Sunday, April 27, 2014

State of the Painting Desk

On Saturday, the desire and opportunity to descend into the game room for a lengthy painting session materialized.  With some spring yard work done, 35 miles on the bike in my legs, and weather turning dismal, I sat down to the desk for a leisurely afternoon.
After the session, I had made progress on three different projects.  First, the two Austrian grenadier battalions for the 1799 project were nearing completion.  I have been working a little on these figures in short bursts the last couple of nights.  After a few more hours, the AB Austrians were ready for the dip.
AB Austrian grenadiers
After the the Austrians, I pulled out one battalion of Blue Moon AWI Hessians to be painted as SYW Prussian musketeers.  By late afternoon, the finishing touches were being placed on these figures.
Blue Moon SYW Prussians
Finally, with still a bit more painting energy remaining, I pulled 22 28mm  Brigade Games' French gendamerie from the primered pile.  Work just started on the faces before I quit for the day.  Originally, I considered painting and fielding these French as Consular Guards but the uniforms of the Gendarmerie have convinced me to paint them as sculpted.
Brigade Games' French gendamerie
Still much work on the French remains.  Both the Austrian grenadiers and Prussian musketeers will get a spray of Dullcote on Monday and then move onto the basing phase.

11 comments:

  1. Impressive amount of biking not to mention painting!

    Christopher

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    1. Christopher! I try to get on the bike daily and 25-40 miles is the typical workout. These legs of mine have logged a lot of miles over the years!

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  2. 35 miles, yard work and a long shift of painting. That sounds, and looks like a great day!

    You must have some great access to bike trails. You couldn't hit 25 miles around here without riding on too busy streets. ;-)

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    1. Monty, there are many good, paved bike trails around including one great 70 mile trail that includes crossing Lake Coeur d' Alene on an old rail bridge. Most of my outdoor riding is done on public roads and highways. Since I live near the edge of town, it only takes a few tense miles to reach tranquil county roads. I should add that my wife figures I'll meet my demise out on the bike...

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  3. Can't wait to see the "gendarmerie" finished...

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    1. Beautiful sculpts that should be enjoyable to paint.

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  4. Great! do you have donuts and coffee before or after bike riding :o)
    anyway...your work bench looks organized to paint miniatures etc. cool!

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  5. Keep up the good work. I'm terribly, terribly envious.

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