Despite interior painting in full scale this past weekend, time was found for a few relaxing sessions at the painting desk too. Both painting tasks I find relaxing although time spent figure painting is much preferred.
On the workbench, the finishing touches are being applied to two battalions of 28mm Napoleonic infantry: one British (foreground) and one Swiss (background).
With both having red jackets, I figured why not knock out two red-coated battalions at once? Of course, with different accoutrements only a little time was saved. In the end, two battalions will march off the desk instead of the usual one.
To the right of the photo is a portion of the next unit to see action on the painting desk once the infantry have mustered out. That next unit to see the brush with be French chasseurs a cheval from Front Rank.
This edition's look at the painting desk shows a surprise entry. The surprise is a jump start into my planned Great Italian Wars project in 28mm. Part of the recent haul of lead for this project included about 100 painted figures of Swiss and Landsknecht. The pike figures arrived expertly based on 40mm x 40mm bases with four figures per base. At first I considered mounting three such bases onto an Impetvs sized sabot but quickly realized I would not be able to duplicate the basing technique. With an overnight soak, the existing bases were removed and the figures dried and affixed to the standard Impetvs base.
That is where I am in the rebasing process. Now, the bases need painting and flocking. Once completed, ten pike blocks, four doppelsoldner, and two gun stands (not shown) will be ready for action. Nearly an instant army. Nice, eh?