Friday, 24 July 2009
WIP – Prussian Officer and More 8th Dutch Militia
These guys have come out well, considering I was frustrated by the weather - Getting home from work at 6.30pm this week, I have only had around an hour and a half of real daylight time to supplement my daylight lamp, and almost each evening a huge black sodding cloud (sometimes with drizzle) has darkened the painting session and made things alot more difficult to paint.
The two dutch militiamen will bring the grand total of finished minis for the battalion to 12, that's halfway. Packs, musket, canteen, feet and shakos to finish up here.
Finally got round to starting the officer for my battalion of West Prussians too. Only the boots and sword/scabbard to finish here now. The undercoat of humbrol matt black let me down on this little chap, and has made painting even more difficult (adherence issues). For some reason the undercoat (even after the required shaking and stirring) went on in a satin finish. I bought him on ebay and can only think the problem may have been perhaps some residue from stripping, but then again, I cant remember if the model had been stripped! Anyway, subsequent models undercoated with the same humbrol black have turned out fine.
With the baby and mum away, that's all I could manage to paint.
I was sad to hear of supercentenarian Henry Allingham passing away last weekend, at the grand old age of 113. He was the oldest survivor of the First World War, served at Jutland and the sole surviving member of the Royal Naval Air Service.