I will follow up my Carabinieri painting with a batch of 18 Jägers. By using a new technique I hope to cut the time required with a good chunk of hours.
Jägers put on bases, based with black primer spray and stuck with nails to a stick! The painting can commence! Episodes 3.35 and 3.36 of the Revolutions podcast saw me base the jackets and greatcoat rolls!
Productive day, laying base colour on rifles, heads and hands and pants! 3.37-3.41 done.
Brass and hair halfways done. 3.42-3.43.
Finished muskets. I'm washing everything at once (with a few different mixes of washes on the plate at the same time, convenient indeed!). Then I continue with the laboursome process of doing the black leather and highlight it in dark grey. 3.44-3.49 (now, Napoleon is joining the game - fun to get a quick refreshing on the Italian campaigns after reading about them in length in David Chandlers "The Campaigns of Napoleon"). Jonas has finished 18 Voltigeurs and started on a horse artillery gun, so he is really getting ahead of me!
Much done today. Layers on jackets, greatcoat rolls, trousers, tassels, sword knots, flesh…! It took some respectable episodes 3.50-3.55, that's The entire French Revolution finished! 55 episodes during building my Sharp Practice force. I also listened to Watain's "Sworn to the Dark". Now I actually smell my own perspiration so I need to take a shower and then go drink some beer! Hope I will finish of these Jägers tomorrow. I am up to around 12 hours of painting now, so I think there will be no problem to get under the 15 hours I hoped for.
Done! Listened to episodes 169-172 and 177-178 of History of Rome, because as with The Lord of The Rings, I did not finish it at my first attempt (and in the case of Lord of The Rings, I will never do as the books miss almost all qualities of read-worthy literature). Put red on the uniforms, made the tassels and a lot of other tiding up. Probably I fiddled with details a little to much on the end, but the end result is really what matters and I don´t like to be disturbed by looking at small beauty faults when gaming!
Podcasts: 13,5 hours
Music: 1 hour
Total: 14,5 hours
Cut 4,5 hours, hurrah! Done in six days, hurrah!! The many time-saving points ought to be: making all washes and all layering at one time instead of going back and forth. Not as much experimenting this time. Next time I will leave the trousers without wash, as I think that will just make the painting easier and will give me at least as good results. I will try to relax on the painting quality standards a bit as well, and let a few missed details that no-one will see go without fixing.
"Glory is fleeting,