04 July 2017

Happy July 4th!!!


Two suitable images by reenactors for the July 4th holiday.  Not my particular cup of tea, but you've got to hand it to the  people who take the time, effort, and spend the money to get it just right.

Almost finished applying white gesso basecoat to those 30 RSM95 cavalry.  Then, it will be time to start painting in earnest.  First, I'll apply the usual alkyd oil flesh wash to faces, followed by an acrylic yellow undercoat to the horses before a dark brown oil glaze (Burnt Umber), black cavalry boots, and then the main uniform colors.  
 
My son, the Young Master, wandered by yesterday afternoon and asked when I would be all finished painting soldiers.  I replied that, much like a flower garden, one is never quite done when it comes to painting, collecting, and playing with soldiers.  You could probably say that for many other hobbies as well.  Happy Independence Day everyone.  KA-BOOM!!!

-- Stokes

3 comments:

Stryker said...

Happy Revolution Day (as we prefer to say this side of the pond) - have a good one!

Wellington Man said...

Many Happy Returns from one of the loyal parts. This means we get to keep the Queen. And Tea drinking. And Dr Who.

Fitz-Badger said...

"I replied that, much like a flower garden, one is never quite done when it comes to painting, collecting, and playing with soldiers. You could probably say that for many other hobbies as well."

Very true, and one of the enduring reasons we enjoy these hobbies, I believe.

Happy Independence Day!

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