It’s time for another ‘what I’m painting’ entry. Currently on my painting table are two groups of figures:
The ‘one offs’. These are a mix of stuff, which I started painting mostly because I ran out of other prepared figures to paint and had to root around in my boxes for things that had been prepped already. Currently in this set are a fantasy figure, a pack donkey, a Foundry Plains Indian and two Darkest Africa figs, one bearer and one askari. All of these are in various stages of (un)completion. Most of the work is however going to:
Gripping Beast Arthurian figures. This has a lot to do with the new Age of Arthur book, of course. Basically, I scrounged up my last stash of unpainted GB Arthurian infantry — just enough to make up, together with some rebasing of figures painted earlier, another 24 man Pedyt unit. Currently, 14 figures have been painted (although I cheated on 6 of them, as they had been painted almost 10 years ago), 3 of which have been seen in photographs already. The next batch will be photographed once their leader, who’s currently on the painting desk and about halfway done, has been painted. I’m basing twelve of the unit’s figures 6 each on a 6x4cm base, so I’m photographing them when these two bases are done. After that, it’s another 9 singly based figures (three of which are half completed) to complete the unit.
After the GB Arthurians are done, I’ll switch to another unit (I’m beginning to like unit painting lately ) — probably either Carolingians or Napoleonic Chasseurs à Cheval. As to that last: I made the mistake of reading Baron de Marbot’s memoirs and now find myself curiously urged to paint the 23rd Chasseurs and per extension the whole of II Corps in 1812. Oh my.