dimanche 16 septembre 2018

Musician of the month: drummer of the 8th Neapolitan Line

Hi everyone!

I hope you haven't forgotten this blog :) I know it is a very long time since my last post, but there are several reasons:
1. Summer: I prefer to live outside than to look at a screen
2. Summer: I prefer to travel than to paint in the cellar
3. Socializing: I prefer to talk to people than to my plastic figures
4. Garden: I had a few things to do in the garden (and it's not over...)
5. In spite of the summer and the holidays (in southern Italy, see here - in french, sorry), I also had a lot of work

So after a long break, I come back to this blog with some newly painted figures, but there is only one on display today: the musician of the month!

Our musician is a drummer in the 8th Neapolitan line infantry regiment during the Napoleonic era, and I must admit that he was a real pain to paint. Documentation first: not so easy to find, I used several out-of-date sources, hoping to be accurate - once again, your wise comments are welcome, dear scholar readers.
Then the painting itself: it is difficult to paint after a 5 months break, and the uniform of this drummer is complicated: white with pink garments, and red and white chequered motif everywhere! I had to throw my brush away after that.

Well, this is the drummer:




 You will notice that this is not a plastic figure, but a converted Newline Design Nassau drummer.

Next week (yes, I promise, the pictures are already taken), I will show you the regiment to which this little guy belongs.

As usual, hope you like him :)

24 commentaires:

  1. Bon retour.
    Belle peinture pour un reprise.
    Le choix est osé et le challenge est relevé haut la main.

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    1. Merci Borodino. AU fait, je viens de rajouter un lien vers ton blog !

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  2. I have not forgotten! Good to see you back at the painting desk.
    Nice drummer!

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    1. Un excellent été Maudlin, merci! Et j'espère qu'il en a été de même pour toi.

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  4. Quel retour, magnifique....comme tes vacances il me semble!

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    1. Merci Phil, je crois que j'ai un peu perdu la main mais ça revient doucement (la pratique, toujours la pratique). Les vacances étaient carrément supers.

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  5. Glad to see you back and with such a fantastic mini to boot!. Glad you enjoyed the summer, i'll whisper it but sometimes there is more to life than minis (but not much!).

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    1. Thank you Sprinkles! Yes, there can be some good moments in real life, too.

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  6. I´ve been constantly checking my blog roll and wondered where you had gone. I agree fully with Points, 1, 2, 4 and 5 but l´ll add to Point 3, sometimes, These days, I get more sense out of the plastic bods than most People :-)
    Great return,,the Drummer can Signal a drum roll.

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    1. Thank you Paul! I've been following your work about ACW with great interest. Strangely enough, I have watched Gettysburg and Gods and Generals just before I had a look at your blog, and of course the temptation to paint some rebs and yankees is increasing :)

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  7. The great Phil Otep Back! Missed by thousands of 22mm plastic humans and some hobby fans too!!
    Fortunately the absebnce was because of 100% human , nice and good reasons!!
    Welcome back!!
    I guess actually the same is happening to me.. Still too hot in spain, hope to get back to brushes too...

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    1. Hi Sceavus, thank you, nice to read you! Yes it was too hot here also until the beginning of september to paint, but now it's ok (at least in my cellar). I hope to see your wonderful spirited conversions very soon !

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  8. Nice to see you back, painting Phil!

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  9. hi
    zwar mag ich diese epoche fast garnicht malen
    aber der sieht einfach klasse aus sehr gute und saubere arbeit von dir mein freund
    klasse
    mfg

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