Wednesday, September 1, 2010

August Production

Actually, this probably should be titled August lack of production. From a painting perspective it was a pretty lame month. I completed 1 unit (12 figures) of Russian Militia and 16 chickens.

Yes, I said chickens. Our group uses chickens and other farm animals to mark units that are disordered. They look much less obtrusive on the table than pipe cleaners or some other type of marker. Plus plopping a chicken, pig or sheep down next to a unit provides an opportunity for bad jokes and puns that can’t be passed up.

I do have several units partially completed, but there not done so they don’t count. The good thing about the abysmal painting results for August is I can only get better.


  1. Eh, keep plugging away, Barry. As you know, for July/August I did 90 French Infantry (4 units of Ligne and 1 of Legere for my organization), but they were in overcoats so faster to paint. For September I hope to convert those 1813 Austrian Landwehr to Hungarian Insurrectio (4 units of 12), and have the Seminovsky (BLUE collars trimmed red - the thrill of it!) and Litovski (RED lapels - thrills again!) regiments of the Russian Guards in the painting queue.

  2. Cluck cluck...cluck cluck cluck....Bawk!! Cluck, bawk bawk BAWK!!!

  3. Lol, Larry, fortunately I speak Kansan, which is similar to my native Nebraskan. Thanks.