Sunday, May 16, 2010
Gentlemen Pensioners of the Konigreich
Spent an enjoyable afternoon painting up my first Spencer Smith in the uniform of the Gentleman Pensioners (Herrsoldaten) Regiment of the Konigreich der Bleiherzen! For this unit I'm going with a slightly "greyed" tone of mid blue with deep red facings for this unit of veterans...nothing too flashy just "classic" ;)...
The Spencer Smiths paint up really fast but it does take a bit of knowledge of 18th century uniforms to get the details painted in because they are only suggested on the castings. These pics of the first test figure are still in a matte finish, the final step will be to give them a nice "bullet proof" coat of "Krylon Triple Thick Gloss" to finish them off in good style. I'm using the great (and well known) set of pics and instructions found on the Spencer Smith site of Henry Heyde's painting of his classic Regiment Regiment von Eintopf as a guide to getting these guys done in classic style...and I'm already looking covetously at the beautiful Holgar Erikkson cavalry for another unit of Bleiherzen veterans....(the CinC LeadGardens is going to kill me!! ;)