It has been an eventful week with the effects of Covid 19 beginning to be felt in many areas of our daily lives. I am not working from home yet but it will only be a matter of time methinks! Whilst thus far we have not been directly impacted by the virus we have taken the decision to cancel our planned holiday to Greece later this year as a precaution. We have certainly not been alone in making this decision but I think it was the correct course of action - better safe than sorry.
Whilst this has been going on - and as a distraction of truth be told - I have resumed work on the Del Prado Napoleonic collection. I have sealed the bases for the British cavalry and gun crews and the infantry will be next. I shall get them tackled this evening and so the Prussians and Dutch will be tomorrow. I am then ready to start on the bases which, given the imminent likelihood of having to self isolate, means I will have plenty of time to finish them!
I also undertook some work on the Dragoon regiment that Mr Fox passed over to me. They are now off their bases and I have also had the opportunity to take a much closer look at them. From what I can see the main problem appears to be with the green paint used for the jackets and saddle cloths. I suspect that theses figures were originally painted with a mixture of enamels and acrylics because the enamel paint seems fine. There are a few little scuffs but it is the green that is the main problem.
I reckon that by repainting those areas affected by the loss of paint using an enamel these will come up really nicely. A new base and coat of gloss varnish with a freshened up green and white would work wonders and so that will be another of the restoration/refurbishment jobs I will undertake.