Got a bit more work done on the amazing FeR Miniatures Queens Rangers Officer in 75mm.
They have placed the date around 1777. However, the jacket is based on an extant example which I place around the 1793 revival of the regiment in Canada.
The Rangers serving in the Revolutionary war did not have the black facings. The jacket is also cut in the “narrow back” style. Something which came into popularity later on in the 18th century.
Another interesting thing about the cut of the 1770’s ranger jacket is that it was sleeveless. The Rangers primarily wore a “roundabout” jacket. A simple sleeved waistcoat with sleeves. Their full tailcoat was sleeveless so the sleeves and wings from the round jacket protruded from underneath.
Evening dress worn by Lady Mary Curzon, Vicereine of India, to the coronation of King Edward VII, 1902. [The peacock feather design, which is faded now, is made of beetle wings, and the gold and silver and beadwork weighs over 10 lbs.]
I got my Wings today! This is our base to start, before thickening some lines and adding more background depth that will mesh with the anti-possession symbol (fading from purples to reds, bringing out more color variations). A star for Bucky may make an appearance, and I am also looking for various symbols and ideas to work around the upper wrist area. I would say it’s coming along nicely. My Wings, while obviously being a large part Captain America, are also my ode to the Commandos. The white star was taken from Cap’s breast plate. ^^
Look at me, answering asks from waaaaay back! Gabe’s version will be up asap ;)
Cas is fairly easy to get into bed; he is quite fond of sleeping :) Mind, roughly 40% of the time he will turn up at Dean’s bedroom because sleeping alone is kinda meh somedays. Other days Dean will be checking up on him in the middle of the night, only to find Cas wide-awake. Well, then he has no choice but to steal the sleep-warm fledgling away for snuggles, has he.
Their routine is fairly standard! Cas gets yawny and a tad grumpy so Dean takes him for a bath. They usually wrap the angels’ wings in specialized sleeves when bathing so they don’t get soaking wet. Then Dean brushes out Cas’ wings, oiling them if necessary, and then reads him a story (very enthusiastically) It’s very effective ♥