I knew that I needed to get started quickly on the remaining three bases of this regiment. As I was beginning to paint the remaining 18 figures, I pondered something that I have been practicing during my oil painting classes: starting with a big brush and moving down to the smaller ones as the painting continues. I thought that I might try that to quickly get color on the figures and get cracking on this regiment!
Not only did I decide to use a larger brush, I also chose to use a brush that wasn't a typical round! I used a Privateer Press Small Flat brush for the job. As you can see it is huge, even when compared to a Citadel Large brush.
The paint went on very quickly and (for the most part) went where it was supposed to. After the first two figures I learned how to use the squared edges of the brush to cut in nicely on the detail. I am heartened when I look at the figures now. After a short period of painting time, I already have the gaiters painted and large chunks of their coats!