But, what is remarkable is how SMALL they seem to me now after almost five years of working with 25-30mm figures. How in the world did I ever resolve/manage to paint these? The castings are nice enough, but so tiny to my 44-year old eyes. Amazingly, the painting doesn't look too shabby either after all this time. However, I'm not really sure I could go back now and expend that kind of painting effort on figures so small.
In hindsight, which is always 20/20, you know, painting the larger figures is much more fun and ultimately more rewarding from an artistic standpoint than spending several weeks on a single 15mm unit or two. However, part of the blame is mine since I always tried to paint my tiny figures to a standard similar to that of Peter Gilder and Doug Mason, over whose 25mm glossy Napoleonics I drooled for many an hour as a teenager and twenty-something in the 1980s when their work featured in almost every issue of Miniature Wargames and, later, Wargames Illustrated. Still some of the best painting and modelling out there in my book even all these years later.