Submitted for your viewing pleasure -- or, at the very least an example of how NOT to go about painting your figures -- the promised Saxon staff and aide-de-camp. The coats and saddlecloths look redder in these photos than is the case in person where they are very much more Alizarin Crimson than they seem here. Likewise, the good general's horse is less orange that it appears in this series of photographs.
And sometimes, nothing seems to go right. As I was applying the Liquitex acrylic gloss varnish last night before bed, what do you think happened? Yep. Knocked over the whole darn bottle and spilled about half of it all over one end of the painting table. Luckily, none found its way onto the radios or any figures, but. . . rats! Just rats! Then, this morning, while applying the clumps of shrubbery, the small tube of super glue gel seemed to get a mind of its own and kept oozing everywhere. Absolutely everywhere. One more time, though, I was fairly quick on my feet and managed to avoid getting any of the stuff on the figures you see here. Oh, the unmitigated hardships we endure for our hobby.