These figures have been painted with hobby acrylics. I have no plans to put the usual gloss lacquer coat on them at this time. If I do decide that I want to repaint them, the paint will come off easily enough. It is just as easy to put the lacquer coat on if I want to save them. Plus, I can add more details to the uniforms at a later date if I choose to.
And so painting these armies took two days of spare time to paint. Last year I wanted to make it a goal to start using figures that I have collected for the mere fact that they are Peter Laing. To use this simple painting technique I might be able to field armies quickly.
|The completed Prussian Army.|
|The horsemen in front represent generals. I painted the horses different colors to distinguish the generals; I always put the commanding general on a white horse (unless it's an army of evil, then of course it's black.)|
|The Austrian Army completed.|
|When I took these photos, I had just completed painting the generals. The bases have since been painted green.|
|The two armies. Many of the Austrian infantry were already painted from another project. I do not believe painting them would have added more than half an hours' extra work.|