The figures are the superb 15mm ones produced by AB Figures although I began this project so long ago I actually bought them from Polly Oliver (whatever happened to the lovely Polly Oliver AWI range?). My technique is pretty basic using black undercoat and block colours in much the same way as I paint the Hintons. I’ve never really got to grips with shading on 15mm figures, in fact I’ve never really got to grips with shading at all but I have introduced a bit of wash over the flesh on these lads as it’s an easy and effective way of bringing out the detail.
Being a dyed-in-the-wool Union man I’ve painted hundreds of the boys in blue over the years but very few of these butternut and grey types. I have to say I actually quite enjoyed doing them although I would never dream of commanding such a rabble in a tabletop battle.