Rafa commented that the easiest way to paint buttons was using the tip of a pin. For some reason, possibly because I was too idle to look for a pin, I passed up on this good bit of advice. However, last night, faced with the task of painting rows of buttons on the legs of this Prussian Cuirassier I sought out Mrs S and her stash of sewing accessories.
To my amazement I managed to paint the first row of buttons in just a couple of minutes with no mistakes, a task that would normally have taken me up to twenty minutes with a paint brush and involve a lot of swearing. Once I got the knack of getting the paint to the right consistency with just the right amount on the pin tip it was easy peasy.
So why am I painting Prussian Cuirassiers when I should be painting Austrian infantry? A good question but this is down to Roy pointing out that we didn’t have a single unit of them between us and anyway I’ve been waiting for an excuse to paint up this unit for a long time.