Continuing with the Austrian theme I decided to paint up a few extra gunners for the recently completed cannons. You may remember that I painted one gun crew a few years back (2008 to be precise – click here) so I just needed to add another four figures to give me two batteries.
Fortunately I keep a notebook where I record what paints I use for each figure type which saved me from having to rummage through my Foundry paints trying to colour match. However I did also refer to the Hinton Hunt painting instructions that Clive helpfully posted on his blog (click here) as these weren’t available to me first time around.
One thing that I found I had missed originally was “small yellow pom-pom with black centre at each corner of hat”. Now as we all know you just can’t miss out a pom-pom on a Napoleonic uniform, that’s a slippery slope to who knows where so I’m pleased to report that all hats now have their full complement.