I have spent most of my time painting Napoleonic Cavalry in 15mm and 28mm. My goals are to complete my 15mm Spanish Cavalry and 2 28mm French Cavalry Units that are Perry Hussars and Perry Dragoons. I must admit, when I got the boxes last year I did my usual "Oh I'll paint one and see what it is like" but this ended up with one figure painted and the box gathering dust. Of course seeing as I was "homeless" for a month while waiting for water, power and such after the earthquake I wouldn't have got anything done anyway, but at least I have a plan now.
The joy of these figures are the fact you get to make them, which I love, while most of the figure is premoulded you can at least amend they accessories and the odd sword arm etc etc.
In the Perry Dragoon pack you also get a number of dismounted troops, and I started to paint two of these and a mounted officer some time ago as my testers. I have chosen the Italian Guard Dragoons as my unit and started sometime last year. I undercoat in black, and then paint (well usually) in 3 layers depending on the figure type and make. The following two Troopers have been undercoated and had several layers appied to face and uniform but were yet awaiting a more detailed finish and tidy up (aswell as those gold fish eyes).
A mostly completed Officer, I need to tidy up the horse and saddle as well as some minor detail on the sword arm, I also need to find the figure as since taking this shot I have no idea where he is.
My test figure from the Perry Hussars box. I have made them the 2nd Regiment (Westfalia) as I had a surplus of blue paint, aswell as having a large Westphalian Infantry force, why not have hussars with them :). The figures themselves are awesome and this test figure still has some way to go for finishing but I intend to upodate some of his comrades at the same time.