Weather layering or dipping, Napoleonics still eat up the time with their tricky uniform detail.
I am pleased though at getting results I can live with and speeding up the painting process slightly. I set about painting this Battalion in groups of twelve, thinking I could bash through them in a night. However, I soon changed this to groups of six because of the time consuming uniforms. Six allows me to enjoy the painting process more and see results at the end of the night. It's nice with the dip because there's kind of a production line thing going on, when one lot is drying, another lot is being painted and so on. For me It makes painting these tricky fellows a little more enjoyable.