Today I got going with the blue coats of the regular Union infantry.
Undramatic as you can see. The bits to be careful with are the neckline, the bottom edge where it meets the trousers and around the hands on the end of the sleeves. Overpainting the backpack is not a problem.
Here's the whole lot so far.
Now comes the smaller areas of colour, brown on the hair, black on the boots, the bottom rim of the kepi, the backpack, the cartridge pouch and the cross straps and finally dark blue on the kepi.
The Sharpshooters get a similar treatment although mostly in brown.
Past halfway with this Regiment then.
And the Sharpshooters too!
Hopefully I can do the finishing touches tomorrow and get to the all important gloss varnish stage.