"I don't know how you do it! They are wonderful!
I wish that I had your painting skill ... but my eyesight (even with my new glasses) and the arthritis in my hands mean that I cannot paint that accurately."
I didn't think they were anything special but here is how I do it, just for you Bob.
These are 10mm Pendraken Napoleonics painted in a form of 'toy soldier' style. It works for me.
This is the figure cleaned up and mounted on a painting stick with a blob of blu-tac.
I use a Revell number 3 brush which is not that small.
I paint the entire figure white, a sort of undercoat.
I paint the arms, front and back blue and the back of the coat leaving the front of the jacket, the legs and the head white.
I paint the entire head, face and hair and helmet black and the boots black.
I paint the sword including the hand gunmetal.
I paint the plume red.
I paint the face and the hands a flesh colour. I forgot the left hand, will get that later. I use a Coat d'arms 3/0 brush which is a little bit smaller.
I paint the sword scabbard and belt black.
I paint two little V shapes white on the coat tails.
I gloss varnish the entire figure. I will paint the base green later just prior to basing.
This is how he will look when based up.
This is how a full wargames unit looks.
None of this painting requires excellent eyesight, adequate will do, a lot of the end result is dependent on using the correct technique, This is my technique (one of them anyway). Once they are 4 foot away they will look dandy.