I've managed to finish another half dozen British this month so I am progressing, albeit slowly and I have lost my fear of these figures. Sometimes, when figures are very complex or detailed (as is the case, often, with Perry figures) I actually put off painting them. Despite having finished a few of these I was starting to think about these like that. The real issue is often between painting the initial "test" figure, on which I usually lavish a lot more time, and the rank and file. However, in this case I am pretty happy with them and I think they look OK. My main worry has been how to do the stained helmets but I have dealt with these by actually painting them white and...well...staining them, with a Citadel wash, Gryphonne sepia.
I have another half dozen or so started now so will try to move these along a bit. I have also now started the necessary Zulus to finish my second unit and will do those in tandem with the Darkest Africa askari, as they share a lot of colours.
I'm going to have to start thinking about how to organise the British and what units they will represent.