I have started work on my French dragoons, or their mounts anyways. Using the old school Oil wipe method taught to me by Terry Matheny ( who was in turn taught I believe by P. Gilder), I was able to bring these beasties from unflashed metal to this stage in under three hours. After they dry I'll paint in the harness, socks, color, manes, etc using acrylics. the end effect is pretty sweet. In the mean time, I'm starting in on the riders.