I have found when I have what I consider an interesting figure to paint that I am very keen to crack on with it. These Perry cavalry were just such ones.I especially like the guy shooting backwards and the one with the shotgun. Very Rebel like. I also decided to have a go at painting a pinto horse. Usually I stick to chestnuts, grays and the like.
Anyway I ended up painting two pinto horses and I found it pain free. I have been using the excellent P3 burnt umber as a undercoat for my brown horses and then highlight them with various reds or oranges before slapping my trusty GW wash over them and then highlighting the horse again.