Day five is over, and I'm nearing completion. Today I painted all the blankets, canteen straps, canteens, and brass work. I also took Austin's advice from the comments on the last post and painted the Confederate haversacks a linen color.
The only thing left to paint now is the flesh highlights. It might take me two days, but I think I can get it all done tomorrow.
I used Testor's enamel "gold" for the brass buttons, buckles, and cartridge box badge. I like enamels for my metalwork, even though they are a pain to work with, because no acrylic I've found looks as good.
Again, please remember that I'm going for speed here. These figures won't win any painting competitions. But they're cleanly painted, and they should look great on the table.