It was a long week of painting, but I managed to finish these 45 American militiamen in just four days. In many ways, painting AWI militia is very similar to painting ACW Confederates. You need colors that are close to each other, but recognizably different, and your palette is mostly browns and grays.
No two figures here are painted the same, although you will notice similar schemes on each stick. I used eight different browns along with eight different highlights, two different grays, buff, off-white, red, and green. The result is a group of soldiers in few recognizable uniforms, but with a common look.
The AWI commission has reached its halfway point. I still have 18 Indians,35 British regulars, and 40 Continentals to paint.