OK, I'll give you a minute to stop groaning at the awful pun in the title.
Finished groaning? OK, let's get on with the post.
As the title suggests, I'm very near to finishing the grenadiers. All the painting is done and they have been varnished. Once that is fully dry, I'll pop them off their sticks and start gluing them onto 30x30 bases. Once the superglue has had a chance to fully set, I'll add the basing gunk. That should let me finish them off tomorrow.
The flags weren't as bad to paint as I'd feared, but I hate mitres. More accurately, I hate the backs of mitres. It's just as well that I'll only ever have to paint two more regiments of grenadiers for my Russians.
So, pics in current state:
I think I want to take a mental break before starting on the musketeer regiments. I've already decided what I'll paint up, but I'll leave it as a surprise. I may even start on them tonight.