Well, this evening I managed to get the other half of the Russian infantry primed. Even with the primer heavily thinned and with flow improver added it was hard going trying to use it with my 0.35mm airbrush. I'll wait until my new 0.5mm airbursh arrives before doing any more priming.
So, here they are in all their red glory (gory?):
The strip at the front is artillery crewmen for 2 guns.
That will be eight regiments to add to my collection once they're painted. I'm actually very tempted to add figures for the remaining 13 infantry regiments which fought in the SYW to the order I'll be placing with Essex for wagons and limbers.
Last night I added some basing gunk to some of the Salutesville figures which don't need Milliput:
To close off this post, a quick heads-up for any UK readers who use hot glue guns a lot - Lidl have a good deal on glue sticks at the moment: £2.99 for a pack of eighteen sticks (Parkside PHPZ 3 A1; 11 x 280mm) so it's probably a good time to stock up for future needs if you're quick!