A few days later, there was a fellow on TMP selling some AWI figures by ATKM so I plunked down my money. A 12-man infantry unit plus command, a 6lb cannon and a Washington figure were included (plus rules, tokens, bases and trays. The 12-man unit had the coats, facings, vests and trousers done (a mix of block painting the darker colours and washes over white for the lighter colours) so I picked up where their former owner left off and also added in some layering and the magic dip.
Given this Frankenstein's-monster approach to painting, I was pretty happy with the results (especially given the eye-searing risks of red over white primer). The bases look like Litko--not sure who makes the movement trays. I think these guys could use a coat of flat sealer. I've made some progress on the command figures (need to fabricate a flag and pole) and have primed the rest of the figures.
Up next: I have built the second set of 10mm Dropship Commander figures Craig gave me to paint. I will spray they copper tomorrow (needs a bit more heat than we have today) and proceed to detailing. Then maybe back to these 54mm fellows.