Decent hour hour and a half of painting. Added red on the reiters and used same color for various cossacks, volunteers,pancerni and other troops on the painting table. Same story with different browns
I used for reins and different parts of these Reiters other gear. Only after putting this pic up I noticed missing scabbards.
Likewise with skintone and metallic blue I gave to the helmets and breastplates. The effect of metallic blue is not bad but feels a bit like cheating. It is also a bit too shiny for what I'd expect blackened armor of mercenary troopers to look like.