I just finished another part of my long-run project (http://zedsnappies.blogspot.de/2011/07/project-all-varieties-of-pre-1812.html), a display of soldiers of the 4th Swiss infantry regiment which fought for the French.
I wanted to paint them for quite a long time now - dark green uniforms with black breast, cuffs&collar and light yellow pipings. Looks marvellous.
Regarding those Russian hussars, I'm just not getting through to it. At the moment, I have some other projects to finish - mainly diorama works for this years' competitions. Therefore, I spent lesser time on the hussar think and Ben - I can fully understand you. There's a certain moment when you simply have enough of them. So what's up with the project? I have 3 of 13 riders done, 6 of 13 horses are completed. They look like this:
Btw. - for one of my small dioramas, I decided to work with a tree. I ordered it here at this guy: http://bookman-miniaturen.blogspot.de/2012_10_01_archive.html I confess that this hand-made tree wasn't that cheap, but it was certainly worth its' price.