Using fast paints
I have used mostly the Army Painter fast paints on the model. I used the 'slaughter red' for collars, 'grim black' for the hats, 'hardened leather' and 'pallid bone; for straps and belts. The coat color was made from a 20 plus year old bottle of Liquitex Artist Color Swedish Blue mixed with the "Speed Paint Medium" as the blues in the range were not what I wanted.
The homegrown blue went on in similar fashion to the store bought speed paints... that is to say they go on where the brush touches and does not run at all. In the store the color is now called 'Bright Blue soft body acrylic' but seems to cover as well . So if you have one 'those' colors...I guess crimson or aurore could be mixed the same way.
The plumes are Liquitex's Cadmium Yellow, metal parts using Vallejo metal colors. I will follow with more photos as they come off the paint table and get properly based.