Photo Two - Undercoated with black spray paint and the missed areas touched-up with acrylic Black and a large brush.
Photos Three and Four - A close up of the preparation work so far. I have removed the overly thin and weak bayonets from the flimsy flintloques. As Rob called them - 'needle bayonets!'
Photo Five - Although Black undercoat is not the best to highlight this - these really are some fantastic sculpts and I am looking forward to starting the painting proper over the next couple of days.