I am really enjoying painting these vignettes these days. Although this does not fit my current prime project, I have some British officers that are burning under my nails right now. I guess those will come soon(ish).
@Greystreak: All the gold and silver lace and cloth were done using NMM techniques. All the real metal parts (helmet, scabbards, spurs...) were done usingmmetalic paints. So far I have been doing it that way with all my Napoleonic minis and I love the results.