1. You'll need a pin drill to drill out the hole where the axle goes into the wheel. Try to force a wheel on and you'll bend the tiny axle back and maybe even let out a swear or two.
2. Don't glue the wheels on until AFTER you've painted and detailed the chariot. Obvious to most people but I overlooked it with the first batch I painted.
3. These chariots come with a grooved diamond pattern in them. You'll want to create a paint scheme based on this pattern or risk poor results. I tried putting a stripe across one but the paint bled under the tape due to the grooves. D'oh!
Now that summer is over, it's time to start a new army. I've been eyeing Xyston Miniatures but almost anything I paint of theirs would duplicate an army that someone in our club already has. A number of players run Medieval armies and with my ancient armies, I rarely get to play them. I decided to focus on the Medieval era. After reading about Matthias Corvinus and his Black Army of Hungary, I settled on a Later Hungarian army. Later Hungarians have an interesting and colorful mix of units. Plus the Hungarians make a great tabletop opponent for my Ottoman Turks.
The last hurdle was to find miniatures. Unfortunately, Old Glory doesn't have an Eastern European Medieval line. I tried to scratch up units that could stand in for Later Hungarian but it was difficult. Then I stumbled across a US distributor of Essex clearing their figures out at 50% off. While their Medieval lineup has been well looted at this price, I did find enough Hungarians to build a Later Hungarian army. Figures shipped today...I can't wait to get started!