Need to paint my soldiers.

I have returned to earth after some months of all-things-wargames-all-the-time. I have learned much about Roman, feudal, and 18C and 19C warfare. Perhaps not enough to author a Buffer's Guide but enough to ask respectable initial and followup questions. But what I have not yet done is actually play a game! My Bacuss Saxons and a Vikings are still unpainted. I do not have a game table. I haven't tracked down local DBA wargamers. So over the coming weeks I intended to paint my toy soldier: that is, after helping with kids projects, house projects, garden projects, etc. Wish me luck.