Unfortunate as those are some good looking groups. Perhaps the “paint on a stick” method might have been easier? And why don’t you have a 2-hair brush for super fine detail?!?! (funny side note: i recently made a 6-hair brush from cat hair, for real! Works great for moving inks around.)
Between you and Thad I have been inspired to bust out my 3mm Nam stuff again. Time for some tiny helos bringing doom on Charlie! That is, if I can set up a table and play and keep the aforementioned cats at bay!
"I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."