I'm always quite hesitant to begin painting an infantry lot. I often spend more time painting an individual soldier than I do on a tank, largely due to the fact infantry is an entirely acrylic brushwork-related affair. Camo must be tackled by hand and eye, not by airbrush and a general rule of thumb, a process that can be excruciating at times. Details and gear are cluttered across small spaces, whereas tanks have large areas of uniformity. Nevertheless, battlefields are not made up of pure armor and infantry combat is generally more fun and chaotic on the table top, so we must persevere.
I've been working on getting my Russians ready over the last week and my energies have been focused on this VDV platoon. With only 8 troopers left this part of the project is nearly done. I was feeling particularly masochistic with this lot, so, in typical Russian fashion, decided to deck them out in an eclectic array of Soviet and Russian camo schemes :)
the week's takings
Command team with marksman, medic, RPG-7
RPG-7, AK-74 w/ optics, Rpg-18, PKM
AK-74, AKSU-74, RPG-29, RPG-18
RPG-7, RPK-74, AK-74
Need to round out this unit with more RPK SAWs and a few more rifles, then its on to the French or USMC