been somewhat aimlessly painting of late and somehow managed to get a bunch of generic insurgents done up:
These guys are a mix of Elhiem, Vepa and Weefriends(whom I suspect has the same sculptor as Vepa and UFM) The thing I always have dreaded about insurgents is the sheer variety of color schemes to use. Given the plurality of civilian clothes, this often leads to a massive time sink as the painter attempts to give his canon fodder more variety. I was able to get a pattern on the shemaghs that I was happy with. Previously I had used stark white against the red and blue backgrounds, but I found that using a highlighted color of the base more effective as its not really possible to see pure white at this scale.
Vepa's range of militia figures from the Lebanese civil conflict had a few unexpected treats. One fellow in particular appeared to have a fairly generic-looking RPG which I take to be a WW2-era bazooka, but with the right paint job instead turns into an RPG-29. This will be particularly tasty in games where you see waves of insurgents breaking against the impenetrable armor of an M1 or a Challenger.
I also waded back into painting UCP (exhausting) and added a few more specialists into the ever-expanding US army group. This time I did up a out-of-box M240G gunner by Elhiem and a conversion of a British trooper with an XM-25(wtf?) that Dan was kind enough to pass my way, headswaped with an Elhiem US army guy. The end result: I cant discern the difference and now have a FP 2 ignores cover grenadier! :)