Private Ivan belongs to the State! His blood is destined to be spilled on the steppes of the Motherland in the Great Patriotic War Against Fascism! (And if his mother says otherwise, we have a space in the gulag just for her).
Commisar Jimski's Soviets are coming on well. I was not happy with the effort I'd put into painting these figures as Jim had undercoated the figures in white, while I usually use black. I find black more forgiving as gaps between the colours don't show up as much, whereas they were glaringly obvious to me with these figures. You are always your own worst critic, but as this is my first commission, I wanted to get it right.
I thought I'd give the first few a coat of Army Painter - Dark just to see how they looked, and lo and behold, the Army Painter magically covers up all the blemishes! I'm quite please with the result; I hope your are too, Jim!