These are some dudes I painted earlier this week (we had a fun game today.)
A squad of army troops, to add to my other filler Russians. Now I have enough for the Bogatyrs league to occasionally call on the Red Army to help out (after all they are military officers!). Here we have three infantrymen (including a scout wearing his fur hat against regulations), a medic, and a sergeant.
A sleeping/wounded man and some pilot types. The middle fellow is brave Italian air hero Umberto Nobile
, who is absolutely a brilliant real-life pulpy character and incidentally the first man (sharing credit with fellow-traveller Roald Amundsen) to reach the north pole in his airship Norge
Three adventurers had previously claimed the Pole, and while Fredrick Cook was derided as a fraud in his own lifetime, only modern research has determined that BOTH Robert Peary and Richard E. Byrd lied. Each came close, but too weak-willed to admit the truth, each falsified his logbooks and records to convince the public they had attained the pole. Nobile never learned it in his lifetime, but he and Amundsen were actually the first men to truly reach the North Pole - and in an airship no less! It really doesn't get much pulpier than that!
Nobile was actually an attempt at 28mm portraiture, so that was very interesting as I had to use several painting tricks to slightly reshape the Biggles face of the base figure.
A few plot points and/or scenery elements. A burnt-out campfire, a cairn of loose stones, a backpack, and a sapling with a banner or rag tied to it.