I've been painting quite a few vehicles lately. In fact I think I've painted more vehicles for my SSU army in just the last couple of months than I ever did for any of my 40k armies back in the day!
Anyway, the Nikita is done and both self-propelled guns are done (although one still needs its crew) so it was a nice change to paint some infantry when I got started on my Red Guard command squad. I did pretty much the same thing I did when I started painting my regular SSU infantry last year: blocked out solid colours and washed them with Army Builder Strong Tone. Except this time I didn't stop at that stage but followed up for some quick highlights and a few more details. I also picked out the faces better and a couple of them even got eyes!
This is basically what I aim to do with all my infantry once I get around to it - wash and then pick out faces and some details. The Dust infantry models are overall pretty cool looking and look good on the tabletop, but they are not individual works of art like what you see released for Infinity, so I don't really think spending any more time with them than this is worth it. Besides, with the historical connection they have actually not doing strong highlights and leaving them a bit flat adds to the "model builder realism feel" of them. :)
Now I have two Red Thunder anti-tank squads and the crew of the second gun tractor left to paint. I just started with the first basecoat on one of the Thunder squads last night so they'll hopefully be done soon enough.
Also, here's a quick teaser shot of Anders' first project, his Horton fighter jet:
He's actually almost finished it by now, but he couldn't get pictures to me in time so this WIP shot will have to do. For now.
Finally, here's a group shot of what's done so far: