Another ten or so Cuban 'small arms' stands are in the pipeline. I'm painting roughly a third of the figures as white troops as I believe the majority of Cuban troops were black. Most of the figures are wearing helmets - I'm using the modern Command Decision middle eastern regulars.
Painting is going slowly as I've been away from home quite a bit over the past couple of weeks with work but the important thing is to maintain progress. Reinforcements arrived last week in the shape of a parcel from Peter Pig - some lovely GAZ jeeps, recoiless rifles, vehicles mounted machine guns, an AA gun, crew figures and seated figures. These are all for technicals. I got a couple of packets of casualties in helmets and caps. There were also three of the mighty URAL trucks to supplement the BTR 60s I bought from Command Decision.
I've ordered the South Africans from Peter Pig - Centurian tanks, Elland Armoured Cars, Land Rovers and Toyota Pick Ups, Buffel APCs, and a selection of Professional figures in hats, as well as some helmeted IDF and Vietnam War Australians. The latter will pass for South Africans and will add variety to the figures.
|Peter Pig IDF Snipers|
|Peter Pig Vietnam War Australians|
|Peter Pig AK47 Range Professionals|
I have a month's holiday coming up from 23 December and I think I have plenty of vehicles and figures to paint or on order to keep me occupied for that time.