These are 1/72 Zvezda Greek infantry primed grey. The Zvezda figures look good, especially at a distance. Close-up though, a few poses have awkward moldlines, soft details and a lot of filled-in undercuts. I don't mind though because I'm going to use these fellas for gaming, especially in bunched up formations on multiple figure bases. These have already been mounted on DBx bases, since I'll be using these for my Hordes of the Things Mythic Greek army.
Some would paint these on paint sticks, or individual painting mounts with a mind to painting the whole figure. My philosophy though is for the lazy man -- if you can't see it, don't paint it :)
Base colors are slapped on, some quite messily since I'll be retouching them anyway after the application of the magic wash.
I've got my own fomula for the magic wash and I'll show it soon.
That's my new magnifying lens, picked up at a Japanese thrift store for a dollar. Neat find if I do say so myself.
Cheers for now!