These stout chaps are the first 'proper' 1/32 scale figures (as opposed to nasty 'army men' types) I have complete for the Little Cold Wars project. They are of course the rather lovely figures from the Airfix Modern German Infantry set. 'Modern' in this case being the mid-1970s and 'German' as in from West Germany. Takes you back, doesn't it?
Never being one to avoid shirking a challenge I opted for the pre-Flecktarn olive green uniform, though I couldn't resist adding the (rather oversized) national flags on the shoulders.
The 'traditional toy soldier' paintwork was topped off with a generous application of matt spray varnish - which dries with a rather pleasing slight sheen.
The figures are individually based on mdf bases from East Riding Miniatures. The larger (4-inch square) steel bases, each bearing four figures, represents a platoon in the game.