And which toys in particular? Why the recce battalion of course! I bought a boxed pair of BA-10s (Pegasus) yesterday along with the Art of Tactic Soviet Recce Troops. I wanted a mixed battalion of armoured cars and recce troops. Luckily I'd also scored a bagful of the Days Gone By toy trucks so transport, for once, wasn't a problem for my brave lads.
I made a tilt for the truck after rubbing down and washing the paint work. I'm definitely getting better at this task. The brown paper works very well but I discovered that a drop of Vallejo WW2 Russian Uniform mixed with white glue gives a really worn tarpaulin look. I'm not shy with this mix either: use loads of it to really soak the paper and mould it onto the tilt frame.
The BA-10 was made straight from the box minus its spare wheels. It's a nice simple kit but with quite a good amount of detail. I noticed that the white glue/black paint mix I use as an undercoat and key has produced a nice rough finish on the toy's surface. Really armour-like.
The toy troops come as a 4-toy team. I decided to split them up into pairs. Undercoated with a mix of white glue and Vallejo brown. Once dry I painted their camo suits with Vallejo Russian Green with a drop of Vallejo WW2 Russian Uniform. Once dry I used Revell Dark Earth for the camo splodges and a final wash of GW Dervlan Mud.