I have had these figures nearly finished for months now. This weekend, while I was waiting for primed figures to dry, I applied the last few colors, then based these. All figures are Front Rank. The flag is GMB. Bases are Litko 20mm squares. I plan to use these figures for some Sharp Practice scenarios.
Usually I use Testor's "Gold" enamel paint. It looks like real metal, mostly because its pigment is real metal. But I dislike the fumes from enamels, the way enamels destroy brush points, and keeping separate brushes for enamels and acrylics.
I tried a new gold paint on these figures. Blog reader Roger Dospil emailed me a couple of months ago and recommended Vallejo's "Old Gold." I had tried Vallejo's "Gold," but found it much too yellow for my taste. "Old Gold" has a much mellower tone that works well. The paint is a little tacky for my taste. I do not feel like I have good brush control with it. Still, enamels tend to be more liquid than I like, so maybe no metallic paint will make me completely happy. "Old Gold" will be my main gold paint for a while.