I did a little bit of asking around to see what colors others were using for their Captains' trousers and tunic before painting mine; I'd been considering dark green trousers with a white or khaki tunic and declaring him a White Russian camped out in Mongolia (possibly making him an attache of the Mad Baron, the figure of whom I simply must get from Copplestone one of these days), but ultimately went with the more general dark blue trousers and khaki tunic. For the fur vest, I tried to give it a "grizzled" look with alternating layers of gray and brown drybrushing over a dark brown basecoat; the pictures have brought out the gray more prominently than it appears on the figure in person.
I spent more time fussing over what colors to paint his scarf than I did any other part of the figure, I think. I considered doing stripes of dark and medium green (which would match a scarf Gina made for me when we first started dating), then thought about stripes of dark green and dark red, then dark red and dark blue, ultimately deciding on pale gray with thin stripes of dark blue. I think it came out pretty well.
I'm waiting on an order of grass tufts to "finish-finish" the base, for for now he's painted, he's based, he's varnished - I'm willing to consider him finished enough to display, and gosh darn it, I'm too pleased with how he came out to want to wait another week to show him to you guys.
That is a lovely figure from Bob Murch. Great painting on the fur jerkin.As you already know, 5 more points for your total.