I've painted up more of the same pose.
I am reasonably happy with how they are turning out.
I have the additional US figures to complete the ranger chalk now, and I've picked up a camera crew for a future scenario.
I'll post pics later.
The brighter paint on the militia seems to be working out, and I'm now using a different technique on the skin. The hands still don't have enough contrast against everything else, but the faces are working better now.
Time to try the technique on some others now - I think I'll be painting some of the Peter Pig figures next.