Unpainted HO figures
With actual construction of my layout still some time off -- getting rid of the existing items in the room is going very slowly -- I'm looking at other projects that I can do in the meantime. These include final assembly work on some structures that never quite got done.
I'm also looking at ways to populate the layout. I've accumulated some Preiser figures over the years, but (1) the total is only a couple of dozen and (2) these can quickly get very expensive.
Preiser and other manufacturers do offer large sets of unpainted figures at a much lower price. And, I think I can manage to paint these figures fairly quickly.
My question is this: If you've painted figures yourself, what paints have you used? Walthers lists some paints as "figure paint" but these (other than flesh color) appear to be bright military colors.
I know that I can also add some details to the figures with fine-point permanent markers, but these might be rather limited in coloring the clothing of the figures.
Let me know about your experience.