A while ago I visited a friend who got me interested in 54mm skirmish gaming. SInce I never painted anything in such a large scale I risked buying a box of the Italeri British Rifles. These turned out to be one-piece figures with excellent detail. So I tried my hand at one just to "test the water".
I am quite pleased with this first attempt, would certainly approach some things differently next time (shading and blending the skin colour and such) but it's not bad.
These close-ups really show the flaws yet present in my technique, but do serve to illustrate the tremendous amount of detail these figures offer: