I brushed on the deepest shadows, brightest highlights and subtle blue-ish light reflections on the forehead. The eyes were finished but a lick of gloss clear will be applied later on. The most important todays action however was to add the black camo on the face. This was something I never did before. The parachutists used burnt wine bottle corks for this facial camo.
I didn't apply pure black to get the look right. I mixed a tad of ultramarine blue and white with the lamp black. It was then applied by drybrushing (which I never do when I paint figures, but it did the trick I think). I didn't want not to overdo the effect to end up with an emotionless face, however some but not all of these guys did so.
That is amazing, Guy! You really captured the look of stress from combat with the facial features.
"You watch the world exploding every single night Dancing in the sun a newborn in the light, Brothers and their fathers joining hands and make a chain The shadow of the Wicker Man is rising up again......" ------"The Wicker Man", by Iron Maiden