References are essential and I happen to have a set of Aussie combats in my collection which really helps getting the colours and pattern just right. I'm very pleased with the result and it's not at all difficult to paint.
On a totally different subject I've just become a grandad as well! Meet James who was born yesterday and is my first grandchild. He's only 6Ib but will soon fill out I'm sure. Chuffed to meet him today and have a cuddle. I'll certainly be showing him how to build his first model kit when he's old enough too.