The ground is painted for Winter. In retrospect, the gunshield would look better painted with a whitewash.
The crew figures are a joy to paint, full of detail and convincing poses, albeit a little on the large side. They make Airfix 1/76 scale Russians look like scrawny juveniles.
I was sent some really nice photos of a conversion done by a friend, Doug Iovinelli, some time ago. I meant to put these on the main website back then, but they got misplaced on my old computer and I only recently dug them out again (sorry about the long delay Doug).
"I bought some toy boats for my 3 year old daughter and one of them was screaming to be converted into a D-Day Europe Station keeping boat. Since I had not really looked into what one looked like in any detail, I used my liberal imagination to convert this toy boat into something that I imagined might be in the water to guide the landing craft to the correct beach and double as a rescue boat for any unlucky boats. It will join my collection of landing craft.