These were the latest addition to the Soviet forces, painted as the last batch after all the other infanrymen were finished.
On this team I tried to speed up the process somewhat and experimenting with a mix of painting shadows and washing. Instead of using pre-made washes, I mixed my own acrylic wash with the colors I needed and slapped them into the most recessed areas, carefully selecting the right color for the area i wanted to hit.
The more visible and "important" shadows are still hand-painted however, so these are hybrid figures, but finished within a single painting session - and still looking good I think.
Next up: More infantry from the main batch.