Going into this project, there were several things I wanted to accomplish when painting these models. First, because these models are being painted with tabletop use in mind, I wanted something that was durable and easy to fix if need be. Second, I wanted a look that was natural, rugged, and appealing, as well as being easy to replicate dozens of times. Keeping a limited palette, in my opinion, was key to accomplishing this.
For commissars, I painted the boots, belts and visors in German Grey before washing them and painted the Soviet stars with Citadel Evil Sunz Scarlet highlighted with Citadel Wild Rider Red. This was sufficient to make them stand out while remaining cohesive with the rest of the army.
And that’s it! What are you doing to get your Soviets ready? Are you going for natural or more pop out of your force’s appearance?