I had a few figures left over from my French Senegalese project so I painted them up as Italian Askaris for use in either Ethiopia or Libya. It probably means I've committed myself to buying more to build a full unit, but they do look nice.
Since it is nearly dark I tried using flash and the just fill in flash to see the difference. For both photos my painting lights were on to reduce the shadows.
1) Just flash
2) Fill in flash
Certainly the second gives better colours, but the first is a crisper image.