Progress is going well. I found some very good reference material on the Internet which has made it easy to get that authentic look. I've chosen to paint the bases a more yellows sand colour than usual to better suit the nature of a Pacific Island.
I will ultimately add flock and clump foliage to the bases as befits a more tropical location.
With a following wind I think these should be finished early next week. It's amazing how quick I can do things when I'm enthused. I'm clearly not cut out for painting large numbers of troop in the same paint scheme :-(