Little wooden soldiers

I'm still deciding how exactly to paint these litte guys. I want them to be wearing the uniform that army soldiers wear today. My husband who is a "real life" army soldier coached me in what hand should be saluting, and how the beret should sit on the soldier's head. I also made some soldiers with combat helmets on. I will most likely change the way their uniform is painted to make them more realistic before I'm done with them.

I think these are alot of fun. My official toy testers-my 4 children-immediately began playing with them as soon as they saw them. Because they're chunky, they stand really well.