I just finished the first batch of picoarmour (3mm) Italians for the western desert. I have worked out an Operation Compass Beda Fomm scenario. Here are the ill-fated Italians starting with the CO, 3 HQs and an FAO stand. There are a variety of vehicle types. I used vallejo Desert Sand with Vallejo black wash. The Vallejo washes are superb, they settle well and dry flat, unlike Future. Vastly superior, and worth $12 for the large bottles.
Next there are 2 battalions of medium tanks M13-40s. The tanks are very nice, the height is exagerrated but it works. Lots of depth and detail in the sculpts:
a company of light tanks (L3-35s):
A couple of battalions of bersaglieri, I decide to base them 5 foot and 1 support weapon per stand since more than that looked a bit crowded. These guys are in Vallejo Game Colour desert yellow (more of a dun yellow than their Model Colour desert yellow, which is quite orange) with Vallejo sepia wash, plus the capercaillie feathers picked out in black, guns in metal.
Support weapons: 2 artillery stands and 4 MG stands:
All this for about $25 cost. A blister is either 15 vehicles (5 stands) or 60 foot castings (5-10 stands depending on basing) for the cost of $4. This stuff is awesome!!!
BTW- here are the products I have been using for basing and washes:
Next up: Brits.