Well, the first of my 20mm samples turned up mid-week: 3 figures from East Riding Miniature's "Platoon 20" line. They comprised a 1990's British Infantry man (will I be able to paint DPM in 20mm? I struggle in 28!), a 1970's Soviet Motor Rifleman in hooded camo suit and a masked 'bank-robber' type with a stocking over his head with a shotgun.
Initial impressions were good - the figures were bigger than I was expecting (a strange thing to say, but mentally I was picturing them as being closer to 15mm than, say, the old Grenadier 25mm 'Secret Agents' range), and there wasn't too much in the way of mould lines (what there was came of quickly and easily).
I based the 3 figures on penny washers (my default basing medium, as I'm not sure what else one could base them on...) got them primed this morning, and once the primer was dry I thought I'd quickly do the basecoat... You can imagine how surprised I was that I had finished 2 of the figures by the time I had to leave for work (25 mins later!).
The Motor-rifleman was based on an illustration from this book:
Far right-hand side in the picture below to be precise. The only problem is, I've never seen that camo being used anywhere else! Hey ho - he looks good, which is the main thing from my perspective!
Whilst the masked (stocking-ed?) gunman is vaguely based on the gunmen from the 'Squeaky clean cleaning company' in Max Payne 2, although he has a different logo on his back, and has turned out more blue than grey... so actually, I guess he's not really based on them at all!