Thanks to those who commented on my last post.
Today at lunch I took the opportunity to cover the straps in white and eliminate the black lining attempt. Here are two of our stalwart soldiers (the other two are not presentable - I slop the white on and then cut in with the tunic color).
Aside from how visible the horrible job i did trying to clean the flash off these figures (i would have been better off leaving it), is in these pictures, i think the straps and bags look immeasurably better than in the previous post and much closer to what i had in mind.
It took the entirety of my lunch to get them to this state, so I will probably finish tomorrow out with the other two. With some time during the upcoming long Thanksgiving weekend (I'm in the US) and a few lunch hours, I hope to get this unit of 10 figures completed before December arrives.
Oh and I forgot to mention before, but these are Armies in Plastic - but you probably already knew that!