The Old Glory figures are pretty simple and generic. Nice sculpts and cleanly molded. There are three different turban types, though none of them are super. I wish the rifles had bayonets. Anyway, I put them in khaki with some color distinctions to tell the difference. I have the unit with red turbans inspired by pictures of Madras infantry in the 1890's. I gave one unit a green turban tassle and green cuffs, inspired by an Osprey plate. The last is a group with the tall turban/fez which I colored blue with blue turban tassle-simply out of my imagination. These were fun and fairly quick to paint. I especially liked painting the distinctive officers. Two of them come out of the RAFM Victorian Adventurers pack. The other is a Parroom Station officer.
I really like the Martian colonial figures. There are two different figures plus a Martian NCO. I've painted them up in rifle green for the Parhoon Rifles. Still a ways to go on them. The officer is a colonial artillery officer by Old Glory. He'll be in red trousers with red facings. Color, ya gotta love color.
I have a second unit of the askaris, but am short a couple of figures. This, of course, prompted my first miniature order of the year--two more askaris and ten sword wielding Martians to serve as tribesmen types. Probably my last figures for this genre for a while. I still have more Space 1889 figures to paint, but I'll continue to whittle away at them in 2011.