Thanks for the very kind comments, Sparrow, Furt, Willie, Marine0846, and Vanvlak.
@Vanvlak: I can't take credit for another man's work! That beautiful Gunga Din figure (from PULP FIGURES https://pulpfigures.com/products/view/149
) was painted by Igor Olshansky, who goes by "Igwarg" in the hobby world, a very talented painter here in the USA, resposible for painting almost all of my Second Afghan War armies, who sadly no longer paints for anyone but himself. I heartily agree with you, "bugler Din" does look great!
NOTE: since first posting the finished tower on my blog, I have gone back and added a detailed TUTORIAL on its painting and weathering. If interested, you can check it out here:http://maiwandday.blogspot.com/2017/03/tower-of-paint.html