Some years ago, I was fascinated by Bonaparte's expedition in Egypt, because of the scientific part of this adventure - the beginning of Egyptology - and also by the extraordinary uniforms of this time.
The camel was painted after I read this excellent tutorial on Figuren und Geschichten, a great blog - I must admit that my camel is not as nice as the original, but I have a few more minis to improve my skill :-)
Here's a few pictures of a soldier with his camel somewhere in the Nile valley. He seems to be waiting for an invisible enemy, while a goat is looking for grass around. 1/72 Figures by GerMan, goat by Pegaso.
The GerMan figures are not made of plastic but of soft resin, which is a bit strange where you are not accustomed to this material, but the minis look great when painted.
|... the camel...|
|... and the goat.|