Starting the statue was a bit uncomfortable because the textures in it had me painting in a way I don't usually paint. Some areas had me scraping and scratching the surface to reveal highlights and some areas the underpainting shines through the detail sort of like a glaze. Its the kind of painting that when you start, you are not entirely sure you're doing it right. I eventually convinced myself I was on the right track.
The stars on the flag were a challenge - I'm just thankful the folds in the flag obscured many of them so I didn't have to paint all 48. I still want to go back and paint the texture of the fabric on the flag, but I have not decided how I'll do that yet.
Next week I'll start painting the ammo box.