This is a very useful figure. I managed to get 8-10 of them in a bin at a convention w/o having to buy the full bags. With some head-swopping and TSSD's spare rifles I made a militia unit with several individuals. They do need haversacks, canteens, and blankets for a "campaign" unit, but as is, they can defend the town from bandits, Federales, Indians, Spanish, Americans, and the French. I converted the TSSD rifles to flintlocks from spare parts from ACCURATE's British and Minutemen plastic figures. They have a lot of "lame" figures that have well made flintlock mechanisms on their weapons. I suggest that caplock weapons will do for fighting after 1860 if you want to have them fighting the French. TSSD also makes spare bolt action rifles if you wish to convert this figure to the Mexican Revolution of 1910-20. The clothing lend itself more to Zapatistas than Pancho Villa's men who had access to uniforms. Sculpting the bandoleers might be hard to.
These figures are "color-coded" white, but can be easily painted as the clothing was basically white with yellow hats.