Temping as a Quality Inspector for a large plastic and foam materials company. Toy Soldier Painter, semi-retired from Reenacting the US Civil War and American Revolution. Lovely wife and one grown son and a nearly grown daughter.
Steampunk Soldiers made from Armies In Plastic Germans
I had way too many German WW I machine gunners for the number of infantry I have. There was a "look" about them so I swapped the helmets for caps and added a piece of wire and some stick-on gem stone shapes from the art supply store.
Because they are plastic and the simple style that looks like old hollow cast Britains LTD, I gave then a simple paint job. Black uniforms of course.
Ray guns? Rapid fire pneumatic weapons? Electro-Magnetic pulse rifles?