For my brother's birthday this week, I painted him a 54mm piper from the battle of Waterloo. I had Costco make up a nice plaque to go with the figure. The regiment is the 79th Foot "Cameron Highlanders," in which six McPhees fought. I painted the pipes to match my brothers set, with the exception of the bag, which got the Cameron tartan.
The figure is white metal from EK Castings. This is the fifth figure I have painted from their range, and they have all been exceptionally good castings. I highly recommend them, and at $3-8 a pop, you won't feel like you have to know how to paint figures to give them a try.
The paints were a mix of Vallejo and craft acrylics. I also used some Vallejo ink washes.