As mention in my Hot Themed entry the beard is a Sappers special distinction. The fellow who is pointing is actual left over form another set but got a kepi head swap.
Here you can see the cork under sand I used to simulate old structures or rocky out cropping . Sadly the base work doesn't look as clear in the photos as I would like.
These guys will be a great addition to my early war Free French and Vichy forces for flames of war and could even do in pinch for inter war or World War I troops in the Middle East and North Africa.
I might put these up on ebay in the near future.