I bought a NKE Egyptian army from Alex on Ebay so I could make a BBDBA Egyptian army. He then painted and sold me some extra figures. That is TWO orders from Russia with no problems. I was a little worried because Old Guard Painters, another Russian company, lost my order, which later showed up as prizes for a tournament. Again, Alex sells through either EBAY with Paypal or Paypal-so there is some protection for the buyer.
The work is very attractive as you can see with shading, outlining and very nice shields especially on the Byzantine infantry. Better than my eyesight can do. Did I mention he pays postage? That reduces the purchase price. He will post pictures of the Egyptians in the Who's Painting What section so you can see more of his work.
His figures are first rate, detail, shields, shading. Price is very reasonable for work of this level. I snagged 4 armies from him so far. He will also paint to order if you need to expand for BBDBA or Art de la Guerre.
I have never had any trouble with any order from him unlike Old Guard Painters.
His ebay score is excellent.
Very nice guy.
Use short sentences. His English is getting more fluent,. He may also be using a translator program.