These models are the fantastic plastic sculpts by the Perry Brothers from Games Workshop and they had been collecting dust in a box for many years before I thought of using them in recent games and of painting them up in this Challenge. They painted up nice and quick too which is always good. So quick in fact that I dreamed of having another batch done in time for the armour round to submit alongside them.... but, alas, they sit about 90% done whilst work calls me away from my paints and I shall not get them done before the deadline.
What I realise I didn't do in my first post, which I will go over in my next, is a small rundown on the method of painting for my Arab Spearmen. However, today I will do so my these little fellas. I am a big fan of using washes and drybrushing to paint models with a speed that is comfortable for me (I'm not the fastest brush in West no sir) whilst still having models that I am proud to call mine.
I started these models with an undercoat of the Army Painter 'Plate Metal Primer' which I am still unsure was the best move. Not because it had an undesired effect on the models, but because the was so much black to paint on too that I though perhaps that would have been better. Next, as you may guess was the matt black of the cloth and gloves and the leather brown for the belts and boots. A 'beastie brown' for the wood on the bow and then detail in gold, white for the arrows, and flesh on the face, the excellent skin tone 'cadmium skin'. With all the colours in I gave figure a liberal coating of the 'Nuln Oil' wash by GW before on to basing with sand. The ground was painted with the Army Painter 'Fur brown', washed with GW's 'Agrax Earthshade', and then drybrushed with a mix of 'Leather Brown' (the same as the belts/boots) and Vallejo's 'Yellow Ochre' in a rough 3 to 1 ratio. Final touch was a bit of flock (not sure which brand I've had it so long in an unmarked container)
Twelve figures in 28mm for a base of 60 points, with the bonus, should be a nice 110.
There we have it, another submission made, more points on the board, and most importantly more figures ready for the table!!