Another week...another chance to show off my last LPL team. I went outside my normal ranges for this team. Back in the day I picked up a couple of packs of Bretonian archers based solely on their looks....they are just wonderful characterful sculpts and I had to have them. Fast Forward 20 years and they were still languishing in a box in the closet....the LPL was the perfect excuse to put a lick of paint on them.
I envision these guys as the Border Guards/Rangers for my Dwarf/Human Army...therefore I opted for more subdued color pallet of dark green, deep blue, and a golden tan color. These guys also have the new flesh tone that I have been experimenting with and I think it works quite well on them...perhaps it is a better system for Human features than for the large dwarf faces like in the last team.
I actually also worked on the standard bearer for this group and got him about 80% finished before realizing that he was slowing up the works and that I HAD to focus on just getting five figures done and photographed. So he has about a nights worth or work left on him...hopefully once the LPL wraps up, and my field work commitments ease a bit, I'll be able to get him finished. When he is done I will take better individual shots of the whole team and share them with you.
I have also just picked up a 4 new figures for this unit from my frequent trading partner SOF....now I can get rid of the crappy plastic filler troops that I had. These are actually some of the "youngest" figures that I have in my collection...dating from the mid-90s...but they will probably not be the last...I've been eye balling the 4th edition Black Orcs...High Elves as well.....sigh....so much lead so little time and money!
Anyway...Cheers for now!