You ever paint a model that you kind of hate, but you need to run it so you just power on through it, hoping it’ll be over with?
Yeah, I had to do that 24 times with these bastards.
I don’t like these models. I just don’t.
The flash was crazy town on these guys. Not quite so bad as with the Crossbowmen, but certainly in the same neighborhood.
There are too many of them, and they’re too mediocre to sink a lot of effort into, and I feel like it really shows.
There’s also a weird sculpting choices here that probably wouldn’t bother a lot of folks, but I’m a fussy pain in the ass so they bother me. The greatest of these are the eyes: I ended up painting the eyes on half of them and not on on the other half. The result: half of them look like they’re insanely constipated and the other half look like they’ve been stung by bees. Bees.
Anyway, I had to get two units (12×2) painted. It is accomplished. That was a lot of painting, so they’re going up here, by gum.
Next: to paint 8 mounted warriors so I can swap them in for either the foot warriors or one of the levies. Then, I begin waiting for Fireforge to release their Mongols, which look holycrapamazing.