Here's the first division of Archers fully based and ready to go. I'm really pleased with the way they've turned out.
They're mostly uniform in appearance but each with its own character. The brigandines and jacks posed a challenge in the way the white coat should be represented, for the brigandine I have kept these simple and painted them as red or green with gold / brass studs. As for the jacks I have chosen to paint them mostly white with a red cross as here;
These are unvarnished as yet and I think I'll leave it that way for now - do plastics need varnish or suffer knocks and flecks as easily as lead figures?
I've not painted plastics in a very long time and there were a couple of little mistakes / learning curves along the way so here they are;
* Use filler when basing as without, even with thick PVA for the sand and static grass you'll get a predominant circular raised outline at the foot of each figure (I based one stand twice!)
* Finely smooth the mould lines with an emery board, particularly on the bows, arms and helmets - even then give each figure a second look over before you undercoat it.