Work has been hectic, leaving little creative energy, but holidays have seen hobby activity resumed. First up was a fiefdoms 3D print which is pretty much a whole army. Combined, they all cost less than a metal set of swan knights on ebay - which was the only fiefdoms unit I possessed until now....
My men of Arnor eschewed the emerald-green scheme from GW as green is not a traditional colour of the kings of the West. I probably could have used Perry Agincourt French instead (and got stronger plastics). Brittle resin weapons breaking off are a major issue when you play with an 8 year old.
These clansmen of Lamedon are also Medbury I believe. They also showcase my 'gaming quality' quick painting style. Basically, I avoid any details that don't show up at tabletop ranges. I.e. you can see I've edged the kilts with a colour to give the 'feel' of tartan, but not actually done the tartan pattern. Cos as a middle age dad you don't actually see the tartan on a 28mm mini unless you hold it really close. I aim for ~12 minis in 2 hours or less.
TIME POOR DAD PAINT GUIDE
X-Prep with sand and PVA on base. Undercoat with cheap black spraypaint.
X-For the base, dark brown craft paint then drybrush a lighter paint like Baneblade Brown.
1-Basecoat, putting them down in the order so I can 'correct' mistakes with the next coat
2-Wash (Nuln, Reikland, Agrax Earthshade all get a workout)
3-Correct mistakes, highlights as needed. Edge the base with black.
4-Any cheap scatter like flock grass in this case so it looks like I made a mild effort.