Anyway back to the point. Having basically finished the ACW, even I was getting bored of the same layouts on the photos, I purchased loads of figs over Christmas. These are the 1st I've painted up and they are 8 Mtd Carolingian Warriors by Gripping Beast. They were a bargain in the North Star sale (£9 I think) even with the massive hands.
They are OK and helped me to tweak with the flesh shading, still a little orange but picking out cheek bones and noses works well, lighting on photo still dodgy though, Shields are obviously hand done and I quite like a couple of them. I've also just noticed that the horse above is missing an eye.
Overall they are a little rushed as I like to start and finish a unit in a couple of days (note to self paint smaller units). Moving forward I'm going to slow down my rate to improve further and play with the painting styles. I want to tweak my style to better incorporate the things I've learnt and try to emulate some of the cool things done by others. At the moment I still paint solid blocks of colour and then shade later. Want to play with washes to build up the colour, at moment I only do this on the legs of bay horses.