I now have on my painting trays 40 knights and men at arms with armour styles from the 12th century to the 15th, plus 4 ancient Greek hoplites with no shields. All from Ebay for about £2.50.
First think I did was wash them with washing up liquid to clean them up. I then cut off any flash and checked their ability to stand upright. The majority stood on their bases OK but a couple didn't so I got some 50x30 mdf bases from Minibits. I glued the figures on the bases with wood glue. Next I washed them down with watered down wood glue (PVA) to seal them for paint and give a little strength.
They are now ready for under coating.
|Grouped in to good and bad guys. Each knight in full plate armour gets 2 men at arms. The figures have been coated with a PVA wash.|
|The Greek an untreated figure as I ran out of bases|
|Ready for under coating|
I now need to decide on colours. I've groups them in to sides already, which lefty me with 2 knights spare which I've decided to paint as the Green Knight and Black Knight.