The whole group of Easterlings that I painted up. Over all, these figs are excellent, a joy to paint, and I'm happy with the way they turned out.
The archers are pretty cool in design. I really like those quivers. They boast the same well-executed designs and styles as the costume designed for the movies.
The spearmen are nice. The only issue I have is with the tiny eye holes that don't realistically expose enough surface in the eye area to properly paint... I like the dynamic - but not too dynamic - pose too.
I imagine they based this figure on the green from the Warriors of Minas Tirith box set :) It's spiffy none-the-less.
Another dynamic - but not too dynamic - Easterling spear warrior pose. I'm pretty happy with these.
Another archetypal bowman pose here. Games Workshop really did a good job adding bowmen to WETA's vision of the Easterlings.
The final bowman archetypal pose. Pretty snazzy.
These old spearmen were paointed up around 2005... My painting style was very similar back then, the only real difference is the contrast in the highlights; my new figs are much brighter because I bring the highlights much higher. In fact, almost all the colours on the originals start with the same base colour as as the new figs.
This is the last of my first commission. Just have to say that this figs is not good. Some sloppy sculpting, likely rushed, makes painting the details a little hard... Hard to believe GW can get away with selling figs like this! Still, once painted up it turned out quite well!
The Kataphrakt Captain. I imagined that the Captain would have coloured tassles to denote rank. I went with white because it didn't really introduce a new colour, and white is the traditional colour of the wealthy (because only the wealthy can afford to pay someone to keep it clean!).
Another kataphrakt here!
The first Easterling Kataphrakt to come off the line. Took some time to work that metal a bit better than I have so far, as well as blending the black on the horse a bit more completely. Pretty happy with this fig. Unfortunately I can't take a picture to save my life, so the highlights on the lighter colours aren't really visible, including the pattern on the back of the neck.
This is easily my favorite Easterling. I took extra time to do the eyes on these as you may notice... Also, ever since I painted those alternate knights of Dol Amroth, I have been unable to do slack paint jobs... as a result it takes so much longer to paint. Anyway, I hope you agree the extra effort is worth it