Over the last few days the fellow below has been painted. This is the first figure for a base of Christian Mercenary Knights that will fit in with the El Cid and Norman eras well.
The armour still needs a dark wash to remove the nearly new look and a decision has to be made on the horse. The original Gripping Beast horses never really hit the mark. They paint up reasonably well, however the sculpting isn't the best. The decision to be made is whether or not to replace with newer sculpts, the problem being that this will mean replacing a lot of horse-flesh. Decisions, decisions.
In case you are wondering the figure represents William the Bastard, although the choice of weapon will not be a club and a shield is to be added to. It is the central figure after all.
More to follow shortly.
Cheers for now