- Ones my brother was given from friends who don't play, that were already basic painted, that my brother based to match his boards.
- Ones my brother painted when we were first getting started with LOTR, and based to match his boards.
- Ones I painted when we first started collecting LOTR, that haven't been based yet.
- Ones my brother got for me on ebay that were basic painted, but not based yet.
I then went through the whole collection, and gave them all a Nuln Oil wash, as none of them had washes on them, and am now in the process of highlighting all the metal with Runefang Steel. The idea is 'nice' tabletop quality, but not display quality, as they are regular grunts - and there are tons of them to paint.
The hope is that while they are all painted slightly differently and in different levels of skill, the Runefang Steel highlight will give them all a final togetherness, so they will all blend together on the battlefield.
All the figures that haven't been based yet, I am just painting their bases in a flat Dawnstone grey at the moment (as they were currently in an assortment of different bases colours) so that all the army will end up with grey stony bases at the end. I'll add some rocky flock and stuff to the unbased ones at a later date, once all the figure painting is finished.
So, here's the first batch of 10 soldiers for today :)