First of all, I for the first time actually took a picture of what paints I used for my test models so I don't have to guess what colors I used.
5 Primary colors (clothing/shields)
5 Secondary colors (metal, shoes, wood, leather, skin)
Mass production of the remaining 40 peasants is well under way. At 5 sprues each with 8 peasants, I used the 5 primary colours to make up their outfits. I decided to be as "equal-tane-able" (har har) as possible, and divided the 5 colours across the 5 sprues, so that I ended up with 8 torsos, 8 left arms, 8 right arms, and 8 shields of each colour. I actually ended up sort of randomly choosing pairs of arms and shields throughout the sprues to add in a bit more randomness in the poses. Next time, Ill just spray the entire sprue 1 color, which would be MUCH easier, and makes very little difference.
Next I separated all the torsos out and paired to each torso matching coloured left and right arms (shoulders) that are of different colour than the torso. Since there are 8 of each torso colour, and 4 colours remaining (after discounting the torso colour), each colour is repeated to two torsos.
Finally all was assembled...
Next step is a whole lot of paint brushing. I plan to go 1 color at a time to touch up all models which need that color (due to clipping from the sprue, and various spots I missed). Additionally, bottom of the torsos (the bottom fringes of the torsos) will take on the colour of the shoulders, and the forearm sleeves must take on the colour of the torso.
After all of that, the heads which should be simple as they have no primary colors on them. They are just skin, leather, and metal.
Once heads are done and attached, its off to accessories.
Shoes, belts, weapon grips, blades, and hands.
Luckily these peasants have no personal belongings, so no pouches to mess around with.
After that will be basing, which I still need to decide on.
The final step will be the shields which will take some time to do all the masking.
As for the rest of the army, there is plenty to paint, with plenty more coming in a couple weeks.
48 peasant infantry
24 peasant archers
24 foot knights
12 "Teutonic mounted knights"
12 "Templar mounted knights"
12 mounted sergeants
2 mounted characters
2 characters on foot (from Reaper minis)
1 mounted magical person
I have some musings as to what I want to do with war machines, a part of me wants to scratch build trebuchets. Another part of me wants to say to hell with that and just buy the $5 catapults from D&D 5E scenery:
It's slightly larger than scale, but pretty dang close. Its also a torsion device and not a counter weight design, which is totally nerd-heresy, but for only $5?! Pre-primed, and available at most FLGS! Did I mention they are only $5?