Now that my recent foreign travels are out of the way I can pick up where I left the Normans.
The last time you saw the Normans they looked like this.
And then this.
I used Bestial Brown to undercoat everything except the horse and base.
Two units of knights and all the command figures followed on.
A few coats of paint and a coat of gloss varnish transforms into this.
The painting style is largely in the 'block style' with a little bit of dry brushing on the shields and pennants. Shading is done with a coat of Gryphon Sepia and everything is finished off with a coat of gloss polyurethane varnish.
Some shields were given a typical Norman cross motif and some were plain or with a dotted pattern ala the Bayeux Tapestry. I used a bit of artistic licence for the pennants.
While the varnish was drying I made some bases using 2mm plastic sheet and stuck them to magnetic tape.
Here are the two units of knights along with the command figures. I have made an obvious army command stand, some divisional commanders and a couple of heroes on their own as one of my rulesets allows for an individual hero to join a unit.
Four bases of four figures make a unit for Hordes and Heroes. Each base is 40mm by 20mm and therefore is compatible with Warmaster Ancients although their units need only three bases.
The commander on his stand. I don't think he is the 'bastard' himself as my commanders are above that level of criticism (honest).
Now all the bases need is a bit of polyfilla or tetrion, a coat of paint and some static grass.