As I mentioned in a previous post about the Realms of Chaos Warband, I actually rolled up 3 beastmen, not 3 hobgoblins. So it was time to finally paint the beastmen. I believe that these are all Bob Olley sculpts and they were great fun to paint. I went with the standard brown beastman scheme and tried to keep the accoutrements in as many natural colors as I could; it's not like beastmen would possess the industry to make their own or with complex dyes or the skills to maintain such that they'd looted. I also followed the same metallic methods I used with the orcs.
Additionally, this was my first attempt at painting oldhammer style faces on the shields. I used James Taylor's excellent tutorial on the subject. The only modification I'd make to his instructions is to do some outlining with a darker version of the base after the ink wash. That made it much easier for a non-artist like myself the visualize the face to be painted. But these were a blast to try. I've held off of attempting these for a long time because I'm very uncomfortable with freehand. But for anyone who hasn't, I highly recommend giving it a go!
Anyway, here are the 3 beastmen individually:
And as a group:
And finally, a better view of the shields:
And comments or critiques (especially critiques on the shields) would be more than welcome!