I found that I liked this sculpt quite a bit as I painted it. There's something so implacable about the set of the sallet and the off-kilter trudge/stalk that really appeals to me.
And the grip on the sword. It's like its been wrung for decades with a timeless grudge. I hear the leather creak like the grinding of teeth. This figure looks like it stumped into the twilight miles away and years ago, and has just now reappeared in the circle of firelight, walking in the same direction, muttering the same curses.
I think my non-metallic metal painting has come along apace, though it's still somewhat more painterly than you'll find in other examples. I'm okay with that though.
This was painted for a figure exchange put on by my friends at Chicago Skirmish Wargames. A fun exercise that made me really want to go the extra mile.
Though it made it a little hard to let go when I was done, if I'm honest.
In case you're curious, this is an old grenadier sculpt. You can find your own here, along with much of the rest of the Fantasy Warriors line for a very reasonable price.