I prepped these figures in the usual way; soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying them. I then glued the figures to black-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene's Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figures to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer's glue under each washer.
I forgot to take a starting photo, so here are the photos from the Reaper Online Store.
I began by giving the beastman on the left what I thought would be a wash with heavily thinned Reaper "Grey Liner" using a wet brush, but I picked up the bottle of "Blue Liner" by mistake! The beastman on the right I gave a wash of heavily thinned Reaper "Brown Liner" using a wet brush.
When these washes were dry, I painted the skin of the left beastman a 50/50 mix of Americana "Neutral Grey" and Americana "Shading Flesh"; and the skin of the beastman on the right I painted a 50/50 mix of the "Shading Flesh" and Folk Art "Teddy Bear Brown". Next, I painted the fur of the left beastman with Americana "Dove Grey", and the fur of the right beastman with Nicole's "Brown". I then went back and painted the horns of the left beastman with Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige", and the horns of the right beastman with Americana "Zinc". While I had the "Zinc" out, I also painted the horn points on both figures, as well as both the axe heads.
When the wash was dry, I first did highlights on the left one's skin using a mix of Americana "Mississippi Mud, and Folk Art "Milkshake". I then highlighted the right one's skin using Crafter's Edition "Spice Brown". Next, I highlighted the left one's fur with White, as well as the right one's muzzle; and highlighted the right one's fur with Americana "Sable Brown". After that, I moved to the horns, highlighting the left one with Americana Khaki", and the right one with the "Neutral Grey". I then worked on the loin cloths, highlighting the left one's, as well as his wrist guards, with Americana Terra Cotta", and the right one's loin cloth with Americana "Mississippi Mud". I then turned to the metallics; highlighting the axe heads, horn tips, the chainmail on the left one, and the chain on the right one's arm with Ceramcoat "Metallic Silver". Next, I highlighted the parts I had painted with the "Bronze", using Ceramcoat "14K Gold".
When I was done painting the figures, I used some white glue to glue a little sand to their bases. When this was dry, I painted them all Black. When the Black was dry, I drybrushed the bases with some Apple Barrel "Rock Grey", and then some Americana "Grey Sky".
I let the figures dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed them with Testor's Dullcote".
I'm happy with how these nice simple figures turned out. I was surprised however, that like the gnolls I've been working on recently, these too had some serious mold line issues. I wonder why this seems to be so prevalent in all these humanoid animal figures?