Tried out the new Doug bronze on these two, and its worked out quite nicely. Figures are from Crusader, with Gripping Beast shields ( LBMS don't have any transfers for the Crusader ones).
Also got some A & A Samnites in the post today, decided on a couple of packs, just to see how they fit with the Crusader figures
They need a bit of cleaning up, but nothing I've not seen before. I think they fit in perfectly well, and are actually nicer figures then the Crusader ones!!! I shall be investing in a few more of these I think.
Finally, I was pointed in the direction of a decent matt varnish, by my mate Paul Cotton
It goes on really easily, brushes can be cleaned with water, and it dries to a pretty good matt finish too. Well worth a look I would say