I wanted to create an original gift for a friend and got inspired by the sprue painting I see from time to time. So I dug into the Warhammer 5th Edition Starter set from the mid nineties and chose the classic Bretonnian archers sprue. My idea was to paint the minis only and then mount it into a little shadow box.
The little sprues look like this:
I had to tape off the entire sprue before the priming and painting. Once I finished one of the minis, I could not help myself and took off half the tape...
And here's the finished sprue! I painted them in some classic Bret colors and made it very vibrant so that the models stand out in the frame.
The frame had a beige, light background so I had to paint it black, which makes the minis stand out more
And here's the finished project! The gift has been handed off; I really enjoyed this excursion into something different!