I got the figure from a forum sales board along with the mounted Road Warden, the figures on foot weren't part of the deal.
I've always liked the Freelance Knight figure, it has a Don Quixote vibe, old, tired and a little bit odd. The plan was to paint them both together and use the Road Warden as a Sancho Panza type servant/retainer.
After cleaning up and assembly I undercoated them both with GW primer. On closer inspection the sculpting quality the Freelance Knight proved to be far superior to that of the Road Warden so the Road Warden got shelved for the time being.
The Freelance Knight after the first painting session. I experimented with the skin tone, I've been watching "Portrait Artist of the Year" on Sky Arts and while I can't paint as well as the contestants I have picked up a few tips.
And after the second session, with the fish painted. I don't know what the fish represents in Mordheim but I was looking forward to painting it.
Finally the finished article.
El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha
I did some Googleing of 16th Century Spanish armour for the colour scheme, turns out they were then, as now big on red over yellow so these were the colours I used. While I'm not a fan of the red and yellow colour combo, the figure certainly has impact.
Overall I'm quite happy with the figure and he's ready to lead the Estilian contingent, just as soon as they are painted.
On a side note while googleing Spanish painting I came across this portrait by Diego Velázquez of Sebastián de Morra painted around 1645. Sebastián de Morra was a court jester to Philip IV of Spain.
Looks like Peter Dinklage has been in show business for at least 373 years