Although everything in step two is pretty much just block painting, I did resort to a couple of washes. One was on the areas of exposed flesh, which were painted with a thinned Delta Ceramcoat Medium Flesh layer and then covered with GW's Ogre Flesh straight out of the bottle. In addition, for the armor and helmets, I knew that these metals were commonly painted black during the 17th Century in ordering to combat corrosion, but I thought that if I simply used a black paint, it wouldn't look very realistic. What I did was to paint the armor with Vallejo Game Color Gun Metal, and then applied two washes of Privateer Press's Armor Wash. I used this wash in order to try it out, and although I think it came out alright, its a little glossy for my taste - next time I will probably try GW's Baddab Black wash instead.
Here is a view of all the tercio's pikemen:
And a closeup of the figures that will comprise one pike stand:
Also, all the shot figures:
And a closeup of the same:
Watch for Part 3 soon, which I will post right after the figures have been "dipped".