A bit of honesty here.....I love medieval subjects, but I HATE painting heraldry, especially the more detailed it becomes. This figure has a ton of lions, equally spaced all over the blue surcoat. I started painting them by using a mixture of Yellow Ochre and Cadmium Yellow Deep. This mixture is very transparent as can be seen in the photos, but makes a nice base outline for the heraldry. Not shown below is my progress today on these lions. The larger one on the shield is of a size that I can outline and delineate the lion with black oils. Fine lines from a very small brush!
These photos show the fence and shield on the base temporarily to see how everything is coming along. I am still painting the two items separately until the heraldry is complete.