I finally acquired some wood finish and basing material in my new homestead, and quickly put them to work finishing off the Viking sampler set from Wargames Factory. Here's the result:
As you can see, it makes a big difference, both in adding shading and toning down the bright colors. It is nice to get these guys finished. I don't know if I want to turn to doing some of the Shock Troopers, or something else.