i have to agree with Darkblade, when I saw teh dragon company were out of the traditional red it was almost a "Shouldn't be that colour, moan moan moan." but seeing the unit and the development of it I have to admit I am impressed. I do like the diversity of the shield designs, btw what shields did you use, at first glance they look like empire ones, but not sure if they are.
I'm less impressed b the pony dwarf but I think thats the sculpt more than your painting.
I do agree with others that beards need a bit of a wash, but you said they weren't finished so I'll let you go on that. What yellow and green did you use?
Bonecrusher - thanks for the comments.
Your probably right about the Gimli/pony model not the best, but it must be nearly 30 years old.
Your right about the shields just your standard GW empire with a small amount of putty to cover up the dent in the middle.
How i paint the yellow and green -
Yellow - base coat VMC dark flesh + VMC flat brown, then a couple of coats of watered down VMC dark flesh, then watered down VMC dark flesh + VMC flat yellow and finally i add a touch of VMC ivory for the final highlight.
Green - basecoat VMC medium olive green + VMC black grey, then watered VMC medium olive adding VGC dead flesh to highlight.
Hope thats ok, i think it all comes down to making sure you water the paint down. its taken me a long time to realise that but it has help me to improve so much since i got back into the hobby.
Hopefully i'll be able to post some new pictures of the figures i'm painting at the moment to give you an impression of what the army could look like when/if its finished.