In an effort to try to get some of my collection painted and playable, I have resorted to outsourcing some of my painting. I have a friend who has had a lot of free time who had asked if I had any figures he could paint. I gladly sent off some of my 28mm Vikings. The initial offering was a collection of Plastic Wargames Factory Saxons and Crusader Viking command in metal. This was capped off by a dwarfed skald, sculpted by me. The Saxons had been "Vikingized" by the generous application of some Green Stuff to give them proper hair and beards.
I think my biddy did a good job of painting them all to tabletop standard. I intentionally had him avoid any shield markings beyond colored sections. I can add transfers to the shields later.
I've sent off a batch of 28mm cowboys and US Cav to see how he does with a different subject matter.