I’ve switched over to painting some of the Dark Elves’ signature troops – crossbowmen. The only Dark Elves I used to own in the days of Warhammer 3rd were ten of the plastic crossbowmen, so I don’t want to build my “new” Oldhammer Dark Elf army without them.
I don’t know yet what ratio of plastic vs metal I am going to use. Since the plastics are a bit chunky compared to the metal Dark Elves, I probably don’t want more than a third of them in each unit of crossbowmen. On the other hand, I’ve got plenty. Maybe I’ll try converting some to spearmen.