Once again, lamentations over the fact that Ilyad Miniatures no longer exists.
I think they could really have done some great things with the technology that is currently available. The details were always very finely sculpted, no matter what kind of surface or texture.
Weapons, armor, fur, cloaks, faces, etc., were always made extremely easy to paint.
Figures that are not well sculpted or cast can take 2-3 times as long to paint, since you are quite literally fighting the texture of the miniature. I have been through this torture all too many times over the years!
When you have finely sculpted musculature, for example, you can be even more adventurous with skin tone colors. Here, I was able to incorporate a lot of greenish grey into the shadow areas, creating even more interest.