I had these in an enhanced Robin Hood gang, as men-at-arms or rioting peasants in a medieval war-band, in my rather fictional Greko-Roman army (it had Etruscans and Macedonians in it!), my equally fictional 'barbarian' army and glued to my attempt at a stone-age house.
The generic clothing of loose tunics, long-stockings, hooded cloaks and belted short-sleeved tabards make them the locally-recruited yobbos of choice for any army-builder from around 800BC to 1600AD.
The photograph bottom-right shows one of the commonest faults with this set, the single character figure with a small wood-choppers axe is more often than not waving a blob on a stick, but for stone-age or earlier bronze-age also-fought's he's fine as it does look like a nice stone axe-head. The same problem pesters the sword on the other lower pose.
The full range of variations of the greens are clear in the line-up prior to sorting. A full set is lined-up to the left as a quite to picking, and more figures (from the drying process) are waiting to be added. I start with the darker ones as they are all from the jade/emerald spectrum of blueish greens, then I do an olive/yellow green set from the paler range, once you've done that two or three times, you're left with a bit of a mix and these are made-up into mixed lose sets as eBay-fodder.
The Roman soldier head-swap is typically from the Terry Wise school of army-building, while I'm afraid I removed Robin's feather to make him fit my 'Ancient Briton' force majure! Who went to all that effort cleaning the main from the horse when it would have been easier to get a Sheriff's man or Arab's horse to do the same job is not recorded, but they were more frugal times!
Along with colour variation in the later cream sets and a couple more views of The Maid.
From the right in both line-ups we have Marion, Robin, Friar Tuck, and a guy with a pole arm one presumes is Little John, the other two can be seen as Much the miller's son (with a wood axe) and possibly Will Scarlet (sword)?
The sling and hedge-knife pole-armed plastic people came in with mixed lots, while the two spears between the hedge-knives in the close-ups were hammered and turned by me. You can get away with dress-makers pins for shorter javelin type missile weapons as someone has top-left to create a sort of peltast/skirmisher type.
See the Guards Band and Guards Colour Party posts for the rest of this carded set, I will get some better images up next time I'm photographing the HK carded stuff. [25th August 2014 - done]
Paul's Bods Elves