Actually just two successive Burnt Umber highlights gave a pretty good soil colour and I could have left it with that. I may even look into some meadow flowers! I'm also concerned because having just discovered I'm unlikely to get the Vermillion Craft Acrylic from Home & Bargains the Burnt Umber is also absent and I only have half a tube of that left. It's been so useful in my weathering effects, it beggars belief that such a standard artist colour is no longer available. I'll look into alternatives.
I'd primed them Red Oxide, and again used a kitchen roll tube to mask the model to get a [mostly] black base. They will be grassed over mostly, so it doesn't have to be perfect.
Here's where I started to block in some skintones. Again, I want diversity in my team but I'm not sure if I've seen halflings that aren't white.
They're such characterful models I wanted some additional diversity to help identify different players.
But I haven't painted white characters for a long while so I thought I'd use this as an opportunity to explore that facet. Perhaps lift my game with rosy cheeks and florid noses from all their feasting. it should be fun.