So I decided to have another go.
The basic figure made from wire and Milliput. No head nor arms and basically a stand to hang the nice stuff from the bits box on.
The crucible on the stove
The plaster moulds on a ceramic tile
A dozen cast figures with flashing and dodgy bases
Cleaned up figures. Schoolboy error, I only had 6 bases
The figures are dressed in cloaks made from a glasses cleaning cloth and rope
belts made from thread
Next add heads and arms and spears and shields from the bits box
Use liquid green stuff to hide the joins and Bob's your uncle.
These have come out as desert types but the next batch will be Celts as I have a lot of heads. Generally a pleasant way to spend a day. I will paint them up later for the challenge