Back when I painted for publication work, I had the terrible habit of painting only the part of the mini that would be photographed. For example this poor elf for the Celtos Sidhe army book (which was never published btw.... booooo!).
Front: Not too bad, eh? Nice nail polish too.
Back: Not so great.... though the nice nail polish saves the day
I have 3 or 4 other minis like this, and I've decided that they will be painted. Completely! It will be a challenge because these "paintjobs" are old, and I don't have the same paints now, but it will be done! Stay tuned for the finished Irdril.