Here's a small half-stand of Miniart archers I completed for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. My output has definitely slowed, but I'm hoping to have some more Roman medium and light cavalry and some more Germanic infantry (possibly Germanic cavalry, too!) before the challenge is over in mid-March.
I've used the same brush-bristle technique for the bowstrings as I used in my first archers' stand, and set the off-centre, so that when they are standing formed up with the other archer stand they won't be in any danger of taking out the front row!
Whereas the Italeri archers are definitely Romans, the Miniart figures could conceivably be used for Germanic forces too.