This is the second WIP shot of these classic warriors. I'm at the freehand stage and it got me thinking about what I could ramble about in this post. I always freehand because I don't like the the way transfers look. It's not the shininess because you can get rid of that. It's the computer generated look I don't like. My miniatures are hand painted and I like my iconography to match the paint job. I also think you're a bit restricted with decals. Not only the designs but also the size. Freehand means I can paint a design to fit the area perfectly. It's more aesthetically pleasing to me.

Which do you prefer? Or do you do both?