Right stage one complete, that all went pretty well. The Mantic miniatures are mostly in two-three parts (lower body, upper body and head). A few on each sprue are a little more complicated with a separate arm and weapon. They go together fine with normal poly-cement. All in all I'm impressed.
Next job on the list will be to texture all the bases with sand and PVA before priming with a spray primer, then I can start the proper painting on Friday.