The first Ortega that I finished is this tough looking hombre. Santiago is the Ortega clan beefcake.
The first reason is one that is common with the majority of Wyrd miniatures that I have come across so far: its multi-part.
Multi-part miniatures can often avoid that somewhat flat, two dimensional look by adding an arm or gun or wing or whatever on an axis that the casting process does not allow. Despite this, I generally prefer my human sized figures to be single piece as it makes them more durable and it makes painting easier. Trying to paint Santiagos face behind his big ol’ right arm was a hassle, and it shows in the painting quality.
Fiddly reason two is also a feature of the Wyrd style. The figures are moderately heavily detailed (which is nice) but the detail itself while crisp, is very fine. When painted well they look fantastic, but I find that miniatures with heavily cut detail suit my painting style (and my patience levels) better.
But I should stop moaning. Santiago looks like a pretty cool alt-cowboy type and the paint job came out pretty solid anyway.
Lastly, here is a picture of Santiago with part of my next terrain sub-project.