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  1. Skeletons 11, 12, and Death

    The final skeletons for my set from Renaissance Skeletons Kickstarter. Also, a group shot of the previous ones.
  2. 77017 Skeletal Swordsmen as PumpkinGuard

    Eventually I'll make a full unit of these guys.
  3. 77001 Skeletal Spearmen as PumpkinGuard

    The beginning of what will be another unit of PumpkinGuard. The shape of the shields made the freehand a bit more difficult.
  4. GW Skeletons as PumpkinGuard

    When I got back into painting in October of 2015, these were among the first minis I bought. Since I'd been painting undead mostly when life got in the way years ago, I thought it appropriate to begin again with the same.(I also got a couple boxes of Zombicide VIPs undead are the easiest things to paint and after an 11 year gap I needed something forgiving at first) However I didn't actually get them done until Halloween of 2016. It was also my first attempt at freehand in years.
  5. Mr. and Mrs. Bones

    I finished painting mr. and Mrs. Bones.
  6. Bones Skeletons: 77017

    The last weekend of April I was able to finish some projects that I started way back in February. First up I have a pair of Bones Skeletons. I had used the two of them to test a couple of different paint options for a different project and thought that I would give them their time in the sun and finish them off. They are not perfect, but I think that they turned out ok. The photos didn't turn out great. I will admit that I was in a rush as I was trying to get these models finished and posted for the RP Challenge. I took the time to fix one of them, but I decided to just leave the others as is.
  7. I recently bought a lot of 50+ older style plastic Citadel Skeletons off Ebay for less than the price of a single box of 10 new ones, and have spent a few evenings plonking away at them. When I received the horde in the mail, many of the minis were reduced to parts, with many a broken arm and leg. A few were painted, but most were not. All needed thorough cleaning with both knife and with soapy water. After the requisite cleaning up and prep-work was done, I had enough parts to build 45 skellies with hand weapons or spears -one with battle damage where the arms would be, plus 12 archers. Most of the parts were from the second style of skeletons made by GW in the 90s, but a few were from the older style made in the 80s. Those brought back many fond memories, as I built a box of them way back when. The original builder of these had also converted a few of them to have, say 4 arms, or battle damaged weapons and many shields were glued to the hands at an angle to suggest the builder did not know how a shield actually is held. No matter. I left these as they were. Painted in batches of 10, 20 and then 15 over the course of three evenings. Archers: I used some 30mm lipped "display" bases that I bought in bulk from Reaper some time ago to prepare for the third Bones KS shipment (that is several months delayed, but should soon be in hand, hopefully already in May or in June.) And, yes, the 30mm bases do take up more space on the shelf and lets fewer models into base contact in game, but they do look so much better than 25mm rounds or even the original 20mm squares. 45 Skeleton Warriors Warhammer Fantasy Battles, undead faction Games Workshop, 1980s and 90s HIPS plastic 30mm bases
  8. Skeleton Squad

    So, I rarely post any of my work in the forum. I've not painted anything most of this year, and just got back to it. So here's the second of a couple posts of my last few weeks. Not just lurking this week. I spent a lot of hours on the pit fighter I painted for my friends new campaign, and really enjoyed doing so after a pretty long painting hiatus. I really loved the sculpt and my character concept, so I didn't mind the hours I put into it. however, I wanted to make the next project more of a speed paint project. I grabbed all of the bones skeletons I had from the Kickstarters and did an assembly line type job on them. In all, I think I put about 10 hours into this, and came out the other side with 20 painted skellies. i figure about 30 minutes average for a pretty decent tabletop group of critters was a good use of time. I learned some shortcuts I could take to make later projects go a little faster, and I had a good time painting these up. Yeah, the bases are kinda lame, but it was just supposed to be a quick job to knock out a bunch of minis that have been sitting for a while.
  9. Another batch of Undead, this time from Johnny Borg Castings "Dungeon Monsters" Kickstarter. The horde: Dead Sonja: Halfling Skeleton: Skeletal Elf Ranger: Dwarf Zombie: Dwarf Skeleton: Goblin Skeleton: Zoblin: Orc Skeleton (with odd Mickey Mouse gloves): Zorc: Rattlin' Ratling: Rotting Ratling: A verminous duo: Undead Lizards: Skeletal Lizardfolk: Zombie Lizardfolk:
  10. Another batch of Undead, this time from Mantic's "Kings of War" line, though intended to hit the mean streets of Frostgrave (heck, they even market them as such in cross-promotions) The horde: The elites (Mummy Warriors, though great Barrow Dweller/Armored Skeleton types) The schlubs:
  11. I haven't posted anything in a while so here goes I have been working on some small figures in between gaming. (gaming has been taking up most of my time.) I picked up the chaotic fighter bones mini and decided to paint him as if he were a warforged that had been made of copper and left to sit and tarnish for a long time, also I think he just looked good in all green. the knight is from the dragons don't share box set. (still trying to finish those things.) the skeletons being summoned are bones I think the name is summoning I love the way the necromantic magic can be seen in the mini again went with green but seemed to work. Maleck necromancer, when I saw this guy in the comic shop I looked at the cloak and thought OMG the thing is made of muscle and tissue. I tried to get that look when I painted it. it wasn't until after I painted it that I realized that it looked like skeletor from He-man with the blue and gold colors and pale skin. well let me know if anyone has any ideas to improve my painting.
  12. Hi, Reaper! Haven't contributed in a long while, which I apologise for. Last year, I purchased a box of Mantic skellies and never really did anything with them after assembling them. Recently, I decided to start playing Kings of War, and found these beautiful models languishing in one of my bits boxes. I've also acquired a box of Mantic's werewolves, which seemed like they could be fun to paint up. I also have the GW Start Collecting! Skeleton Horde coming later this May, which should be fun. So, here are some pictures! I added a bit from the Empire State Troops kit for the leader's crown. I also attempted some very basic freehand on the shields, which I will add some detail to when I finish the unit. This unit was painted mainly with washes, which was fun. One of the werewolves. This is the first shade layer, which was a mix of Panzer Aces Shadows Flesh and Flesh Base.
  13. skeleton warriors from wargames factory

    Hi, I made small unit of undead. Its hyper low budget unit - below 10 $ with dragoth bones. I bought one sprue of skeleton warriors to make bases but when i saw how pretty they are i had to create from them full time unit:). Its a pity that i cannot find wargames factory stuff anymore. Their skeletons are very fragile but i put a drop of superglue on all joints and now they are quite strong. Glue after painting is unnoticable.
  14. Just some quickly done skeletons to knock about Frostgrave. Individual pics: I will say that the axe blade came out looking quite nice.
  15. lexomatic's fall 2015 WIP

    So I've been secretly painting a little, and not updating. I'm planning on doing a little bit more of both going forward. Currently I'm working on 2/3 of a pack of extra zombies for zombicide, a lot of undead from bones 2 (mostly skeletons, and some ghasts which are just waiting to get varnished at this point. and a few other items I haven't yet decided on - hopefully shelf of shame stuff so I can clear it off, and maybe a few modern pc types. 77159 ghast (#1 yellow cloth) a few WIP photos sometime this weekend.
  16. I've decided to take a leaf out of Drifter's book, and do a WIP thread for my Reaper order that finally made it home to me (after sitting in my local post office for over a week, due to an oversight related to import duty) =] My hoard isn't quite as impressive as his, as my order contained four minis for somebody else (postage to the UK is frightening, so we always do big orders, and club together to make it work out if we can't afford enough individually) and therefore those aren't here =P I've got the following.... 77190: Nethyrmaul the Undying 77240: Ingrid, Female Viking 89031: Whispering Tyrant 77251: Bloodhoof, Minotaur Barbarian 77205: Alistrilee 77048: Mocking Beast 77240: Skeleton Guardian Sword 77241: Skeleton Guardian Axeman =] Now, Imma be swapping a couple of my skeletons with Drifter, so that we've both got more variety going on and while he's got Dragoth, I've got the Whispering Tyrant for the leader of mine. Nethyrmaul though, is the pride of this order. I'm delighted to finally have him sitting in front of me, and I've assembled him dry for the time being, just so I can admire his ridiculously tall splendour. He needs a bit of filing here and there to make his pegs sit better, as he's a bit of a pain to pop together for me, but I'm super happy with him and can't wait to get on with painting him. Not sure where Imma keep him, but y'know, what do. However, much as I wanna paint him, Imma start by cleaning him up, and then I'll try and paint I think the Mocking Beast tonight, coz it's just a delightful little thing, haha. Nethyrmaul may, however, get his base coat on tonight.
  17. A couple of months ago I ordered a bunch of "Fir Bolg" Skeletons from Brigade Models, originally produced and still sold for the "Celtos" skirmish miniatures wargame. Roughly two weeks later, which translates to two months ago now, they arrived and I reviewed them. As I've said in the past, I've got a real soft spot for one-piece metal skeletons. There are some other lovely models out there, but many of them are very fragile - and I prefer more sturdy models for wargaming, especially with some of my Ham-Handed friends. Now, I've finished painting the first unit of them - or the first 12 out of the 59 models I purchased, at least. The colour scheme is pretty simple and in keeping with the rest of the army - Red and Black, Iron and Brass, Rust and Verdigris, Cadmium-Red wood - and Bone. The tabards and cloth have simply been quartered with the cloth colours to keep it simple. One each of the three sculpts for your perusal. I purchased four of each in order to set up 12 on a 100mm x 80mm base which will represent a Regiment in Kings of War. The group shot showing all of the 12 I bought. Since we're just talking about duplicate models, I thought it more interesting to skip showcasing each individual duplicated sculpt. With a recent game of KoW against Marouda's Undead showing how effective Horde-sized units are, I'm tempted to buy another set of these guys for her - and some of the other Regiment-sized groups as well! Based like this, the models work very nicely as a KoW regiment - Tournament-approved as well as I've checked with a key member of the Rules Committee. Beyond that they're very easily popped off the regiment base for use in Role-playing or any other tabletop or board game. Maybe even Celtos! More poses would be ideal, but these will still work nicely enough on the table. Overall, I think these are great models - very much fit for purpose, and I'm very happy with them.
  18. Reaper DHL Classics Skeletons by E Pugh 03467
  19. Actually making some time to get some painting done this week. Still, what few minis I actually get around to painting this month will all go into the resolutionary challenge total. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. Working on clearing the shelf... This is the last group of six skeletons. There was 9 different models in the pack, I bought 2 packs. Now I have a group of 18 ready to go. Put in a couple of the Mantic Skeletal Dogs Or Are They Rats? for a full regiment for Kings of War or Warhammer FB. 20mm mantic square base, bones PVC.
  20. Okay, last post of the night for me. I actually painted these guys up a while back when my home D&D game featured a necropolis, but I didn't post them up then and am just now getting around to it. My roommate got in on the Bones II Kickstarter, and these guys are all phenomenal. They're in previews right now, so I'm hoping they hit the retail store soon so I can nab some more for myself. Plus it appears they're coming in sprues of 3! So I'll have a bunch of undead nasties next time I need some. Much excite.
  21. Today we have just a few models. All three were painted recently, though the standard was completed last (week!), since I was a little uninspired by the cloaky nature of the sculpt and struggled to find a way to finish it to my satisfaction. In the end I decided that there wasn't a lot I could do without getting unnecessarily ornate with the cloak which is really just supposed to be a darkened rag-cloak and that the head(skull!) and banner itself would serve suitably as the focal points These Skeletons are from at least 1989, and I believe that all three of these were sculpted by Aly Morrison. I've kept to Marouda's overall Undead army colours of Black, Red, old Brass and Steel (and bone!) Shields can be a bit of a challenge, in that I like to keep to smaller ones that don't overpower/hide the rest of the model too much, but want to make them interesting in their own rights. I went with an era-appropriate smaller shield and gave it a half-skullface design, with a bit of an attempted depth painted onto it. The unit they will lead does not yet exist, so rather than hold them back I decided to show them off now. The Standard bearer could potentially end up as one of the ASBs in the bigger undead army, but we'll have to wait and see after the new KoW rules come out in a week or so. Of course, I can always use them in AoS in the meantime.
  22. Ghostly summons, 77095 Crypt of the Vampiress, 02990 Altar of Evil, 77139 Female: Victim, (P02580C) GW Garden of Morr Scenery and skeletons. Large stuff. Some of this has been posted in separate threads before, this is when the thing is combined. Going to be an entire undead army, and pride of the shelf in a while. Edit: Now with pics. :D
  23. 10 Bones II Skeletons

    With the majority of my painting backlog cleared, I decided to start on some of the Bones II models. Being a fan of the undead, and having bought additional skeletons I decided on this batch of ten models to start off with. The models were cleaned up, washed and then glued to some round bases, green stuff was then used to finish these off prior to a black undercoat. The models were then left out to dry for a bit, I plan to dry brush the bone onto these models to give them an ancient dirty look.. As always comments or suggestions welcome.
  24. I have a veritable army of Skeletons, thanks (in no small part) to Bones 1 and 2. [bugs Bunny] eye-ronic, ain't it? [/bugs Bunny] Ahem... where were we? Oh... I also have ghouls, and zombies, and a plethora of other undead types that need painting. So, here they go. Most of the Bones 1 Skelebros are painted (I have three spearmen - below - who need to be painted up, and one archer that needs to be sealed and based). These guys aren't getting anything resembling a display paint job - basecoat, highlight, dip in Quick Shade, seal with matte sealer, put on plastic base, DONE. But, still, here they are - spearmen from Bones 1 metallics - these are the Skelebro OGs, and are equipped to match - adamantine blades, etc. They get a little more detail than the Bonesium skelebros, but not much. Bones 2 Skelebros. Unlike the Bones 1 skeletons, these are getting more individualized looks - well, as much as a bunch of bones can, anyways. The Bones 1 are a cohesive(ish) unit, with ranks and battle plans and stuff. These are individual corpses raised by the Necromancer. Elite skelebros - again, a little more individual detail, and a little more attention paid - but, I've got a half-dozen of these dudes, so, not too much attention....
  25. The second unit for the Mythical Greek army is the one shown below - made up of Reaper Bones Skeletal Spearmen and the starts of the show - the other half of the Wargames Foundry Greek Mythology Skeletons range. "Children of the Hydra." Unfortunately, the whole range is made up of only 10 models across two blisters - 4 with spears and 6 with swords. Within that only a few of them look distinctly Greek, so with 6 models needed to fill out the regiment, I decided to look elsewhere rather than order another pack from Foundry (I prefer fewer doubled-up figures, anyway). Their sister unit, armed with swords was finished some time ago, as was most of this unit, but some recruiting issues drew finishing this lot out for longer than I'd hoped. The metals from Foundry worked out well. I just wish more of them had more explicitly Greek gear. I replaced their metal spears in the end with plastic ones from the Wargames Factory skeleton set. The shield on this guy comes from Little Big Men, and was a real bear to apply. Apparently it may have come from a faulty batch, since the plastic film would just not come off, and destroyed two other transfers in the process/attempts... In the end to fill out the missing two in the ranks, I again turned to the Wargames Factory plastic skeletons. They're already Greek-themed to an extent, which is great. My only concern was how fine they are, and as such are very susceptible to breakage as wargaming figures - especially with spears sticking up everywhere. Still, with these guys towards the middle it should be fine. Again WGF comes to the rescue of the WGF-dominated unit. In the end, I decided against adding shields to the skeletons bracing their spears - mostly because there was no easy and effective way to attach them that would still look good. A bit of a shame, but c'est la vie. I went with the one skeleton coming out of the ground to help invoke the whole Jason and the Argonauts thing. A classic from our youth, (even if it was made before many of us were born, it was often shown late on Saturday Mornings here, as well as when VHS arrived. And now, The obligatory Finished Unit shot: And finally, an army shot of the Mythological Greeks so far. Not a whole lot yet, but it shows the two units of Skeletons along with the Foundry Bronze Bull painted earlier this year. The Mythical Greek Army begins to take shape.
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