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My Hideous Bones

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So way back when I was painting my two Ogres, which then became my one Ogres, I declared that I didn't much fancy painting Bones minis, that I was a huge and unrepentant metal snob, and that since they were all destined for much-abused front line use anyway that I should not bother painting them at all and just leave them plain.

 

And so it was!

 

However, I just got a whole batch of Bones from Reaper . . . and realized that plan won't cut it. Just too much white. So what to do?

 

Well, I decided they needed some color - even if they wouldn't get a proper job. My objectives were as follows:

 

- to minimize time and effort (no prep except washing)

- to use solid colors with no shading or lining

- to use a minimum of colors

- to paint only critical details (i.e. no eyes)

- to make them colorful, distinctive, and easy to tactically recognize

- to achieve all this with my least valuable and most plentiful paint (Coat D'Arms)

 

The final results, if I do say so myself, are quite hideous to behold. By no standard except that of a preschooler could they qualify as good paintjobs. But - you can tell the difference between an orc and a zombie. Mission accomplished.

 

Since I feel it a shame to hoard this horror all to myself, here you go (I am not responsible for any blindness which may occur):

 

 

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Moar! Moar!

 

But seriously, even knowing that you have no greater ambition for them than this, I think they're looking solid... and all they would need for that extra bling would be a quick wash with a strong ink (Devlan Mud, Army Painter Strong Ink) or a dip in some Quickshade or wood varnish.

 

Just sayin'... ^_^I'm a pusher...

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Nope! That's an extra step. I start doing that then I'll start painting details. These are xp fodder.

 

Now . . . the nice looking dracoliches I'm getting . . . they might get a little more love. That's different. But the hoi polloi cannon fodder are destined to be crammed into grossly unconstitutional ziploc prisons so they get nothing!

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Meh. I've faced off against worse across the wargaming table. . . .

 

. . . And that said, set up a production line and wash or dip them.

 

Which Last Knight has already suggested, oh well. . . .

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MontyPythonsMeaningOfLifeMrCreosoteItsOnlyWaferThin.jpgC'mon, Bug... it's waaaaahfer theeeeen...
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As I complete more hideous Bones, I'll add more hideous pictures.

 

Sure is fun to just sling paint without a care in the world, though. I'd have gotten way more of these done if I didn't have to wait for them to dry after washing. I got 6 of the zombies done (all I had), yon Ogre (actually Budd from my Ogre WIP), and I've got some purple on the purple worm.

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Grinding models for painting XP = WIN!!

 

that is exactly why I am painting my crap zombies

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They're...they're....horrible and awesome to behold. I may not be a goblin, but I certainly have an appreciation for the minimalist tradition you're invoking in these bits of plastic we call Bones. In particular the completely unapologetic dispensation with shading or highlighting is a bold and audacious move that only one such as yourself could devise.

 

Brings a tear, dude. Brings a tear.....

 

Of course, that could be the stanky socks.

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Oh, you ain't seen nothing yet. Soon I'll have two Bugbears - one with garishly bright orange underwear, and the other with a very festive purple pair.

 

In case the DM needs to make a distinction.

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buglips I love them for the tabletop! Way to go!

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Ogre: "This off-Broadway chorus line is terrible!"

 

Add a light brown wash to the chorus line and see what we get! :)

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these are at least as good as some of the prepainted minis I've seen out there... not really bad if its what your going for

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show no mercy to the fodder!

keep slapping the paint on

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My only regret is that tangerine didn't somehow find it's way into the schemes.

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My only regret is that tangerine didn't somehow find it's way into the schemes.

 

Wait for the bug bears. ::D:

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