My Hideous Bones
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:24 PM
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):
- evergrin, Last Knight and pocketcthulhu like this
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:26 PM
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...
- Panzer_Engel and The Inner Geek like this
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LK is my hero!
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:29 PM
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!
- Girot and Hellcow like this
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:33 PM
. . . And that said, set up a production line and wash or dip them.
Which Last Knight has already suggested, oh well. . . .
Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:39 PM
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.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:52 PM
that is exactly why I am painting my crap zombies
2014 Painted Miniatures/Models: 42
Bones II: #7355
Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:17 PM
Brings a tear, dude. Brings a tear.....
Of course, that could be the stanky socks.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:32 PM
In case the DM needs to make a distinction.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:59 PM
Add a light brown wash to the chorus line and see what we get! :)
Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:03 PM
keep slapping the paint on
Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:10 PM
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