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77239: Skeleton Guardian Spearman (done three ways)

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Well I am slowly getting back into Mini painting after a long time, dabbled a little with it last year but life happened and didn't do much, but before that hadn't painted anything sense around 1999. Now trying to get some practice when i can so that I'm ready for when my Bones 4 comes in, (I know that's a long time but I tend to put things off :D ).


Any way broke out the paints and painted these Skeleton Guardians that I had but I wanted to try some different color combinations and washes to see how they looked. With the exceptions of the washes and different colored loin cloths the rest of the skeletons were panted with the same colors.

The Blue Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Stone Grey

The Red Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Harvest Brown

The Green Skeleton was done with a wash of Reapers Pure Black


For still being a bit rusty I think they turned out alright, but i'm still on the fence about which wash I like better so if anyone want to chime in on that it would be appreciated and any other C&C are appreciated as well 

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Welcome to the Forum!

Have fun and keep posting your work!


They all look good and each and every one would make a great addition to any battlefield/adventure or collection.


My personal favorite is the Red Skeleton with the Brown wash.

It stands out just a little more, while the brown wash provides a sort of contrast, the others blend in more.


So for me Brown Wash!

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I will second Glitter wolf and vote for the red. Different color washes will accomplish different effects, so don't get stuck on the harvest brown. I happen to like brown for washing skeletons because it gives a natural aging effect on the bones while grays and blacks work well for stone and metal.

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Thanks for the comments!

Interesting aside showed these to a friend and after looking at them he thought that the blue one looked like you classic skeleton look, while the red looked like something from an Egyptian tomb but he said that he liked the green one the best because it looked like it was made of stone. Like the green one would be the boss of the blue skeletons.  

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