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  1. Just some quickly done skeletons to knock about Frostgrave. Individual pics: I will say that the axe blade came out looking quite nice.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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....
  5. Reaper DHL Classics Skeletons by E Pugh 03467
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Painted up my favorite kind of undead, a pile of skeletons. Who are conveniently enough made of bones. first up the two archers 77237, and 77245 Then the axes and spears 77244, 77241, 77243, 77239 and last, the swords 77238, 77242, and 77240
  13. I will update with better pics later this one is just a junk one quick with my phone. Bones Minotaur and Skeletal Archers for the Resolutionary Challenge Alright some better pics. I say this often but if you are looking for awesome paint job to a professional contest quality don't look here. I love those minis and those painters are awesome but it's not me right now. I haven't upped my game to that level and haven't felt a need to since really all I am going to do is play with my minis in a D&D game anyway (Hopefully if I can find players someday), so I am strictly a tabletop level painter when painting for myself. I don't worry so much about removing mold lines, I'm not awesome at blending but I do try to make it look like a cool fig for the game. Anyway that's my usual disclaimer I may just add it to my sig. lol.
  14. This is a little bit of a two year flashback for me. When I started painting again, some of the first things I painted were a bunch of Megaminis skeletons I'd got in a big combo pack. I'd just picked up some Quickshade that I wanted to try out, and I'd read a how-to on using it for skeletons. So I blasted through almost the whole set of skeletons until something (I'm thinking my first Reaper order, with my first Bones in it) distracted me. Just a few weeks ago I was cleaning up down in my basement painting area (trying to get it usable, so I can get back to learning to use my airbrush) when I found the five skeletons I hadn't painted. So I decided I'd try painting them the same as I did back them. I immediately ran into one problem...I'd originally painted them with Partha paints, and I'd just given away all my Parthas to an old friend who was getting back into painting. I figured out some colours that seemed close went with them. It was weird painting this way again. The whole paint job was less than my normal base coat now. No wonder it takes me so much longer to paint stuff now. So here are the 5 I painted up over the last week or so (I was sick for a few day, which slowed me down). And here they are mixed in with the horde I painted two years ago. At some point I'll go back and put them all on bases (perhaps the ones coming with Bones 2). BTW, I'd like thank Xherman1964 for letting me know that these used to be made by Metal Magic back before Megaminis had them. And does anyone know where they are now? Megaminis closed for a while and sold off most of their molds. The owner is back up and casting again, but so far doesn't have the skeletons available...
  15. Back when I started painting again, one of the first things I decided to paint was a bunch of skeletons I'd gotten from megaminis (who are now johnny borg castings and don't currently have these skelies....). They were to be my first tries at using Quickshade, and were done very simply. While base coat, basecoat straps, cloth, armor and weapons, then Quickshade them and dull coat. I did a whole mess of them, but 5 unique ones didn't get done for some reason. Fast forward to 2 years later, and I'm cleaning up my desk in the basement and find these guys. So I decided to paint them up to (hopefully) match the rest. This lead to a problem. When I painted the rest it was right when I started painting again. IE before I ordered any paint from Reaper. These were done with old Partha paints. Funny story...a few weeks ago an old friend of mine was telling me (via email, he lives 2 hours away) that he'd started painting again. I knew he used Partha, so I asked him how his paints were and if he needed any. I was going down that weekend, so I just took them ALL down and gave them to him (Well, all minus Plum, since I need to match that with a colour from one of my current lines I use first). So I don't have any of the original colours. So I've guess at close approximations and today I threw a bit of colour on the first two. And that's apparently about all I did to them back then. Now I need to go slap some dark tone quickshade on them and see how close the colours are afterwards....
  16. The latest off the Bones piles are, well, animated bones! First of the Undead Horde we have the Shambling Dead.
  17. Wargames Foundry is a well-known maker of Historical Miniatures. At one stage in its history a sister company to Citadel Miniatures and Games Workshop when all three were owned/controlled by Bryan Ansell, their paths have diverged wildly over the years. While it's generally well-known that Bryan took a lot of Citadel's earlier very-historical-inspired ranges with him to Foundry. What's less well known is the fact that they have some ranges like the Greek Mythology range, which features models like Harpies, Satyrs, Centaurs, Pegasi, our old friend The Bronze Bull, and our topic of the day - Skeletons! As part of the Mythic Greek force, the (two, probably) units I'll be making of these guys are going to be referred to as The Hydra's Teeth. Apparently they should be more correctly referred to as Dragon's Teeth, but to me "dragon's teeth" mean tank traps, and I've got more than a soft spot for Ray Harryhausen's seminal animation work of decades gone by. Since the 2 packs of 5 Foundry figures come to have 6 figures with blade, and 4 with spear out of the 10, I've split them for Kings of War purposes. I've combined the 6 blade figures with the 6 Bones skeleton figures that I finished off a couple of weeks ago to make a KoW Regiment of 12 (20). The other day I saw a gallery of someone's commissioned figures that featured some masterfully-painted figures, amongst the (hundreds?) of models were some with battle-scarred and scratched up shields. While I've added a small amount of verdigris to these, I mulled over trying something similar. While I have confidence that I could do a good job, I decided against it based on a couple of reasons - 1) While I like my bone technique, the shields are very much the focus points of these figures, and I wanted to keep them looking neater to draw the eye. 2) The Bones figures are really not very good at all, and I really wanted to avoid anything that would potentially dull those shields from drawing the eye away. The linen curiass on the figure I decided should probably be a "leader" (at least as far as mindless skeletons go) was lacking a bit of detail, so with the help of the talented artists who work for Osprey and a quick Google Image Search, I worked out a way to add some more interest to the unit commander by adding some geometric patterns across his chest and under his arms. It's a little unfortunate that out of the 10 sculpts by Foundry, only two of them wear torso armour - the linen curiass in both cases. One blade, and one spear. Similarly, only two are helmeted, both of whom are amongst the four spear-wielding sculpts. Most of the sculpts are pretty much plain skeletons with perhaps an armband - not even bronze greaves! The only positive of all this is that it would make it relatively easy to swap in any other brand's undead models armed with sword or spear, glue a Greek shield on, and bump up the numbers. Now all I need to do is find a source of decently-sculpted, unarmoured metal undead - preferably inexpensive and one-piece casts that are armed predominantly with swords or spears. Not as easy as you'd think as I'm finding. Otherworld's models are beautiful sculpts, but have separate arms that look like fragile attachments, and aren't really priced for making regiments. The Wargames Factory (not Foundry) plastic box are very much Greek-themed - in fact it's where I sourced the larger Hoplons and Dipylon-style shield that I mixed in to the Foundry models but I still have concerns about their potential fragility on the wargames table. Anyway, here's the first unit of The Hydra's Teeth, ready for action! I think the combination of large, bright Greek shields and keeping the Bones models to the mid-centre and rear ranks does a good job of minimising the visibility of the multiple boring monopose figures well enough in static photos like these, and will do even moreso once they're all on the table amongst scenery and an active battle. Now I just need to sort out two more spearmen somehow, and I can call both initial units done and dusted.
  18. I had one of these guys already fully painted, but I was waiting until I had a unit to post in Show Off. What we have here is an Army Painter bone colour spray primer, blocked in colour for clothing, armour and weapons, a quickshade ink wash, a drybrush all over with Reaper Polished Bone, ink washes to bring the colours back up, reapplication of metallics and finally painting the eyes blue and basing. Pretty easy and fast, so I'm confident that I'll be able to crank a bunch of these out and have a couple of hordes in no time - once this spring weather decides to stay fine for more than three minutes so I can go outside and do some priming.
  19. When these came out I was playing Bard's Tale on my Commodore 64, walking around with boots, a bandana and jean jacket riddled with heavy metal patches while just listening to Metallica on my walkman, a few years before they sold out. :) Ral Partha - Dealers of Devastation Skeletons circa 1986 I did make a bit of a mistake on picking this up. I didn't realize that Ral Partha stuff was a smaller scale than Reaper. Nobody at the house seems to notice though and they seem to fit in quite well with the other baddies.
  20. I was looking for RAFM Mounties from the Riel Rebellion, but found this just a moment ago: There are more on this >>page<<
  21. First painting: Cut rats from sprue, washed figures to get mold release off, dried, glued to bases, and primed with Army Painter Uniform Grey: 2013-07-15 - Primed Figures - Rats and Skeletons - 0001.jpg Added basing material and washed it with black wash, painted a dark base coat of walnut brown to the shield and spear, and muddy brown to the skeleton to provide pre-shading. I plan to follow up with lightly brushed mid-tones, and a quick dry brush to highlight. Each example of skeleton and rat will be done differently to get ideas of what approach I like. 2013-07-15 - Skeletal Spearmen (77001) - 0001.jpg I am also keeping a painting journal in MS OneNote, and am will get a pad of some kind to dab examples of mixed colors. So far, the only brushes used have been a Citadel base coat brush, which can't hold a point to save it's life, and a cheap craft brush for the wash. I used a metal modeling tool for the PVA glue, and Testors Superglue with the needle applicator to glue the broccoli bases to the round bases. Oh... and my painting station:
  22. My progress on the mountain of bones so far. I'm most proud of the owlbear which I think is an original scheme. It's based on a barn owl. C&C welcome as always.
  23. Finally got around to doing up a few Bones pieces. Also a few BattleTech pieces for you. As always, thoughts, opinions, and thrown pottery welcome. Reaper Bones - Skeletal Archers Reaper Bones - Skeletal Spearmen Reaper Bones - Skeletal Swordsmen BattleTech - 25mm Elemental BattleTech - Mad Cat
  24. When the adventure group encounters skeletons on the tabletop game board...they have to make sure that there isn't a necromancer on board (36" LOS) of the battle; because if there is...the necromancer just re-animates the fallen skeletons...this is how they appear coming back to active status...this process continues until the enemy necromancer is killed or driven from the game board...I have (6) such markers done for adventure game play.
  25. This is any enemy Slayer Skeleton band that my adventure group encounters in RPG play. These are plastic figures from an old box set of Dungeon Quest.These are game playing pieces.
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