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The backstory revolved around the leader/captain. There was something to do with a broken mercenary contract (when he was alive) and the captain's sword (after he was dead).

 

In game: if the unit caused casualties there was a good chance the casualties would switch sides, (adding more figures).

 

There was a dwarf skeleton and a lizardman...

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Off to a good start!

 

A suggestion though, Number the bottom of the minis in a way you will remember so that you can replicate the formation each time! The couple of times I tried doing regiments this way, if I didn't number them, I couldn't get them to fit on the movement tray again....

 

George

Wow.. 

So simple. Yet I could not think of this for my magnetized skeleton regiment. They have to be in the same setup every time, or they pop apart due to polarization. :D Stealing this. ;D

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Dang it, Wolf! You are making me feel like I'm not painting enough!

 

Great job!

So step it up, bub!

 

I'm kidding, of course. You do a very good job on the stuff you work on. As long as you're having fun doing that, that's what counts. After all, it's not a competition (or did I miss that memo?)

 

I guess I'm just really 'in the groove' right now, so I'm gonna go with it as long as it lasts!

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The backstory revolved around the leader/captain. There was something to do with a broken mercenary contract (when he was alive) and the captain's sword (after he was dead).

 

In game: if the unit caused casualties there was a good chance the casualties would switch sides, (adding more figures).

 

There was a dwarf skeleton and a lizardman...

 

There was also a Skaven Skeleton and the standardnearer was an Undead Elf.

 

I love this Unit.

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Arise, my long neglected thread!!

 

I did some more work on these guys yesterday; got 4 more boneheads done.

 

Bones 1 skellie with some rags of a shirt added:

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Another Bones skellie, this one with a head swap using an old GW bit.

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This one is the unconverted form of one of the guys posted above;  an old Mage Knight figure.

 

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And this is a Ral Partha skeletal ninja.

 

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Thanks for looking, and hopefully it won't be another 2 years before I update this again.

 

 

 

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On 11/29/2015 at 9:25 AM, Chaoswolf said:

I made scraps of clothing attached to the Bones skellies with tissue soaked in a water/white glue mix. They were applied while still damp, and then sealed in place with a dab of superglue.

What a great little detail!

 

And I love the rust effects on the previous ones and this set, what paint colors are you using for that? My experiments with it just keep coming out plain brown. 

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On 3/5/2018 at 8:35 AM, TheMandolin said:

What a great little detail!

 

And I love the rust effects on the previous ones and this set, what paint colors are you using for that? My experiments with it just keep coming out plain brown. 

Thank you, and I'm sorry that it took me a bit to answer you.

 

I followed this excellent tutorial by Sirithiliel:

I used different colors than she did only because I don't have those colors.

Most of what I used is out of production (I have a lot of old paint) like Polly S, or old Pro Paints.  I used Polly S rust (a very light orange brown color), Model Master rust (more like a dark brown), Model Master international orange, Reaper Pro Paint Blood Red and Polly S Soviet Brown ( a darker orange brown), all applied over a metallic base coat. The specific colors probably aren't super important, as long as you use something that looks close.

The only thing I did differently, was that I applied a light wash of Army Painter soft tone over the rusty metal areas when I was done with them, this dirties them up a little bit.

 

I hope that helps.

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On 3/9/2018 at 11:13 AM, Chaoswolf said:

I hope that helps

 

Thanks for the link and the details! Now I just need to find minis I want to try rust effects on!

 

Edit: And also buy more paint colors, my second favorite thing about mini painting!

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Two updates in the same month, whoohooo!!

 

I finished this guy last night. Now that he's done, I see that he's probably way too brown. I'm not gonna go back and change him, but I'll keep it in mind for the next robed skeleton I work on.

Thanks for looking.

 

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