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More from the Bones 4 core set: we have arrived at the subset "Hungering Dead":
Yup, these are your archetypical ghouls. Flesh eating horrors out looking for some nosh. Gnawers of bone, eaters of the dead. Which begs the question: do they count as cannibals if they no longer are human?
Here is my very fast method of painting ghouls and similar effectively:
These started out with a solid black undercoat. Then each was drybrushed several times with different beige tones, such as Citadel Ionrach Skin and Karak Stone. Then they were given washes on the undersides with shades such as Citadel Athonian Camoshade and Team Yankee Ordnance Shade. When dry, they were lightly drybrushed again with lighter fleshtones up to almost pure white, keeping to the top surfaces which leaves a kind of zenithal effect. The base rock were done in dark greengrey, drybrushed with yellowy sand, and then lighter drybrushed with offwhite. Black eye sockets with a white dot for the eye lends a sinister look to them.
Dot in some details here and there, bases and done. I did these ghouls and the Grymwatch in a single sitting, taking breaks for drying time only.
He brought his very own packed lunch.
Subject #B4C-124 displays elongated limbs on a gaunt frame, and a foul disposition when peckish.
Obviously the hero of the group.
A little too fresh for our tastes...
#123-125, the Hungering Dead subset
Bones 4 Core set, 2019
Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi
Made in Bonesium PVC
should be available from reapermini.com some time in the future in Bones. At least two of these are currently available in metal.
This little lady I chose to paint for my Secret Sophie. Now that @Darcstaar has received my gift, I can now show her off.
Skin tone – Dark Skin Triad
Hair – Blonde Hair Triad
Hair Bands – 09698 Retro Frost Satin
Blades and shoulder pauldrons – Base of Tempest blue, silver toned metals triad with a stone wash.
Breast pieces – Redstone base, Rose Gold, Red shadow wash, Highlight- Rose Gold, New Gold
Sword Cross Guards – Redstone base, Bright Bronze, Red Shadow wash, Highlight – New Gold
Undergarment – Stained Ivory – Creamed Ivory – Linen White
Leather Straps –Rich Leather, Oiled Leather, Burnt Orange.
Rings for Leather Straps – Cursed Gold
Anklet – 09103 Emerald Green
Dangling Straps – Pure Blues Triad
Just thought i would put these up to show off the new party making their way through saltmarsh. A party of six graduates from the civilized lands, roped into fulfilling a debt by their mentors. At least they are working together... they arent my finest work but for 6 hours of painting, they will do nicely for our little gaming group and the group enjoyed the surprise of coming to their second session to discover they all had custom painted minis!
we have a Halfling fighter
an elven thief with a fixation for daggers
a halfling bard
the blue dragonborn priest of Protos
the black Dragonborn warlock (had to create the head. I couldnt find a dragonborn mini with an 8 strength...)
and a Human ranger from the backstreets and slums
hope you enjoy them, i dont know how long they will last....
This is the second of my dropfleet starter sets. The fleet represents the United Colonies of Man (UCM). After humanity was chased off the planet earth and forced to scatter to its colonies to lick their wounds, the colonies united and formed an armada to take back the home planet. These ships are the final gasp of mankind to keep from becoming nests for a truly invasive species. the game itself is a little different from Most because battles are fought in nearspace around planets. The map is a planet viewed from low earth orbit and the ships can move from high to middle and low orbits, each having an effect on the ship speed and who can attack what. The game itself is pretty fast, a starter fleet battle will resolve in about an hour for us on the rare occasions when i get to play and the sides are pretty evenly matched although they have very different play styles. TTcombat took over the license this year and saved the game from fading away and have put quite a bit of effort into new miniatures and rewriting the rules to fix problems and make the dropfleet game compatible with its companion game Dropzone. now you can run a companion game allowing the two games to interact on a limited basis which, i think adds a lot to both sides, if you can find that many players...
I decided to takes some liberties with these vessels. i wanted each ship to be distinctive and easy to spot on the game board so the grid pattern built into the armor of the ship, which is usually blacked out, i lined in white and then traced over with various florescent colors from Scale 75. The effect was not quite what I was after but it's still pretty good and certainly usable on the field of battle. The ships are a starter set of 3 crusiers (2 heavy 1 light) and 4 frigates. The base color is black with a midnight blue ghost tint and then highlighted with white and flouresents
Hope you enjoy them! I certainly enjoyed painting them!
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