Skeletons were tricky to put together, fiddly, annoying and just generally a bit frustrating but I had so much fun painting them.
At first I thought they’d be pretty quick and simple to paint but, surprisingly, they have a lot more detail than I expected.
I really wanted to get the right bone colour so I experimented a lot and added slight hints of brown, grey and lighter tones here and there.
As you’ll see this horde is a mix of Mantic and GW models. I think they blended well together. I definitely prefer the GW Skellies though.
I’m particularly fond of the Horn blower. I also like all the skeletons without head gear.
The leader, the one with the White hair (Theres two leaders, oh and a Sergeant) is pretty cool to. Actually, there aren’t many models in this group that I don’t like.
As you can see I went with some war paint on their faces. Very Braveheart style. I like the look so much I’ll be doing something similar for a Chaos BloodReaper Army I have coming up in 2017.
Let me know what you think people.
I took a close up of this guys, forgive the blurriness, to show you a gold tooth I painted hehe. Your top left, his top right. Bit of fun.
The Leaders –
Captain Rassler Dredd
Sergeant Drachen (On the right)
The picture below shows how this Skeleton warrior was killed when he was alive and breathing and covered in flesh. A short sword to the back. Youchy!!
As you can see, below, I was attempting an arrow pierced through the wooden shield. Unfortunately the head of the arrow drooped a bit as it dried. Ahh well, you get the idea.
I like the rusted shield and the faded face paint on this warrior below.
It made sense that some Skeletons maybe missing bits, including their heads.
Like the Skellie with the sword in his back this guy received an arrow to the heart which can still be seen protruding out of his armour. Strong bloody arrow that one.
One of my favourite warriors of the bunch. I like his stance and the simple blue stripe war paint. I was also very happy with the bone tone.
Another fave below. He’s the one with the gold tooth. I like his gaping head wound and his open mouth. He looks very ghastly indeed. Cool shield too.
The Horn Blower. I wanted the tone of the tusk to stand out from all the other bones.
The command unit, minus the Sergeant.
What better terrain pieces to use than an actual skeleton. Yes it is real and no I am not a murderer…cough…
How I managed to have this skeleton among my odd and macabre collection is a story for another day hehe.