Apparently basic shape of Undead Army is ready for Oldhammer Weekend next month! 😏
As mentioned in the previous post
skeletons can be painted with lots of colors so this time I gave them blue glaze. They turned out fine and provide some vatiety to the army's main regiment. After posting the previous bunch of skellies I was asked about my way of painting shields and since it's no state secret - here it is.
As for shields I picked some fresh ones from the unit box but also decided to recycle some oldies from my beginning in hobby. From the very bottom of the bits box...
You can still see some original painting from over 20 years ago. Hard to admit back days I considered it decent and skull white + flesh was combo was the best discovery since inventing toilet paper 😁
Shield got cleaned, sandpapered and skullz'n'bonez removed. Never liked these anyway.
As you most probably spotted I like black and white stripes pattern on Undead models so solid layer of white was applied in the middle:
Some masking tape, some black paint aaand... Voila!
Crude chipping applied with bit of spare sponge. I used charred brown, beasty brown (?) and parasite brown. I think any brown colors will do the job right as long as you use at least one tone similar to orange:
Some further chipping with steel silver:
I didn't want these to be too dirty so I added just a little bit of brown wash and few streaks of smoke ink:
Shields attached to the arms and waiting for varnishing:
And here they are - more candy pictures!
Skellies might be too small on the picture but it's also test shot of new photo backdrop. Hope to build and add some small terrain pieces (wall? hedge? tree?) to make the scene more realistic but even without them I really like the pic - strong 90's vibe.
The only thing missing here are goblin green bases and red armoured chaos warriors 😊
If you like the green grass on the photos and want to upgrade battlefield with some brilliant terrain - check Terrains 4 Games
offer. It's the second grass mat I have from these guys and really like their stuff 😎
Now: time to turn the Empite into ruin... 💀