|"Skeletons are the animated bones of the undead."|
These two multi-part 28mm hard plastic skeletons have been built using pieces taken from the sprues found within the Frostgrave Cultists boxed set by "North Star Military Figures", and are just some of the undead warriors I need in order to game The Mausoleum scenario from the "Frostgrave" rule-book. Used by Necromancers as "servants and guards" these "lesser undead" were originally humans and randomly emerge "through one of the doors in the central building" as a result of the event's special rules...
Comprised of cultist henchmen body parts, and then converted into "undead monstrosities" using skeleton heads and arms, these miniatures were primed with "Vallejo" Heavy Violet and "Heavy Sienna" respectively. They were then painted using a dark muted palette in order to better represent them spending a significant amount of time decaying beneath the soil.
|"...mindless automatons that obey the orders of their evil masters."|
As a result I predominantly used pigments such as Dark Grey, USA Olive Drab, Heavy Sienna, Charred Brown and Heavy Red, and washed their attire with either "Citadel" Nuln Oil or "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade. The skeleton's bones were painted using a four-stage process which consisted of "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand, Strong Tone Quickshade, a dry-brush of more "Vallejo" Iraqi Sand and finally a light highlight of White just around the skull's eye sockets and teeth.
In order to give the 'swordsman' a more interesting shield than a simple leather-skin one, I glued an old "Games Workshop" dwarf insignia onto it and then painted the emblem using a combination of "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil. The rest of the round shield was then given a coat of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and washed with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade.
|Plaguebearer WIPs - These daemons just need all their sores and zits 'picked out' and washed|
In addition to another dabble with my "Frostgrave collection I have also managed to finish 'picking out' all the open sores, teeth and intestines on three Plaguebearers. These lesser daemons will provide my "Age Of Sigmar" Nurgle Host with some much needed resilience. However, before they are finished they will all need to be washed and bloodied, as well as have all their numerous yellow heads 'popped' and inked...