I decided to clean up and finish painting a batch of GW skeletons I picked up back in 2015. These figures were in fairly rough shape, and I wanted to add them to the small 28mm Fantasy collection I use with my son from time to time.
Part of my goals for 2017 is to tackle "the shelf" next to my painting desk.
|Seen here on the left in better times.|
Overall, I have 34 of these guys split between 24 spearmen and 10 swordsmen. These are from GW's more recent collection (i.e. w/in the last 20 years) and thus suffer from Gigantism in both bone density and weapon heft.
I cleaned up the basic paint schemes, then repainted the weapons and shields. I went over the shields with dark metals, followed by a black wash, and then finally a dusting of rust weathering powder.
Finally I added a mix of dark greens and dead grass to the bases to give them a finished look. In the long term, I think I need to find a good weathering technique for the blades. They need some rust.
Lastly, I wanted to call out this guy...
Why does he have a trumpet? How does he sound it? Who is being motivated by it? so many questions!