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Post Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:07 pm

Re: Skeleton Chariot (getting my mojo back)

@Fimm : Totally agree they've most definitely stood the test of time.

Finished off the chariot and really happy with the out come. Decided to go with Longhorn as I felt his pose worked best on the back, he's also riding on the box art so if its good enough for them! Gone for a MDF base as there just so much cheaper than going for the more classical GW bases and also means I don't need to fill in the slot which is always a pain in the a$$. So here's some photos

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Here's a WIP of Morbius. Gone for yellow as a nice contrast from the more earthy tones on the skeletons and should hopefully complement the skin when finished. Going for lots of washes on the yellow to try and give it that rotting dug up look. Still unsure about the skull on the staff its between a real skull or metal either bronze or gold.

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Post Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:15 am

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Ooh . . . kind of a zombie/vampire problem, almost! I like your line of thinking with the rotting/dug up yellow cloak. Can't wait to see what you do with the flesh and skull when it's done.

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Post Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:40 pm

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Based up the first 3 and have moved on to working on some plastic cavalry. Have to say these skeletons really suit the limited time I have to paint. Its just a case of base colour, then washes, then some highlights, then more washes. Each step takes mere minutes which is ideal for me! I reckon I've spent no more than twenty minutes painting these horses its the drying time that takes the time. Hope you like and hopefully nest post will have riders for them..

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Post Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:12 pm

Re: Skeleton Chariot (getting my mojo back)

Very nice indeed, looking forward to seeing the finished cavalry. Chariot is beautiful.
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Post Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:48 am

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The first three warriors look very nice. I would love a closer look at the fellow with the flamey looking hair. Great work. This whole army will look fearsome on the table. :)
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Post Sat May 04, 2019 1:06 pm

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These look really good! I saw you were painting the Skeleton Horses from the chariot just as i was starting the one i had left (having long lost the other and all the crew etc). The whole chariot has turned out great. Morbius looking really good also so far. I like his skin colour you chose alot and the yellow. I would paint the skull natural/real rather than metal as it connects him better to those he commands rather than a representation of them (but just my taste - metal could be great too). Looking forward to more! and the riders on the plastic horses.

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Post Wed May 08, 2019 5:41 pm

Re: Skeleton Chariot (getting my mojo back)

Cheers guys really appreciated.

@symphonicpoet : The hair is just light brown although flames does sound good and reminded me straight away of Mikael Jacsen from The Terror of the Lichemaster .

Right managed to get some more painting done on the cavalry, nearly there just needs some work on the spear shafts. Main reason for post is I a got a larger photobox so i can take photos of bigger units (obviously!) So started playing around with it and thought i'd just post a photo to show the progress. Not the best photo but hopefully after some experimenting i'll get the hang of it.

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Once I finish these I'm planning on painting up some shields and also thinking of adding banners to each of the spears. Also finished Morbius just need to remember to take a photo of him !
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Post Sun May 19, 2019 6:18 pm

Re: Skeleton Chariot (getting my mojo back)

Not had much time for any painting but have managed to dig out my instant mold to start work on making some shields. I find using instant mold can be very hit and miss and generally find myself repeating the process several times before I get a decent replica. That saying managed to get 2 that are ok and have painted up as a start. I've been searching for inspiration for shield designs and these first 2 are definitely inspired by a google search which resulted in an image of the classic film Jason and the golden fleece and the brilliant Ray Harryhausen skeletons.

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The plan is paint up most of my shields with the usual skull motif but slip in a few of these greek style just to break it up a bit
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Post Mon May 20, 2019 12:54 am

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Beautiful shields, and a great choice of inspiration. Looks like the mojo is well and truly back!
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