Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:32 pm
Location: Bedfordshire, England
Advent. A time of reflection, preparation, and impending joy. For me and millions of others around the globe it leads up to the second most significant time of the year, the first being Easter.
However, thanks to a poor pun on the name of the month, and having just bought a bunch of skeleton figures that I want to paint by New Year so that I hit an average of one figure a week for 2015, it's also going to be the month of the (un)living dead! Why don't you join in with any dry bones or squelchy zombies that didn't quite get the attention they might have done at the end of October?
So, here's my unholy horde to disturb any Silent Night or lay siege to a Good King's castle, twenty-four skeletons (including musician, banner and champion) from the old Harlequin range now with Black Tree Design, undercoated with cheap grey spray and after a wash with diluted AP Strong Tone ink:
and how they look after a heavy wetbrush with Foundry 09A Boneyard shade:
You're all welcome - nay, encouraged - to join in with some unfestive undead painting yourself. Also left unsaid, I realise, was that a unit of twenty-four was not random but the equivalent of the Deadcember calendar doors. I won't say "Advent" calendar because most of them are as utterly unrelated to Advent/Christmas as these skeletal chaps.
I shall be updating my blog with each stage of the progress, but I'll only put a couple of the more interesting ones here! Anyone want to join in?