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Post Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:21 pm

Re: Deadcember

44 points seems like a reasonable value.
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Post Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:24 am

Re: Deadcember

Even though they are not oldhammer, I got these reaper bones minis painted up. They are the first time I have painted skeletons before. I might see if I can find a few old zombies in the dettol vat downstairs for later!
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Post Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:24 am

Re: Deadcember

Some great dungeon fillers there, Half-asian :) I'll look forward to your zombies.
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Post Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:09 am

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Some Deadcember progress made - 2 skeletal horsemen completed. (3 to go)
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My youngest felt that his scorpion needed to get in on the act too, so here's it is.
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Post Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:30 am

Re: Deadcember

Classic plastic skeleton cavalry! I like the pattern on their shields. Cool scorpion, too 8-)

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Post Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:44 pm

Re: Deadcember

so i've managed to build a unit of skellies out of spare parts and a couple of minis from the lead pile. next moveis to paint the buggers...
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Post Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:43 am

Re: Deadcember

daddyorchips wrote: next moveis to paint the buggers...


:lol: That's usually where my projects stall! :lol:
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Post Sat Dec 12, 2015 9:37 pm

Re: Deadcember

Thanks!
I've finished the other 3 horsemen. Added a bit of tattered pennant to one, potential to claim it as a unit standard, but small enough that I don't have to.
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Post Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:54 pm

Re: Deadcember

How do you add that slightly tarnished look to your metals?
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Post Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:26 am

Re: Deadcember

It's pretty straight forward.
I start with the metal base tone with a black (or dark brown) wash. Here I've used, Army painter Gun Metal with Dark Tone Wash.
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Then I do a slightly thinned sloppy partial wet blend of a Burnt sienna, dark brown, yellow ochre and orange. (this step can be a touch scary) Here I've used Game Color Parasite Brown, Charred Brown, Desert Yellow, and Orange Fire.
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Finish off with a very dry drybrush of the original metal. AP Gun Metal again.
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Hope that helps, and apologies for the slightly out of focus photos.
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