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Show us your Skellys

Ado

Zombie
Joined
Jun 3, 2009
Messages
19
#53
After my test mini posted a long long time ago, I have finally finished a single rank of skellys!!

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Mad 'At

Dumb enough to work
Staff member
True Blood
Joined
Apr 2, 2011
Messages
2,374
#54
Awesome! What an amazing red you've achieved, and it looks great next to the rusty metal.
 

Cuzzy

Varghulf
Joined
Jan 7, 2011
Messages
784
#55
Great work on the reds Ado and I also like the extra work you put into the spear poles to make ´em look damaged.
 

Ado

Zombie
Joined
Jun 3, 2009
Messages
19
#60
In response to a few requests here's how I painted my skellies:

Bone: Base of charadon granite layered up with CG+kommando khaki, washed with baba black and devlan mud, re-highlighted with KK and a final highlight of skull white. There's no exact order as I washed and highlighted to achieve the effect I was after. I tried to think of the light coming from above and behind (i.e. the moon) when I highlighted.
Reds: Scab red base, layered up to Mechite Red, shaded with Thraka Green (more heavily in recesses and towards the bottom of the shields), then more Mechite red on higher surfaces/highlights. For edge highlighting, MR + vomit brown, then just vomit brown on the extreme edges. Finally glazed with watered down baal red to tie it all together.
Metal: boltgun metal washed with baba black and devlan mud. Highlighted with chainmail. ANother wash with BB, then final highights/scratches with chasmal. Rust was simply a wash of dark flesh+blazing orange, then just blazing orange, concentrating on where rust would usually collect i.e around rivets. ON the blades of the spears I stippled some blazing orange as well.
Leather: Scorched brown, highlights of SB + KK, and finally KK, before glaze with devlan mud
Wood (shield): graveyard earth base, GE+codex grey highlights, devlan mud washes, rehighlighted with GE+CG
Wood Spear Hafts: SB, stripes of bestial brown, and then stripes of KK or GE

Hope this helps!! PLay around with this to get the desired result. I'm still not 100% happy but then they are a basic unit and I can't let my painter head interfere with trying to get the unit finished in a reasonable time!!
 

chuz

Skeleton
Joined
Apr 20, 2010
Messages
51
#61
Skellies, nothing special here, except the dwarf.

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Joined
Jan 24, 2011
Messages
109
#66
Oh yeah, that's the stuff Count von Sapponatime (hehehe), I love the paint job even though I don't really like these models.
 
Joined
Sep 16, 2010
Messages
7
#74
My skellys with swords and shields...




Now, with spears. Mounted on Micro Art Studio graveyard bases.



And my Mantic skellys in progress.
 
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