And then I heard about Frostgave. Went to Northstar to have a look. And there found I my Necromancer!
So I ordered a box of the Wargames Factory Skellies (had my eye on those for a while!) and to the painting table we went!
|Sirius Dictian, and his apprentice Gunther Tripe, commanding his Undead horde.|
|Some of the Arcane Armorial inspired shields I've been trying|
|Behind the Archers, Sirius Dictians pet Snail, Snaegl. A pet more loyal to his master you never saw...|
|Had another go at some freehand banners. What is life without Whimsy?|
Snaegl, by the way, I found at a Carboot sale for 20p and simply couldn't say no. I'd like a whole unit of them but I've never seen anymore like him.
The skellies were painted thusly- Humbrol Dark Brown spray as the undercoat, Bleached bone drybrush, Revell Watercolour MudBrown (heavily watered to make a wash) washed over and then a Bleached Bone Drybrush. Seemed to work quite well I felt.
The Wargames Factory Skellies are excellent models, this is the new improved version with sturdier limbs etc, which is probably why I had no breakages. Theres a bunch of raising dead (4 in the pics above and more on the sprue) that I will use for a diorama I think. You might notice some unusual weapons amongst them . I quickly noted that they are compatible with almost any of the Historical plastic kits around at the moment. So I raided my bits box and equipped some as Zulus, others as Romans, and some as 18th century British infantry! I think theres even a 15th century knight in there too...
I am especially happy with my shields and my banners. What do you reckon?