Ironically, a bunch of army-painted skeletons are now among my best painted Warmachines miniatures. Alexia got more time, but even then she was painted up fairly quickly.
Group Shot (actually, missing one skeleton, but you get the point)
Skeletons: Former Trencher, Former ??? (I couldn’t find a unit with grunts that looked like this, but I’m guessing something from Menoth) and Former Winter Guard. Bone + 3 colors then a brown wash.
Alexia – with and without grunts in the background
And finally, a closeup of Alexia’s face. I didn’t spend a lot of time on it, but am happy with how it came out. The hair has a bit more definition in person.
The white fuzz happens if I’m not super-careful with my matte sealer. It’s hardly noticeable in the hand, so I didn’t bother to get rid of it. I don’t know why it shows up so well in photos.
I’ve painted up a few members of my 5e adventuring party, and decided to paint one up for the DM as well. Since we seem to be fighting a lot of undead I decided to go with an undead guy. But lest the GM get too confident, I gave him a “very special” cloak.
There’s quite a bit of unpainted or just primer spots on the guy, but when the DM saw him on Saturday he couldn’t tell it wasn’t done. Since I’ve been in kind of a slump lately, I just fixed a few spots and called him finished.
I’m very happy with how the cloak came out, despite the fact that I used ridiculous colors for it. I think it’s because I really got a lot of contrast in there, and also while I didn’t spend a ton of time blending, I did use more steps than usual which paid off. The base color for the cloak is RMS Breast Cancer Awareness pink (for maximum irony on a skeleton), shaded down to Red Shadow and up to nearly white. As usual, the pictures don’t quite capture the right color – it’s a pink that leans slightly towards magenta.
Having fun with Breast Cancer Awareness Pink. I am imagining Arrius is some sort of feminist* skeletal champion who can only be defeated after two named female characters have a conversation that isn’t about men. Or that half his HP can only be reduced with damage dealt by women. I have far too many silly colors “that will never be used” (which I am apparently treating as a challenge) that I keep getting by attending ReaperCon.
* I want to be clear that despite some mild fun here, being a feminist means standing up for equality. That is a good thing.
Since I am painting a miniature for everyone in my D&D 5e game, I didn’t want to leave the GM out. Although it’s been only two sessions, it seems that undead are the theme of the campaign, so I’m painting an undead boss dude. However, I don’t want the GM to get too full of himself, so he’s getting a pink cloak (“Shut up you guys, it gives me a +2 to my saves”). So far the cloak is RMS HD Entrail Pink for the coverage, but we’re going full Breast Cancer Awareness Pink here (or maybe Bubblegum Pink). Armor is VGC Tinny Tin.