Sunday, 20 September 2015

DEM BONES, DEM BONES...

As well as painting the Thistlewood terrain, I've re-based Lord Vassago's army in a more old school style. The painted sand and flock just looked too fussy for these old figures. I returned to the good old Tetrion (wall filler) texture, which was then painted my standard bright green, dry-brushed white and then washed with the brilliant Army Painter Green tone. This gave the finish I wanted, a sort of washed out look we used to get when we used tube acrylics straight onto Polyfilla (when we could be bothered to base them at all).



All skeleton are Minifigs from the Valley of the Four Winds range from th late 1970's 



5 comments:

  1. I do like the retro look to these bony fellows.
    Alan

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    1. Thanks Alan, retro is what I was aiming for.

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  2. Try mixing your base colour in with the Tetrion first. That way, any chips don't show up white and it doesn't take as long to do!

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    1. Good tip....I try to do that if I remember. Strangely I find the scuffed look of battered tetrion bases quite appealing!

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  3. Oh,I don't use glue - I just lay down the filler then put the figure directly on it.

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