Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Dem Bones, Dem Bones, Dem Dry Bones

This week's flurry of painting saw the "completion" of my 10mm Warband project and a few extra figures.  I put completion in quotes because you all know we tend to add more units here and there, and I'm sure that will be the case for both my Dwarf and Undead Armies.  Anyway, enough blabbing and on to the pictures.

I painted up 3 units of skeleton warriors.  I really wanted these 3 units to look like a horde so I opted to put 26 figures on each stand.  One of which is the Necromancer in charge.  You don't think these skeletons would just form up in rank and file on their own do ya?   I had determined with my first units that this army's colors would be purple and yellow and the coat of arms would be a 1/4 yellow moon and a star.  So all the shields with enough space has either stars or the moon and star combination.

This also starts the Where's Waldo portion of today's post.  Can you find the cat hair in each picture?  Goodness... no matter how hard I tried there's probably one that sneaked its way into EVERY SINGLE PICTURE!

And the group shot...

So what are those big bones back there you ask?  Catapults!

I still had some time left for painting, but nothing in my ready to paint queue seemed to fit this theme.  So I pulled some Reaper Bones skeletons out of my lead pile that I plan to use for Dragon Rampant or Open Combat.  This was my first time painting any of the Reaper plastics, as I generally buy the metals.  There were 6 total, but I honestly just didn't like the soft bendy plastic so I stopped at three.  I'll get some more skeletons, but I'll shoot for metal for now on.

No matter what they try to tell you.  Size matters...

I believe your catapults were some friends of mine...


  1. Very cool, Rod! I like the fuschia motif.

  2. Fantastic work like always mate!
    Really love the shield ornaments:)

  3. Superb, funny and very impressive...what's not to like?

  4. You didn't tell me you had catapults too! Noice!

  5. Awesome work! It reminds me I have to paint mine... ;-)

    1. Thanks! I'd definitely like to see them when you do.

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    1. Thanks Gordon! I really wish they'd let you edit your own posts. It would have saved me from some embarrassing typos in the past!

  7. Superb work Rod, they have come out really well.

  8. Ooooohhh!!Scary bunch of little bones!! I love the shields!!
    Great Job!They look like "Stormtroopers" from StarWars!:)

  9. Great work Rodney! Layne Staley would approve this army :) Cheers!