Thursday, 12 March 2015

Another Skeleton Warrior Unit Painted

Last week I managed to complete another skeleton warrior unit for the Analogue Painting Challenge.  As with the previous units, I'll be adding metal command figures in the near future.

I'm getting a little more consistent with the shading washes and I'm also finding that I'm getting the figures completed a lot quicker now.  I'm using Rotring Brown ink mixed with Chaos Black paint as the basis for the washes.
With this unit, I decided to add an extra highlight to the bronze on the shields. I prefer these to the shields on the previous unit so once the challenge is complete I'll go back and add highlights to the shields on the other unit to match them in with this one.

I've included a picture of the army below.  The unit on the left has the extra highlight on the shields, the one on the right doesn't.  Which do you prefer?

Next up will be a unit of skeleton cavalry with hand weapons and shields.

Army Progress

29 Skeleton Warriors with Hand Weapons, Shields, Musician and Standard Bearer @ 341 points.
29 Skeleton Warriors with Hand Weapons, Shields, Musician and Standard Bearer @ 341 points.
23 Grim Reapers with Scythe, Light Armour, Musician and Standard Bearer @ 350 points.
10 Skeleton Archers with Hand Weapon and Bow @ 120 points.
9 Death Riders with Hand Weapon , Lance and Shield @ 207 points.
9 Death Riders with Hand Weapon, Light Armour and Shield @ 207 points.

Total Rank & File =  1566 Points.

Monday, 2 March 2015

Old Citadel Paints

Whilst I was suffering from Flu last weekend I decided to use the time to sort through all my old Citadel paints and transfer them to dropper bottles.  Most of the opened ones were sadly unusable so ended up in the bin.  Luckily, I bought quite a few of the old box sets when the paints were changed over to the hexagonal pots in the 90's.  All of these paints were still in perfect condition and easily poured into the dropper bottles without any sign of lumps or residue, and GW claim the new paints are an improvement.

So, as you can see above I'm now the proud owner of a complete set of 1980's Citadel paints all safely stored in dropper bottles.  This was a real trip down memory lane as the smell of the paints took back thirty years to when I returned from the shops with the Colour and Monster paint sets, some brushes and a box of the Warhammer Fantasy Regiments.

I'm looking forward to using these on some old figures over the next few months.