Its been a while since I posted on here. In order to get back into painting I've been taking part in the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. This is a friendly competition where everyone commits to painting a number of points worth of miniatures between early December and late March. I've committed to painting 1,000 points split between 6mm Napoleonics and 28mm 'Oldhammer'.
I've just posted the following on my main blog - Comes Britanniae. I'll add a more in depth update on this site over the next few days. I'll also start to include army shots after each submission so that you can see how the army grows over time:
planned to paint a number of 28mm figures as part of the competition,
I brought forward the start of these as I'm spending so much time
away from home during the week and need something light to transport and
relatively simple to paint.
I have a load
of old Citadel figures and paints from the 1980's that I'd like to get
painted over the next few years. This started during the revival of
Warhammer Fantasy 3rd edition or 'Oldhammer' as it's now been called. I
have hundreds of the plastic skeletons and had always wanted to paint
up an undead army. I planned to start this a couple of years ago but
never got much beyond designing an army and undercoating a few skeleton
Given that the
undead are light and do not need too many paints, I've decided to try
and paint as many rank and file skeletons as I can before the
competition ends. I'm restricting myself to the original citadel paints
for the figures as I still have all of these and they are still useable
after nearly thirty years. I will be using modern day tufts for the
bases though as these are so nice compared to old static grass.
painting the skeletons a couple of weeks and submitted a couple of units to the Analogue Challenge last week.
I painted up 10 archers initially as I wanted a small number of figures to practice painting bone. I like how these turned out.
up was 20 Grim Reapers, skeletons armed with two handed scythes. I'm
really pleased with the way the wooden handles turned out.
consist of three different colored tufts highlighted with Miniature
Paints Cream. I chose these colours as I want the vegetation to look
like it has had the life sucked out of it by the Undead forces as they
advance. I think this has worked out quite nicely.
enjoyed painting these figures, it took me back to when I first started
painting and had to experiment with paint mixes to get the colours I
wanted as there weren't too many shades around initially.
I should be able to complete another skeleton unit before next Thursday, I have 14 figures already complete so only need another 12.