If you haven't read the title singing, then the whole pun is lost ;)
I am (fully) aware that in recent times I have started several projects that demand my attention, like a Throne Room (and more) for my Genestealer Cult, a realscale Space Marines force for the Space Sharks and a Wasteland Walker. Oh, and many others that I cannot even recall right now, of course. Those are just the most recent.
But it is always a good moment for a short standalone new project! Yes, because this is me and that is how my mind works. Ahem.
The thing is that I rescued a bunch of minis that I got like... a year ago? Two, maybe? Shame on me, I know. It's this wonderful set of Pirate Skeletons by Via Ludibunda. I got them when they were released, it was love at first sight. I've finally painted them!
|You might be thinking of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies|
|But I can only think of Monkey Island|
|How do I need a ruleset for a 28mm Monkey Island game|
The release special offer included this pirate lady, who of course could only be painted in one fashion...
|...I mean, in Elaine Marley's colours|
So here you have them all:
|No, I'm not fat, it's just that al the others are all skin and bones. Specially bones|
I considered painting them in darker tones and with a kind of desaturated palette, but on a second thought I wanted them to look fun and comical, all Monkey Island style.
I bought them in an impulse (as all my hobby related things), so I honestly have no idea what other ranges of pirate skeletons are out there (though I think I've seen some) and what ruleset could be fun and easy for small skirmishes. So I'll have to do some research :)
The only certainty I do have right now is that I need to find proper minis to convert and make a Guybrush and a LeChuck! :D