Tuesday, 3 November 2020

A little bit late to Halloween

 ...yet a skeleton is a skeleton!

I rushed a little to see if I could make it for this last Halloween, but it's been an impossible deadline. Haha, dead-line.

Ahem...

Skeleton, I was saying.

Booo

Well, what the hell, not that much delay :D

The original model is, of course, pretty well known.

Games Workshop Wight King. Insert legal disclaimer here

The mini is awesome, can't say otherwise. Of course I couldn't make mine look as great as the one above, but I could give it my own personal touch.

That means if I cannot do it look better, for sure I can do it look worse! But different!

The key was taking the so recognizable crown out

Not that it's very different, but I hope it makes it clear what I'm trying to do

The idea of an oriental-like undead, with a turban or a tunic, looked quite appealing to me. I'm not aiming to any specific historical looking, but only to the general Saracen vibe. Quite Warhammerish, I guess :D

In fact my whole plan involves doing this to the Shadespire skellies (I have that box waiting for ages to be painted, shame on me). So I'm showing the step by step here, not as any kind of tutorial, but more like a note to self for future reference.

Vallejo Dark Blue, Medium Sea Grey and Saddle Brown/grey. Metal is Silver/black/German med camo

The previous pic was unacceptably clean

Blue highlighted with hues of Ice blue. The sash with hues of grey

That's quite pretty much it all. It's but three colours, so I've managed to paint it relatively quickly.

A thousand and one nights -Warhammer edition

I don't have anything nearly close to a scimitar, so I used the only thing vaguely resembling one

I think there's still too much plate armour on him to make a proper Saracen impression, but I'm happy with the experiment, so I think it means a green light for the Shadespire warband. In the meantime, these are the only skellies I have avaliable:

Yeah, boss, we weren't told we had to dress for the occasion

I've enjoyed the whole proccess; it was a quick one too, so I can't complain at all. For the Shadespire ones I may have to tone down or desaturate a little that blue. Or maybe I'll use another colour. Well, anyway, that's a problem for the future me. For now I can move to another project!

16 comments:

  1. Superb conversion. The paint looks spot on.

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    1. Thank you! I tried something different, not just the same Undead stuff. I hope this is at least interesting!

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    1. Thanks! Quick and easy, so I'm somehow happy :D

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  3. Me gusta...y no. Me encanta que tenga azul, realza el tema arábigo, pero no sé...

    Creo que tiene mucho 'punch' quizás le falta desgaste o polvo, no se... Me ha hecho pensar en el príncipe de Persia.

    Pero los malos eran mucho más polvorientos. Seguramente está perfect pero en mi cabeza me ronda esa mosca "del desierto"

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    1. No, creo que tienes razón. No he sabido combinar el azul y el marrón. Yo quería que fuera mucho más sucio, es una cosa que he anotado para corregir. ¡Me alegra que no sea sólo yo!

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  4. Excellent greenstuffing there!

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    1. Thanks! Not that complicated, the mini is essentially the same, but I hope the changes are distinctive enough :)

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  5. Fantastic looking Saracen skeleton! Lovely finish! Would you drop me a line when you get the package?
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you! Oh, that must be the mysterious notification I got from my post office! I'll go get it this week and let you know! Oh, so glad it's not from the tax agency! :D

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  6. This looks amazing. The Berber blue is a perfect choice, and in general the whole thing is so rich and dynamic. A simple but effective conversion and San excellent paint job!

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    1. Thank you! I think I need to get a better balance between that blue and all the brown hues it really should have. I need to improve my weathering, among other things, but I'm taking this as a start :)

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  7. It's never too late for a Suber original :) Well done my friend. Well done!

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    1. :D Thanks! Like Gandalf, I am never late, nor early :D

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  8. Awesome conversion work, Suber!

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    1. Thank you! I tried to stay out of the usual conventions for Undead in Warhammer. I really want to go this way on the Shadespire skeletons!

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