...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.
Skeleton, I was saying.
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!