I had been a little hesitant to paint up these guys because the reference photos on the Chainmail packaging are just awful.
To my surprise, though, the figures are actually really great. They are a quick paint job and they’ve got great texture and definition,
The paint job was quick and easy: an initial coat of Reaper vampiric skin and then a Reikland Fleshshade wash, followed by two layers of highlights with vampiric skin and linen white. I kept a wet look by finishing them with a gloss lacquer. I realized that you can get a nice effect for undead creatures by painting eyes in a contrasting color (here pale green) and then applying a quick dab of flesh-colored wash to define the eyeball in the socket.
Hair is reaper blackened brown, which is my new go-to for a black shade that doesn’t suck up all available light.
Like most of the Ahmut’s Legion figures, I’m basing these using a brown base, a layer of crackle paint, then another brown wash and a darker wash to bring out the texture. The bones here are from the recently concluded RBJ Games Kickstarter. I now have skulls for days, but I’ll probably need to re-up on bones and skeletal fragments soon. I really like how these bases turned out, though.
I’m halfway through painting up the Skeletal Equicephs. I should finish the other one this week.
In the meantime, though, I’ve finally re-primed the Hill Giant and plan on finally finishing up the Drazen’s Horde run. Depending on if I can get him right the first time or not, I hope to have that done by mid-week. We’ll see.