Step by Step: Painting Tomb King Skeletons
To celebrate the release of the Tomb Kings, I've put together a quick way to crank out those countless skeletons that you'll undoubtedly need to serve your king.
- Spray White
- Basecoat - large solid areas - Weapon and trim: Gold - Wood: Terracotta - Shield: Necron Abyss - Cloth: Graveyard Earth - Base: Iyanden Darksun - Stone tiles: Denheb Stone
- Wash and baseing. - The whole skeleton recieves a wash of Gryphonne Sepia. - The gold receives a wash of Gryphonne Sepia, optionally followed with some Thraka Green, Leviathan Purple or Asurmen Blue. - The cloth receives a wash of Delvan Mud - The sand is drybrushed with khaki, and the tiles drybrushed with white.
- Detailing: - The raised parts of bone are painted with Skull White and the shield is highlighted with Mordian Blue. - Using a makeup sponge, Iyanden darksun is lightly applied to the bottom of the shield to make it look dusty.
There you have it! A simple and effective way to get your skeletons prepared for war! For painting archers, I used terracotta for the wood, but I also used a couple different browns for the quiver to give some variation.