Switch Theme:

Josh paints the Throne of Bone!  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
»
Author Message
Advert


Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.




Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Greenkeeper dwarf really is a standout, but the little mastiff is the more adorable one and good to know that every kit has one.
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 Viterbi wrote:
Greenkeeper dwarf really is a standout, but the little mastiff is the more adorable one and good to know that every kit has one.


There is a unit in the Kings of War dwarf army list that allows dwarf players to use all the extra dogs they get when they buy a Mantic dwarf army...

Normally, I don't post WIP photos, but my entry for this month's Dakka Painting Challenge is taking a lot longer than I thought it would, and I don't want the P&MBlog to be completely neglected until the end of the month.

The theme for this month is The Long War. What could be longer, I thought, than eternal servitude long after death? Looking though my box of unpainted undead models I came across my old Throne of Bone from Ral Partha. It's still in production thanks to Iron Wind, but I got this one new way back in the '80's,and after an abortive attempt to paint it, it's been sitting patiently ever since-- which is another qualifier for the theme.

So far, I have finished the Necromance and his girlfriend:




I agonized over the skintones for a while, and decided to paint the necromancer as on homage to Marlon Brando as Dr. Moreau. The whole setup reminded me of a Frazetta painting, so the girl got a light glaze of AP barbarian flesh. I painted at least four layers on each of the skulls, despite knowing that they will be all but invisible when the model is assembled.

I also did the two side pieces:




I really like RP skeletons. They aren't as thick and chunky as Citadel/GW skeletons, so they look like they'd actually fit inside a heroic scale miniature's body. My original plan was to drybrush all the bone, but it came out a littel too grainy, so I ended up going back over the whole thing. For the remaining parts, I'm skipping the drybrushing. There is a lot going on in these pieces, with cloth, armor, equipment, belts and such, so each skeleton is unique. Don't look too closely and you won't notice the parts I missed. Before assembly, I'll give the whole thing the once over to make sure I didn't miss too many details.

FInally, here are the parts stuck together with a little blutack:


There are four more smaller piles of skeletons which I started yesterday. I also have to think about a base--I'm usually a sand-and-white-glue kind of baser, but I want to do something special for this model.

Now showing the finished Throne of Bone!


Painting Total as of 9/30/2020: 153 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Ellicott City, MD

I love it! I remember that model from way back in the day, and you are absolutely doing it justice. Nice change of pace and good to see a work in progress account of how you are painting it.

I don’t remember, do you have an undead army for him to lead?

Valete,

JohnS

Valete,

JohnS

"You don't believe data - you test data. If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely <expletive deleted> ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around"

-Jamie Sanderson 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 cygnnus wrote:


I don’t remember, do you have an undead army for him to lead?

Valete,

JohnS


I do, indeed, have an undead army. It's big enough that I don't currently have the space to store any more, which is one reason I've not been painting undead models for such a long time. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a good way to field this model in a KoW undead army of either flavor...

Now showing the finished Throne of Bone!


Painting Total as of 9/30/2020: 153 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in gb
Humming Great Unclean One of Nurgle






Mostly, on my phone.

That's impressively sinful.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."

Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.

 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Ellicott City, MD

 JoshInJapan wrote:
 cygnnus wrote:


I don’t remember, do you have an undead army for him to lead?

Valete,

JohnS


I do, indeed, have an undead army. It's big enough that I don't currently have the space to store any more, which is one reason I've not been painting undead models for such a long time. Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a good way to field this model in a KoW undead army of either flavor...


Seems like there might be some “counts as” options... Isn’t there a Pharaoh on Chariot option? And the normal undead have a named Titan character, right? I mean there’s not a lot of “Necromancer on palanquin” options, to be sure, but i can’t imagine there’d be a problem using him as a chariot- or titan-based character.

If nothing else, the Rule of Cool should make him fieldable as something!

Valete,

JohnS

Valete,

JohnS

"You don't believe data - you test data. If I could put my finger on the moment we genuinely <expletive deleted> ourselves, it was the moment we decided that data was something you could use words like believe or disbelieve around"

-Jamie Sanderson 
   
Made in us
Three Color Minimum





Lafayette, CO, USA

I also liked seeing that dog in the line up. Great work.

   
Made in gb
Dipping With Wood Stain





Bone throne is looking great so far!

   
Made in us
Druid Warder





 inmygravenimage wrote:
That's impressively sinful.


I can't pass without signing under that. Yes, it is.

Congratulations!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/47 done) 
   
Made in us
[DCM]
Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






The piece is very impressive- most excellent work!

I'm especially impressed with how realistic the purple velvet covering came out, really top notch. The shading and contrasts are perfect.

Of course, with purple velvet in the room, I just know there's going to be a black velvet Elvis painting hanging in the background, or maybe one of those UV fluorescent Spencer Gifts type doper heavy metal posters......

Much painting goodness- much wow!

"He fears his fate too much, or his desserts are small, who will not put it to a single touch; to win- or lose- it all."

Montrose Toast


 
   
Made in de
Longtime Dakkanaut






Great work on the bone throne! Hedonism bot approves that miniature
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Excellent choice of model for the painting challenge. The Necromancers "girlfriend" is a spitting image of one of the Dark Eldar slaves from the Dais of Destruction. Wonder if a GW sculptor has this model in their cupboard?

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
Made in jp
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Crossposted from the
Here is my finished Throne of Bone, in all its gory, I mean glory:
Spoiler:









Final thoughts:
・This model was fiddly as heck to assemble. You can see that the platform sits unevenly on the frame. It probably needed a little putty work to even it out, but then I wouldn't have been able to reach all the little details.
・The "canopy" on top is just resting on the model, rather than being glued down. I'm still not sure which way it's supposed to point.
・Being lead, and having been stored quite ungently for many years, there are lots of broken parts-- missing skulls, arms, and whole torsos here and there. I ended up adding a few skeletons to the back of the model to cover some of the gaps.
・The base it's on has the same frontage as a Kings of War regiment, so if/when I actually find a game, this model will see the tabletop.
・The model looks much better in person than in the zoomed-in images in the Dakka Gallery. Really.
・This thing ate up all my hobby time for the month, and I seriously considered counting each skeleton individually in my yearly count, but I'll add it to the large projects/terrain count instead.

Next up, it's back to the dwarfs-- I'm in the home stretch, with only a couple more Troops (half-regiments), with some random filler models after that. Will I really finish an army?

Now showing the finished Throne of Bone!


Painting Total as of 9/30/2020: 153 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
Made in au
Longtime Dakkanaut





Australia

Love the finished model, I can just imagine the Necromancer getting too hot and commanding his minions to shield him from the sun.

Top job and I hope you are happy it looks brilliant.

See My Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/521618.page#5517409
See the Fluff of my Crazy Army plan here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/537440.page

2000 Point Armies
[40k] Murdochs 5th Armoured Detachment, 34/87th Tullarium Armour; Taskforce of the Garrsak Clan Company; Grimskragas Razorfangs, Guiding Light of Yarn Le'ath; Hive Fleet Acidica; XII Ambush Cell, Loyalists of the Twin Primarchs;

[Warhammer] The Obsidian Knightly Order; The Wondrous Caravan of the Traveller and his Maneaters; Bronze Host of Ka-Sabar; Dragonriders of Caledor; Vain Quest for the Grail, 11th Crusade of Araby; The Throng of Kark Veng; 
   
 
Forum Index » Dakka P&M Blogs
Go to: