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Decrepit Dakkanaut






North of Chicago, IL USA

At GenCon Indy, I picked up a box of the Undead Regiment from Mantic Games. It was 10 skeletons + 10 skeleton command squad for about $1.00 per figure. Overall, I'm very happy with these models. There was a variety of weapons and heads to use on the skeletons. There were also some long-spears, but that would have been difficult for my travel case (GW Army Case). They were very easy to clean, with minimal flashing. The plastic was a little softer than some of the GW plastics I've worked with, which made assembly easy.

I bought these for my D&D campaign, and should now be set for skeletons. To paint these, I put on a basecoat followed by Devlan Mud wash on the bones and Badab Black wash on the clothes, weapons, and armor.

All 20, + the skeleton dog and skeleton breaking out of the ground.



A couple of the commanders. I went with royal purple for the 2 weapon commander. The dwarf's head on the shield was a nice touch for the headless skeleton, I thought! The standard bearer and the helmed warrior are among the more dynamic of the figures.


The dog and the skeleton breaking out of the ground.



Here are a couple of the more humorous skeletons. One has an axe stuck in his skull. The other has a crow/raven eating either brain tissue or remaining skin from his head. Gross.


For scale purposes, from left to right: GW Warrior of Chaos, Mantic Skeleton, Reaper Miniatures Skeleton, Mantic Skeleton, GW Vampire Counts Skeleton Warrior, Mantic Skeleton, Space Marine, Mantic Skeleton, Reaper Miniature.



Additionally, I picked up 2 Mantic ghouls at another booth. They were part of a give away. I was pretty happy with these. They also had a couple of choices for arms. I went with the Freddy Kreuger claws on the lunging ghoul. I also put him on a short rock outcropping I made from corkboard. The faces on these two ghouls have a lot of character. I also included a picture with a couple of the Mantic skeletons for scale. I painted these a base coat, followed by a wash of GW's Ogren Flesh, then Badab Black. I then touched up the highlights with the original colors.





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nice. I think those skeletons could do wit a highlight though



 
   
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The more I see from these guys, the more I wish I had money to spend on GW that I could pointedly redirect towards buying Mantic stuff.

Especially impressive since skeleton minis from every range and company that I can think of have pretty much sucked, across the board. Only recently have I started to find models like these, instead of the piles of miniature cotton swabs and rejected Halloween candy (see Reaper Skeleton above or pretty much any Tomb King model GW has ever produced).

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North of Chicago, IL USA

Scrazza wrote:nice. I think those skeletons could do wit a highlight though


Thanks! I need to work on my photography as it doesn't do them complete justice. They are highlighted, but I'm washing that out.

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It's pretty good looking and you can see that the highlights are hidden by picture quality.

 
   
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Looking good. Really like the 2 funny skeletons. really adds in flavor to the models

 
   
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I purchased 90 of the skeletons and 40 of the ghouls at GenCon, and they all went together so well. I was able to get them all assembled and painted in about four days. I still need to base them, but they all look good beefing up my existing GW regiments.
   
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armbarred wrote:I purchased 90 of the skeletons and 40 of the ghouls at GenCon, and they all went together so well. I was able to get them all assembled and painted in about four days. I still need to base them, but they all look good beefing up my existing GW regiments.


4 days to paint 130? Wow, man.

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The amazing thing is that the cloth on your skeletons is errily simmilar to my own cloth recipe for skeletons...see here:


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