This is a short post, mostly just to highlight my entry into Azazel’s December Community Painting Challenge: the Sepulchral Guard, representing some of the best undead miniatures that Games Workshop has released in years.
The December challenge involved selecting and painting a unit or model that “sparked joy” and made you really hunger to pick up your paintbrush and layer on a few coats. For me, the choice was easy. Almost exactly a year ago, the wife got me the Sepulchral Guard warband for Shadespire.
I absolutely love the models and have been relishing the prospect of painting them up, but to my eternal shame, it took me nearly a year to get down to business. I mean, I can can count on one hand the number of times my significant other has given me miniatures as a gift. So I really had no excuse for these guys.
I love the figures. They’re classic skeletons, unadorned with anything that might situate them in a particular milieu or setting. And the poses are absolutely dynamic without being overwrought or too detailed. It’s a real shame there are only 7 individual sculpts in this set … I could easily see myself painting dozens of figures in this style.
I tried out a bevy of painting and weathering techniques on these guys. Small warbands are a great excuse to flex your painting muscles and experiment with new styles and techniques.
So there you have it! I just took the one group photo, but maybe I’ll go back and do some individual photos. For now, here’s my entry into the December Community Painting Challenge!
Very nice job with these. Fully agree with your comments on the sculpts they are superb and I really need to get them at some point.