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!