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Wargames Factory skeletons complete

Completing this box almost doubled my count of painted miniatures for the year, but who’s judging? I finished these off with a basic sandy base, and some Little Big Men transfers on the shields. These were for a different line of miniatures, but I took a chance and these fit the shields. Let the undead Carthaginians walk!

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Overall this was a straightforward paint job, and I look forward to using them on my new tablescapes layout.

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The models were unusual in their assembly. The feet, minus the heels are part of the crosspiece. To attach the body to the feet you simply ‘click’ the heels into place. The first couple were awkward simply because I had never assembled a model this way before. After the first few it became quite quick and simply to do, I used a pinch of glue as well to make sure it holds, and effectively assembled these from the ground up!

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These models have a great ‘Harryhausen’ vibe which I love. I was obliged to lighten my brushstrokes while painting. The models aren’t brittle but they will bend under a stiff brush stroke. I didn’t experience any breakages while assembling or painting.

skel202

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15 comments on “Wargames Factory skeletons complete

  1. Azazel
    September 20, 2015

    They look pretty good, but a bit hard to see on the box which is a rather busy background. I’d love to see some more shots against a neutral background!

    • davekay
      September 20, 2015

      Will do – the photo was a rush job I admit, as the table was halfway to being set for dinner (it sits under the best light in the house!).

    • davekay
      September 21, 2015

      new photos are up!

      • Azazel
        September 26, 2015

        New pics look a treat. They are some really nice skeletons – probably the best plastic on the market in my opinion, but I’m a bit concerned about spending the time to paint them as a unit like you have because they’re so very fragile, so I’ve only ever painted a couple of them to mix in with Foundry’s Greek Skeletons.

  2. Somet
    September 20, 2015

    They look great, I’d love to see more photos of them too. I’ve read elsewhere that they’re a bit fiddly to assemble and due to their thinness quite brittle, supposedly making them susceptible to damage. How have you found them?

    • davekay
      September 21, 2015

      Assembly was unusual but there were no breakages. I’ve added a write-up on this to the article

  3. Ann Wycoff
    September 21, 2015

    They look keen. I particularly like some of the designs on the shields. Did you free hand those?

    • davekay
      September 21, 2015

      No, they are transfers from a company called Little Big Men. I’ve added a link to the article.

      • Ann Wycoff
        September 25, 2015

        Ah, nice, thank you for the link.

  4. Fieldmechanik
    September 21, 2015

    They look great.

  5. daggerandbrush
    September 21, 2015

    I, too, would eb interested in all those questions raised by others. A neutral background picture would be good to show them off better. What I can see looks good. I really love the WGF skeletons, not only as miniatures but also for their conversion potential and possible uses as bones piles etc.

    Also a nice idea to make them undead Carthaginians. The linothorax is long gone, yet they still fight for Carthage’s glory.

    • davekay
      September 21, 2015

      I’ve added some new images. I have some spare bodies which I want to incorporate into the ‘well of skulls’ desert tabelscape tile.

  6. imperialrebelork
    September 21, 2015

    Hi Noob here, are wargame factory miniatures the same size as WH40K?
    Size and scale?

    The skeletons look awesome. Have you ever seen Jason and the Argonoughts? Or is it Jason and the Golden Fleece? Either way great movies and one of them features Skeleton warriors like these. Keep up the good work.

    Cheers

    • davekay
      September 21, 2015

      These are 28mm but would look small against a 40k model I am sure. Those movies are exactly the look I saw with these models, and that really attracted me to them.

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