Skeleton Warriors - Amscan - 60mm - Jason & the Argonauts etc...
I saw some bags of very cheap Amscan Skeleton Figurines for sale on a party store website and thought they could be useful in a couple of ways for my hobby needs. Firstly as skeleton scenic pieces - maybe indicating the scene of old battles etc...(see my previous blog entry) and secondly as Jason & The Argonauts type warriors or LOTR Angmar undead etc...- see below.
The figures come in a yellowy very bendy plastic. So I used hot/cold water to get them into the positions I wanted. To paint I sprayed them matt white then dry brushed with Vallejo Game Color bleach bone and off white. They also got a dip in Army Painter strongtone quick shade before a final black ink wash.
My usual beasty brown / sand / wash / flock basing system was used before everything was matt spray varnished
There are 4 different poses per 16 figure pack but for these warriors I used just the one pose taken from 3 different packs to get my 12 swordsmen plus one conversion from a scythe wielding skeleton to a flagbearer.
I could have done a better job with the shields had I had more time and my eyesight been better than it now is. Figures are based on 40mm metal washers.
Here's some links to other parts of this site if you fancy a similar hobby project yourself.