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Skeleton Mage from Midlam Miniatures

Skeleton Mage or Magic User From Midlam Miniatures

Skeleton Mage or Magic User From Midlam Miniatures

I was inspired by Matt’s video on the Undead in 5e D&D and so decided that my skeletons wouldn’t be limited to the remains of fighters, but would include other classes too – of course, in our game, this Skelton didn’t retain its powers in death, but used the staff as a basic weapon.

The miniature was painted with Coat D’arms paints, and I chose purple to make him vaguely reminiscent of Skeletor from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. It was varnished with a 15-year-old tin of Citadel Purity Seal that miraculously only smelt as terrible as it did when it was new.

I started with a white undercoat, and used progressive layering of brown/black ink mix, dry brushing up a progressive bone/white mix, picking out highlights and detail in almost pure white at the end.

Skeletons were some of my first ever miniatures that my dad taught me to paint (Battletech was the first, and then Rogue Trader Space Marines) probably around the age of 4, maybe earlier. I had the old Wargammer Fantasy Battle plastic box, I think it contained 20 plastics with shields, swords, spears and axes, but didn’t include armour, so this along with the other Midlam skeletons I painted brought back a lot of memories.

You can get the Skeleton Sorceror here:  http://www.midlamminiatures.co.uk/skeletons/C1036D.html

 

Back of skeleton sorceror, mage or wizard by Midlam Miniatures

Back of skeleton sorceror, mage or wizard by Midlam Miniatures

 

Side of Midlam Miniatures skeleton sorceror

Side of Midlam Miniatures skeleton sorceror

 

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