Sunday, 27 September 2015

Skeleton Kettle Drummer.

Another bizarre miniature from the talented hands of Andrew Chernak. I've had this since the mid eighties but it was long overdue a new paint job, having previously been painted rather garishly with Pelikan Plaka.

I thought this was it for Grenadier Skeletons but I have found a few more lurking at the backs of various drawers.

The two with horned helmets came with the War Rhino Captive Carrier ( which will also get a freshen up at some point), the standard bearer came in the same blister pack as the kettle drummer above & the bolt thrower should have a loader figure with it which I have based up singly as part of an earlier project.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Blog 100. Grenadier Miniatures Skeleton Horseman.

I've been holding this final miniature from the Skeletons: Raiders of the Undead boxed set back for a rainy day & that day finally came on Sunday, courtesy of an increasingly rare day off work.

Rather a great miniature for my 100th post on this blog, featuring the eclectic equipment so characteristic of Andrew Chernak's skeletons. Interesting to note that this miniature consists of two castings, rider & steed. Compare this to the 4 or 5 parts required to assemble the skeletons in the Barrowmaze boxed set I tackled earlier in the year for not a lot of extra detail & a definite lack of robustness for gaming use.