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With the most recent incarnation of Codex: Ultramarines on the shelves, I've decided to rebuild my Legion of the Damned Army. (Not terribly happy with their new rules, but that's an aside...)
I've begun paintstripping the models I made when I was 12 and we were playing off the WD article in 2nd ed, and I've decided that this time around, fire and bones iconography simply isn't enough. I'll be greenstuffing fire sculpt onto anything not just a standard model, and I want bones on literally everything. Lots of them. All I need are simple ones; greenstuffing on every bone would be incredibly time consuming and unnecessary. (It'll be done where appropriate, of course.)
So, my question for you all - which box has the most bones and skulls in it? I'm inclined to think it's the Skeleton Warrior box for Vampire Counts, but I wasn't 100% sure on that. Thus, the question.
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But instead of using it for shoulder icons you can just make a set for the flames/skull/bones you wish to do. I find that it works well and looks great if you take the trouble to make a decent mold. Also keep in mind that when you take the greenstuffed flame/skull/bones out of the mold you can gently bend it to cope with the curves of the power armor to create a seamless fit (this way it's also possible to apply the GS on any section of the power armor you want, ea. if you make a mold for the shoulderpad and end up using it for the lower leg section etc.)
Hope this is of any help to you.
Aye, I'd read over that tutorial, and was actually considering it for flames on the sides of the shoulders and legs instead of just painting them on. (Texture and volume always adds something to the models!) Only reason I hadn't thought about it for the bones was because of the volume and randomness of the designs I'm thinking of using for them. I'll give it some more thought though, thanks.
There was a WFB basing kit out there which included loads of bones and skulls. It is similar to the 40K basing kit but they won't make it anymore. However you could try ebay for it. One thing I have found with doing bones is that tombstones and other things can help out. The old skeleton warrior box had tombstones in it, they may still come with the tonmb kings set. The Zombie box also has some tombstones in it. These things are useful for adding that spooky feeling if you find you don't have quite enough skulls and bones or you simply want some variety.