North Star Military Figures Previous Page Next Page download pdf click here to order Skeletons Home Latest North Star Stargrave Frostgrave Oathmark Crusader Artizan Great War Shieldwolf North Star Magazine home page North Star Military Figures OATHMARK: BATTLES OF A LOST AGE. Fantasy Mass Battle Game from Osprey Games. Miniatures by North Star and Osprey. HOW TO PAINT OATHMARK SKELETONS FROM SCRATCH HOW TO PAINT OATHMARK SKELETONS FROM SCRATCH
Bones. 3. plus more Skeleton Bone.
Bones. 3. plus more Skeleton Bone.
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Bones. 4. pure Skeleton Bone.
Bones. 4. pure Skeleton Bone.
Bones. 5. Skeleton Bone plus Matt White.
Bones. 5. Skeleton Bone plus Matt White.
Bones. 2. Brown Leather plus Skeleton Bone.
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Metal. 1. Rough Iron.
Metal. 1. Rough Iron.
Metal. 2. plus Weapon Bronze.
Metal. 2. plus Weapon Bronze.
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Metal. 3. plus more Weapon Bronze.
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Distress. 3. Bright Gold highlight on the metal, Skeleton Bone  plus more Matt White highlight on the bone. 
Remnants of Clothing. 1. Oak Brown plus Matt Black.
Finished Remnants of Clothing.
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Straps.
Straps.
Some damage to the straps.
Back of Shield.
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Basing. 1. the base is already black (undercoat). 
Basing. 2. The design in Uniform Grey and Matt Black.
Basing. 3. The rest of the design painted in.
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Basing. 4. plus Uniform Grey.
Basing. 5. pure Uniform Grey.
Basing. 6. Uniform Grey plus Matt White.
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Basing. 8. plus more Matt White.
Basing. 9. finally plus yet more Matt White.
How to Paint Oathmark Skeletons from Scratch
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Bones. 5. Skeleton Bone plus Matt White.
HOW TO PAINT OATHMARK SKELETONS FROM SCRATCH
Bones. 5. Skeleton Bone plus Matt White.
Metal. 5. plus Bright Gold.
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Finished Painting Almost.
Finished Painting Almost.
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Finished Painting Almost.
Finished Painting Almost.
Basing. 7. plus Matt White.
4. Skeleton Distressed Bronze Armour
Undercoated In Humbrol enamel matt black. Bones 1. Brown Leather. 2. Brown Leather plus Skeleton Bone. 3. plus more Skeleton Bone. 4. pure Skeleton Bone. 5. Skeleton Bone plus Matt White.
Bones. 1. Brown Leather.
HOW TO PAINT OATHMARK SKELETONS FROM SCRATCH
Metal 1. Rough Iron.  2. Rough Iron plus Weapon Bronze.
Distress 1. Dark Stone cut marks. 2. Bright Gold highlight on the metal.  3. Skeleton Bone plus more Matt White highlight on  the bone. 
Metal. 4. plus Greedy Gold.
Metal. 5. plus Bright Gold.
3. plus more Weapon Bronze. 4. plus Greedy Gold. 5. plus Bright Gold.  
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Distress. 1. Cut marks in Dark Stone.
Distress. 1. Cut marks in Dark Stone.
Distress. 3. Bright Gold highlight on the metal, Skeleton Bone  plus more Matt White highlight on the bone. 
Remnants of Clothing 1. Oak Brown plus Matt Black. 2. plus Matt White. 3. plus Matt White. 4. plus more Matt White. 5. plus yet more Matt White.
Straps 1. Fur Brown plus Oak Brown.  2. plus Fur Brown. 3. pure Fur Brown. 4. plus Matt White. 5. plus Matt White, edges only. 6. I couldn’t resist adding some more damage!  
Back of Shield 1. Dirt Splatter. 2. plus Desert Yellow. 3. plus more Desert Yellow, plus Matt White. Finished Painting Almost And that’s his painting almost completed.
Basing No added base for this chap, as I had decided to paint  him for Frostgrave, and that meant I would have to finish  his base to match most of the rest of the many, many  Frostgrave miniatures I have painted over the years. For  these I normally paint the actual base of the miniature  rather than adding an extra base, and the bases have a  fake stone paving trompe l’oeil effect. As follows.   1. the base is already black (undercoat).   2. Uniform Grey mixed with Matt Black, I start to  work out the design. 3. Uniform Grey mixed with Matt Black. The rest of  the design painted in.  4. plus Uniform Grey. The next layer is painted up to  
the left and top edges of the fake stones, leaving a tiny  gap on the right showing the last layer. 5. pure Uniform Grey. Again this layer is painted  right up to the left and top edges leaving both underneath  layers showing a tiny bit. 6. Uniform Grey plus Matt White. Trying to make a  more stone like pattern and only highlighting about half  across each of the stones.  7. plus Matt White. Highlight the design always on  the left and top of the pattern and also around all of the  edge of the base itself.   8. plus more Matt White. Highlight following the  pattern of the stones and also the edge of the base.   9. finally plus yet more Matt White. Highlight just the  very edges of the base.  
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Finished Painting.
Gloss Varnish.
Finished Painting When I write it out, it does seem a long process, but it  doesn’t take as long as it looks and is very satisfying and  you can shortcut the steps and still achieve a good effect.  And that’s him painted.
Gloss Varnish The model was then given a coat of polyurethane gloss  Humbrol varnish and set aside for 24 hours to dry  completely. Be careful not to let the varnish pool,  especially on the feet. You don't need a very thick coat of  varnish.  
Matt Varnish Then they were given two coats of Anti-Shine Matt  Varnish. Be even more careful when painting on the matt  varnish. 
Finished And that’s him done and ready for action. 
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Matt Varnish.
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Finished Skeleton in Distressed Bronze Armour
Conclusion I Hope this gives you some new things to try when you  decide how to paint your skeletons for Oathmark (or for  Frostgrave). 
HOW TO PAINT OATHMARK SKELETONS FROM SCRATCH.