What would be a beautiful selection of monstrous denizens, if there wouldn’t be a dungeon they can dwell in? Exactly! Thus I started to scratch build a dungeon interior and started painting up some Warlord skeletons to populate it. They are a fragile bunch, but I really like the proportions.
The skeletal mage is a simple kit-bash. His staff is from the Warlord Orc box, I just mounted a skull on one of the spear shafts.
Fun fact: The guys coming out of the ground are Skeletons, that arrived broken. I got replacements for them with no trouble at all, but I couldn’t face throwing away the broken ones.
Basing the skellies
No better way to depict fresh grave soil, using some fresh grave soil! Well, actually soil from the garden, you get the idea. Just get a shovel, sieve it and use only the fine dust. I mix the dust with kitchen herbs, some bigger stones, small roots, dry pigments and acrylic matte medium. This paste holds its shape and can be easily manipulated when wet. When dry, the mix is rock hard and can be dry-brushed, washed or more pigment can be added to highlight it.