This week I also completed two skeletons fro the Bones II “Shambling Dead” set. In the past I have always painted my skeletons by priming them black, and then drybrushing them with various shades of off-whites and white. This time, I wanted to try starting with a white undercoat, and then using a black wash to darken the recesses. I also wanted to try using a darker off-white in my drybrushing.
I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying them. I then glued one of the figure to a white-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue and the other to a black primed 1" fender washer. I then glued the washers to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue each.
I began by painted both skeletons entirely with White. When the White was dry, I gave both a wash with GW “Badab Black” wash.