White Metal Skulls

These white metal skulls are supplied attached to a sprue... and it's best to leave them attached while you paint them as; they're very fiddly if you take them off. In fact if you do happen to break one off accidentally, I recommend that you glue it to a bit of wire or a cocktail stick, using a dot of superglue.

Of course when you do eventually remove the skulls from the sprue, there will be a little spot that's unpainted... but this is easily touched up.

White Metal Skulls

Okay, so, on with the actual painting:

Painted White Metal Skulls

The image above shows a set that I painted. Of course there's more than one way to so it but here's what I did:

  1. After scraping/filing away any mould lines I applied a wash of black ink; to get in all then nooks and crannies.

  2. Next I drybrushed the skulls with white acrylic paint.

  3. Finally I applied a wash of diluted flesh coloured ink.

Be sure to let them dry thoroughly at each stage and use good quality paint, made for figure painting (I particularly like the Vallejo Game Color paints).

When the skulls are removed from the sprue it's easy to touch up the mark this leaves with a little white paint and a bit more flesh wash.

Bend the sprue for easier accessThe image to the right illustrates an idea that I had later: bending the sprue into a circle (best done with long nose pliers so you don't snap any skulls off) to gives better access for cleanup and painting. Note however that they are supplied as shown in the first picture as that's how they are cast.

I usually have them listed on eBay but you can also buy them on this site. If you want more than are shown in stock, please contact me.

Price: £ Stock: 3 in stock

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