A quick and dirty post for today – another couple of trios of D&D models that took me forever to get prepped and then painted in a couple of quick sessions for each set over a couple days – mostly waiting for washes to dry. These first models are “Chultan Zombies”. What does “Chultan” mean, many of you might ask? Well, as a not-really-a-D&D-guy, I had to look that up myself as well.
It seems that the Chultan are a society of humans who have sub-Saharan features but dress in a more Northern African style – visually they appear to based somewhat on the Nubian Kush.
So… it then appears that the Chultan Zombies are simply Chultan individuals who have foiund themselves in the unfortunate situation of having become dead, and then… undead. Based on the name, I expected something a bit more Cthulhu-esque, but then that’s down to my ignorance of the wider D&D background. Anyway, so with that I wanted to give them pale dusty robes and make their base skin tone a bit darker, but then lighten it up to represent their new, somewhat drier and dustier situation.
The second trio of models are simply called ….Skeletons. They have some distinctive armour on them that might mean something to D&D fans. I just painted them (and the armoured tabards) as old, rusty metal.
Overall these were painted quickly with a lot of wash action,
The final model is called “Skeleton Key”. I don’t know what the hell it’s really supposed to be. My best guess is that it was a bad, cringey, nerdy joke from some D&D writer back in the day that’s survived and been codified over the years – much like the even more fuckstupid “Mon’Keigh” which I’ll never forgive Gav Thorpe for.
But anyway, it’s a Skeleton with a pony tail and a giant key-thing sticking out of the top of it’s head. So …yeah? So with these done, I”ve now got another 7 models done from The Tomb of Annihilation boxed set…