So, after a period of low painting mojo (aided and abetted by .hack on the PS4, Super Bowl etc), i knocked off another miniature that had been sat half-finished in the painting queue for six years or so:
Yup, it's a flameskull:
In the 4th Edition era of Dungeons and Dragons, at one point I considered painting up a miniature for every entry in the Monster Manual. So, for the Flameskull, I grabbed a spare skull from a GW Skeleton Warriors sprue, pinned it to a base, basecoated it green, and then carefully stored it away in a drawer for more than half a decade. I think it moved house like that at least twice.
So, finally freeing it from it's hellish limbo, I popped on some mystic symbols in lurid shades of green and called it done:
I mean, it took so long that in the interim Games Workshop actually released a kit containing flaming skulls, which probably would have worked better for representing a FLAMEskull...
He's so tiny, it's hard to get a decent picture. Here he is posed on a sewer tile:
And with a Heroquest wizard for scale:
Finished is finished, regardless of size though, which takes the Tally to:
5 vs 0 = +5