Painted Graveyard Spirit

Here’s the Graveyard Spirit, a totem available to all Resurrectionist Masters in Malifaux. It pretty much does one thing only, which is to provide armour to friendly models in base contact. Notwithstanding the huge number of things in the game that totally ignore armour, this is quite good at making your crew last longer. Surprisingly, no-one ever seems to bother attacking the Graveyard Spirit directly. It works quite nicely as a totem for spirit Molly since she gives it Black Blood and conveniently won’t bleed all over it. In a pinch, you can therefore use the Graveyard Spirit as a sort of Black Blood bomb by moving it to an annoying position then hurting it yourself in order to damage nearby enemies.

I didn’t do anything clever with the painting. The ghost part is white with a faint green wash and the gravestone is just boring grey. An easy but effective paint job for a cheap model; I’m rather pleased with the result.

[Edit] WordPress also informed me that today is the 8th anniversary of my first post. Eight years is not a bad age for a blog about a niche part of a niche hobby, and I think that I’ve managed to post at least once per month on some hobby topic or another since then.

Next on the painting table: Druze Shock Team with combi rifle and DEP (but a different sculpt)

Categories: Malifaux, Painting and modelling | Tags: , | 7 Comments

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7 thoughts on “Painted Graveyard Spirit

  1. Congratulations on 8 years – and a great job on the ethereal look on this spirit!

    • Thank you. Here’s to another 8 years of sharing minority interest content!

      • I know the feeling! If only our blogs were filled with pithy inspirational quotes and homespun “wisdom”, we’d have literally thousands of followers…

  2. Wow, 8 years?! Did it just fly by?

    Nice work on that spirit!

    • Thanks. There were a few times where I had to force myself to get the brush out, but mostly it’s been pretty easy to manage at least one post per month. Of course, I don’t have the heroic output of some other bloggers šŸ˜‰

  3. Nice work!! You remember the colours you used? I like the greenish look

    • Thank you very much. I’m almost sure that the green is simply a white base coat, then a green wash and a touch up of the raised areas with a bit more white.

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