Monday, March 30, 2020

Townsfolk Waitress: Bones 4 Figure

     This past week I selected the Waitress from the Bones 4 Core Set Townsfolk group to work on .
     I prepped the figure in the usual way, soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it.  I then glued the figure to a brown-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.
     I began by painting her head and hands with Reaper MSP "Rosy Skin".  I then painted her dress with Pathfinder MSP "Urgathoa Red", and her apron with Americana "Grey Sky".
     Next, I painted her hair with Americana "Snow White" (Because I wanted to try using Citadel Contrast paint on it), and I did her corset with Accent "Midnight Blue".  After that, I painted her tray with Americana "Light Cinnamon", and then painted most of the items on the tray with Americana "Neutral Grey".  I pained the wooden spoon and knife handle with Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige", and the food stuffs a variety of browns and greens. 
      Then, when everything had had a chance to dry, I gave her skin a coat of Citadel "Reikland Fleshshade" wash, and her apron, and the items on the tray, a coat of Citadel "Nuln Oil" wash.    After that, I applied some Citadel Contrast "Wyldwood" to her hair.
      Next, when everything had dried, I painted her eyes and eyebrows, and highlighted her skin with Reaper MSP "Rosy Highlight", and then some of the "Rosy Highlight" mixed with a little of the "Snow White".     I then highlighted her hair with Americana "Mississippi Mud", and a little Americana "Fawn".   after that, I highlighted her dress with the "Urgathoa Red" mixed with some Crafter's Acrylic "Orange Spice".
     I then highlighted her apron with the "Snow White", and her corset with some Folk Art "Cloudy Day".  I followed this with highlighting the tray with the "Territorial Beige", and then painted the cup and dishes with Accent "Princely Pewter". I highlighted the spoon and knife handle with a little Americana "Khaki Tan''.  Lastly, I painted her base and the washer with the "Territorial Beige".
      I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote".

   I'm generally pleased with how this one came out.  It was a nice simple figure to work on.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Runehorn Hut: Bones 4 Lost Valley Figure

   Yay, I'm back!  Over the past month, as I was furiously slapping paint on a couple hundred Wars of Ozz figures, I also started to work on the Bones 4 "Runehorn Hut" from the Lost Valley expansion. Unfortunately, since I was working on it in a haphazard, pick it up now and then, kind of way; I didn't do a good job of recording what specific colors I used for the whole thing.
     I prepped the hut in the usual way, soaking it and the little bowls that come as a separate piece, in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving the pieces a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it.  I then glued the bowls in place with Gorilla Superglue gel, and then glued the figure to the top of a large pill bottle with a couple drops of Elmers white glue.
      I began by applying some Citadel Contrast "Snakebite Leather" to a couple of the skin sections.  I realized at that point I should probably lay down a white undercoat, so I went back and painted the rest of the model with Americana "Snow White".
      I then applied several more shades of Citadel Contrast, including "Creed Camo", "Wyldwood", and "Basilicanum Grey".
      I did the fur with stripes on the top with Citadel Contrast "Aggaros Dunes" and then Citadel Contrast "Black Templar".  I was running out of Contrast colors that I owned at this point, so started doing the rest of the hides and furs with regular paint, such as the Americana "Neutral Grey" that's visible on the corner of the hut.
      I then did the tusks and bones using Citadel Contrast "Skeleton Horde".  It came out a little darker than I liked so I drybrushed it with a little Americana "Bleached Bone". I also thought the fur roof was a little too flat, so I carefully drybrushed the "Aggaros Dune" with some Americana "Antique White", and the "Templar Black" with some of the "Neutral Grey". After that, I used regular paint to paint the three bowls on the side, and some Americana "Mississippi Mud" to paint the lashings.
      Next, I painted the contents of the bowls, then went over the bowls, and lashings and the borders between some of the skins and the tusks, with Citadel "Agrax Earthsahde" wash.
 Here's another view.
     I then highlighted the lashings with some Americana "Fawn", and after that, I painted the base with Folk Art "Teddy Bear Brown".  Lastly, I did some highlights on the base with some Americana "Khaki Tan".
         I let the hut dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I applied some tufts around the hut.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor's "Dullcote".


  While I was never totally satisfied with the hut as I was working on it, I think it came out looking okay in the end.   It was little cold and damp when I applied the Dullcote, so the figure still has a bit of sheen.  I'll have to go back and Dulcote it again when the weather improves.

Monday, March 2, 2020

No New Bones Again This Week

    Just a note to let readers know, that once again my painting time was taken up with getting Ozz figures ready for Cold Wars.  That's pretty much going to be the drill until after the con, so I will not by posting again until March 23, when I will be back to regular posting with new Bones.  My apologies for the break in regular posts.
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Monday, February 24, 2020

No Figure Today. :(

     Just wanted to let my readers know that I didn't get a Bones figure completed for this week.  I was busy painting figures for demo games we're going to be doing at the upcoming Cold Wars convention of a new rules set and figure line that Old Glory/Blue Moon is going to be releasing soon called "Wars of Ozz".  Here's some shots of the Wizard Zoraster, some of the Munchkin figures I've been working on, and one from a playtest we did Friday.



Monday, February 17, 2020

Hungering Dead: Bones 4 Figures

   I'm still knee deep in painting stuff for next month's Cold Wars convention, so once again I didn't have a lot of time for painting Bones.  Therefore, I selected the simple  Hungering Dead group from the Bones 4 Core Set to work on.
     I prepped the figures in the usual way, soaking the parts 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 assembled the figures with Gorilla Superglue gel.  Somewhere along the way, I lost one of the heads (it may have gone down the drain while cleaning), so I replaced it with a suitably ghoulish plastic head from the Frostgrave "Cultists" set.  After assembly, I glued them to 1" black-primed fender washers with Aleene's Tacky glue.  I then glued the washers onto a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer's white glue.
    My plan for these guys was to try a real pale living-under-a-rock maggoty kind of color.   So, to begin with, I painted them a mix of Crafter's Acrylic "Light Antique White" and Folk Art "Almond Parfait" (a pale take with hits of pink and yellow).
     When dry, I experimented with giving them a coat of Citadel Contrast "Apothecary White".
     When dry, I drybrushed them with some Americana "Snow White".  I wasn't happy with that as they were looking too plain grey, and so when over them a little with Citadel Dry "Hellion Green" to add some color back in. I then filled their mouths with some Citadel "Reikland Fleshshade" wash, and when it was dry, picked out their teeth with the "Snow White".  Next, I painted their eyes using Crafter's Acrylic "Daffodil Yellow" for the "whites".   
      Next, I painted their loin cloths using, left to right, Citadel Contrast "Wyldwood", Citadel Contrast "Creed Camo", and Citadel Contrast "Space Wolves Grey".  I then did the hair on the righthand one with Citadel Contrast "Black Templar".
     I then painted the skull the center one is holding using Citadel Contrast "Skeleton Horde", and the stones and gravestone on the bases with Citadel Contrast "Basilicanum Grey". Next, I went back and drybrushed the skull with some Americana "Bleached Sand".  After that, I bumped up the highlighting on the first two loin cloths, using Folk Art "Teddy Bear Brown" on the left figure, and Americana "Jade Green"  on the center figure.   Lastly, I painted the bases with Americana "Mississippi Mud".
     I let all the figures dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the bases.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed them with Testor's "Dullcote".  

   Well, I'm generally pleased with how the coloration turned out, and I think in general they look pretty good for fast paint jobs.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Townsfolk Monk: Bones 4 Figure

     This past week I kicked my painting for next month's Cold Wars convention into high gear.   So, I didn't have a lot of time for painting Bones.  Therefore, I selected the Monk from the Bones 4 Core Set Townsfolk group to work on since it's a simple figure.
     I prepped the figure in the usual way, soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it.  I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.
     I began by painting his face and hands with Reaper MSP "Rosy Skin".  I then painted his cassock with Americana "Light Cinnamon", and his sleeves and collar with Americana "Fawn".
     Next, I painted his cape with Americana "Neutral Grey", and his shoes with Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige". After that, I painted his hair with Americana "Asphaltum", and the rope belt with Folk Art "Barn Wood".
    I let the figure dry for a while, and then I gave his face and hands a coat of Citadel "Reikland Fleshshade" wash.   When that was dry, I gave his cassock, sleeves, collar, belt, and shoes all a coat of Citadel "Agrax Earthsahde" wash.  I let that dry, and then went over his cape with Citadel "Nuln Oil" wash.
     When all the washes were dry, I painted his eyes and then highlighted his face and hands with Rraper MSP "Rosy Highlight".  After that, I highlighted his hair with first, Accent Mustard Seed", and then a little Folk Art "Butter Pecan".  I then highlighted his cassock with the base "Light Cinnamon", and then some of the "Light Cinnamon" mixed with a little of the "Fawn".
     Next, I highlighted the collar and sleeves with the base "Fawn", and then a little of the "Fawn" with some Americana "Bleached Sand" mixed in.  Then, I highlighted the cape with the base "Neutral Grey", and a little of the "Neutral Grey" with some Americana "Grey Sky" mixed in.  After that, I highlighted his shoes with the Americana "Khaki Tan".  Lastly, I painted the entire base with Americana "Mississippi Mud".
      I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. I then used some white glue to glue some fine sand to the base.  When the sand was dry, I painted it with a coat of Americana "Raw Umber". When this was dry, I drybrushed the sand with the "Territorial Beige", and then with some of the "Butter Pecan"; lastly I drybrushed it with a little of the "Bleached Sand".
      Another overnight dry, and I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote".

    I'm pretty happy with this one.   A simple figure, but a lot of character, and fun to paint.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Spirit Beast: Bones 4 Dreadmere Figure

     This past week I painted a pair of the Spirit Beasts from the Bones 4 Dreadmere Expansion.  There was something about this figure that made me think of the Patronuses in the Harry Potter books and movies (And, yes, that is the proper plural; I looked it up!)  So, I decided to try for that glowing white/blue appearance that is the key feature of their appearance.
         I prepped the figures in the usual way, soaking the parts 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 assembled the figures with Gorilla Superglue gel.   After that, I glued them to 1.25" black-primed fender washers with Aleene's Tacky glue.  I then glued the washers onto a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer's white glue.
   I was going to try these with my new Citadel Contrast Paint, as I thought that would be ideal to give them their blue shadows.  So, I began by prepping them by painting them entirely with Americana "Snow White".
     I then made a mix of some of the Citadel Contrast "Tallasar Blue", and some of the blue-tinged Citadel Contrast "Space Wolves Grey". I thinned this mix with a couple drops of water, and then applied it to the entire figures
     When the Contrast coat was dry, I drybrushed the figures with some of the "Snow White", and then went back and painted further highlights directly with a brush using the "Snow White".
Next, I painted the rocks they are standing on with Americana "Charcoal"; and when dry, gave them a light drybrushing with some Crafter's Acrylic "Storm Cloud Grey".  After that, I drybrushed them with some Crafter's Acrylic "Cool Blue", and then added a few "Snow White" highlights.  Lastly, I painted the bases with Americana "Mississippi Mud".
     I let all the figures dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the bases.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed them with Testor's "Dullcote".  


    The shot below, using the camera's flash, helps improve the "glowing" effect I think. :)
    Not too bad, but not quite as glowy as I would like.  Still I think it gets the idea of "Spirit Beast" across well enough.