This week I painted the Bones Rust Monster from the Original 30 Bones Set. As way of preparing to paint this figure, I got out my old 70's era D&D Monster Manual to read a little about these monsters, to see if there was any kind of description as to coloring. Unfortunately, there was not, but I did learn that they were rather un-aggressive beasts who dwell in deep dark subterranean places, going about their business of finding metal to munch on. So, as I pondered what colors to paint my Rust Monster, the idea came in my mind of the pale pigment-less animals that you find in dark areas where the sun doesn't shine; and so I decided to give this look a try, as it would be something a little different.
I began as usual, by washing the figure in some dish-washing soap, and then gluing it to a black primed 1" fender washer. I then glued the washer to half a tongue depressor with a drop of white glue.
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I then gave a wash of GW "Devlan Mud" wash to the claws and mouth. When this had dried, I added some highlights with the original colors. I then painted the base with Americana "Mississippi Mud"
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