Thursday, September 10, 2015

Stone Giant: Bones II Figure

  I also completed the Stone Giant this week from the Bones II Expansion Set 1, as part of my ongoing effort to tackle some of the bigger figures from this Kickstarter.  In thinking about what color to paint him, I decided I didn't want to do him just purely grey, but wanted to give him a little more pinkish flesh-like skin tone to help differentiate that he isn't a troll.
      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.  I then glued the figure to a 2" black-primed fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue.   The 2" washer was big enough to just hand hold, so I didn't glue it to a tongue depressor.
   
     I began by painting his skin, mixing equal part Crafters Acrylic "Storm Cloud Grey" and Folk Art "Milk Shake".  I then painted his fur garment with Folk Art "Dark Brown", and his armored skirt with Americana "Zinc", as I wanted it to look like it was made from slate.
     Next, I painted his pack of chisels with Americana "Buttermilk", as my plan was to make them look like they might be dragon teeth. I then painted his belt, straps, and large pouch with Americana "Asphaltum." His hammer handle I painted with Crafters Acrylic "Cinnamon Brown" and the ropes around the handle with Americana "Khaki Tan". His sack-like pouch I painted with Americana "Mississippi Mud". I painted his finger and toe nails with Folk Art "Porcelain White".
   I moved to his club next, painting the handle with Crafters Edition "Spice Brown", the stone "spikes" with GW "Shadow Grey", and the ropes with the "Khaki Tan". I then painted the small rock adornments on his belt; one with Crafters Acrylic "Forest Green", one with Americana "Wedgewood Blue", and the three in a row to the right of his chisel pack with alternating Black and Folk Art "Deep Tomato Red".  I then added little flecks of White and Black to his stone adornments to help them look more like rocks.
         I painted the padding under his wrist guard with Folk Art "Dapple Grey", and two of the bracelets on his right arm with "Black, and the other with the 'Deep Tomato Red" The rest of the guards, bands and bracelets I painted either Accent "Princely Pewter" or Ceramcoat "Bronze.  I also used the "Princely Pewter" to paint the head of his hammer, the chain that supports it, and all the buckles on his belt and straps.  I then painted the rocks on his base with Folk Art "Medium Grey", and used this color to add in a pair of nipples.
       When all the paint had time to dry, I gave the Giant a wash with GW "Badab Black" wash using a wet brush
    When the wash was dry,  I painted his eyes and then worked on the highlighting.  I highlighted is skin with a bit of the "Milkshake" mixed with Americana "Dove Grey".  I then used Americana "Sable Brown" to highlight his club handle and fur wrap, as well as his pouches and his hammer handle.  I used Americana "Salem Blue" to highlight his slate armor and his club's "spikes".   I highlighted his chisels with Crafters Acrylic "Light Antique White", and then plain "White".  While I had the "Light Antique White" out, I painted in his lower teeth.  His stone adornments I highlighted with their base colors.  I then highlighted the rocks he is standing on by drybrushing them with the "Storm Cloud Grey".   I worked on the metallics last, using Ceramcoat "Metallic Pewter" to highlight the parts I had painted with the "Princely Pewter", and  Cermacoat "14K Gold" to highlight those pieces I had painted with the "Bronze".   Lastly, I painted the rest of his base, that I hadn't painted like rocks,  with Ceramcoat "Walnut".
       After the figure had the afternoon to dry, I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish" in the evening.  The next morning I flocked the base, and later that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.
     I like how this fellow turned out.  I think his skin tone turned out just the right grey/flesh look I wanted.

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