This past week I painted the Margara, Dwarf Shaman, figure from the Bones 3 Original Core Set. Instead of painting her as a magic user I decided to use her just as a plain old fighter, since I needed another Thug figures for my Dwarf-themed warband for Frostgrave.
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 white-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer's glue.
When everything had a while to dry, I went back and gave a wash with Citadel "Agrax Earthshade" wash using a wet brush to all the figure except the metal bits. When that had dried, I went back and gave a wash with Citadel "Nuln Oil" wash using a wet brush to all the metal bits.
I then painted her eyes, and teeth; and afterwards highlighted her skin using a mix of the original "Dwarf Flesh" and Crafter's Acrylic "Flesh".
I highlighted all the metal parts I had painted with the "Gunmetal Grey" using Ceramcoat "Metallic Silver", and the parts I had painted with the Princely Pewter using Ceramcoat "Metallic Pewter". I then highlighted the parts I had painted with the "Bronze" using Ceramcoat "14K Gold". Lastly, I painted the entire base with Black.
When the Black was dry, I used some white glue to glue a little sand to the base. When this was dry, I painted the sand Black. When the Black was dry, I drybrushed the bases with some of the Apple Barrel "Rock Grey", and then some Americana "Dove Grey".
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave him a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor's Dullcote".
Tune in on Thursday when I'll be posting a special article on the conversion work I've been doing on my Bones 3, Shipwreck Revenant figure.
Also, don't forget, tomorrow, August 1st, the Reaper Bones 4 Kickstarter launches! Be sure to register early, and pledge often!