Monday, October 1, 2018

Gremlins: Bones 3 figures

   This past weekend was our club's 2-day regional gaming con, BARRAGE; so knowing I'd be involved in a lot of work for that, I picked something really easy, and selected half the Gremlins set from the Bones 3 Stoneskull Expansion.  
    To me, these guys looked very similar to the Pathfinder Goblins, that I had painted back in 2014 to be Snow Goblins.  So I thought I'd paint these the same way, to be Snow Goblin kids; and mount 2 to a base, then mix them in with the regular Snow Goblin force.
      I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking them 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 glued the pair of figures to a white-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue, and then placed them in my painting grip.
  I began by giving the figure a wash with Reaper MSP "Blue Liner"; and when that was dry, I painted both of the figures with  Reaper MSP "Frosty Blue".  When that was dry, I gave the figures a wash with Iron Wind Metals "Medium Blue" Ink.
     When the ink was dry, I painted the under tunic on the one on the left below with Crafter's Acrylic "Ornage Spice, his over shirt with Duncan "Olive Green", and his collar with Folk Art "Porcelain White".  The one on the right I painted with Reaper MSP "Olive Skin" for the under tunic, Americana "Light Cinnamon" for the backpack, and Apple Barrel "Apple Maple Syrup" for the collar.
     I then painted the teeth and the string on the left ones back with Americana "Light Antique White", the knife handles with Americana "Mississippi Mud", and the blades with Americana "Zinc".  Around the back, I painted the pouch on  the lefthand one with the Light Cinnamon".   Then, when everything was dry, I gave the clothes and wepaons a wash with Citadel "Agrax Earthshade"wash.   I was as careful as I could be not to let it run onto the blue skin, except I applied small amounts to the eye sockets and mouth.
    After the wash had had time to dry, I went back and added highlights.  I began by highlighting the skin with the original "Frosty Blue".  This allowed me to cover any mistakes where wash, or the drybrushed white had gotten onto the blue. Next, I added eyes with the "Antique White", and then added black pupils. I also used  Crafter's Acrylic "Light Antique White to highlight the teeth and the rope on the back.  Next, I painted the eyepatch with Ceramcoat "Black". 
     Up next, I highlighted the collar on the left one with the base "Maple Sugar Tan", and the backpack, as well as the pouch on the righthand one, with  Americana "Sable Brown".   I then highlighted the collar on the right one with Folk Art "Barn Wood", the shirt with Americana "Jade Green" and the under-tunic with Crafter's Acrylic "Pure Pumpkin".   I highlighted the knife handles with the base "Mississippi Mud", and then painted the blades with with Folk Art Metallics "Gunmetal Grey", and then highlighted them with Ceramcoat "Metallic Silver"
    Lastly, I painted the base with Ceramcoat "Snow White".
     I let them sit overnight, and the next morning I gave them a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish.   Later that afternoon I flocked their bases, using Woodland Scenics snow flocking.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed them with Testor's Dullcote".

Ma and Pa take the kids out for a little raiding trip!
     I'm happy with these little guys, and, as hoped, they proved to be an easy job to get painted up.


  1. Great work. Snow goblins have a 'Bring your Kids to Raid' policy.

    1. Thanks, misterc! Lol...that fits nicely with "Casual Raid Fridays". :-D

  2. Aren't they the cutest! I really like the blue skin for them.

    1. Thanks, XE! I like blue skin on a lot of things. It's great to convey "Cold -based creatures, and is also good for alien races in sci-fi.

  3. Fun little figures! And the players can decide if they feel bad about killing them or not.