Monday, November 26, 2018

Ship Hand: Bones 3 Figure

  This past week I picked another easy one to paint.  With it being the Thanksgiving weekend, I was traveling; and I still have a number of other painting projects I'm trying to finish up before the holiday stuff gets really crazy.   So, following on the heels of the Ship Captain last week, I did the Ship Hand, from the Bones 3 "Mythos Expansion: Part 3" this week.  I didn't buy this expansion, but picked up this figure through a trade.
     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 Americana "Shading Flesh", and then painted his jacket with Crafter's Acrylic "Navy Blue", and his pants with Americana "Neutral Grey".
     Next, I painted his hair with Crafter's Acrylic "Cinnamon Brown", and his hat with Ceramcoat "Opaque Red".  I then painted his neckerchief with Apple Barrel "Apple Scotch Blue", his belaying pin with Americana "Light Cinnamon", and his shoes with Ceramcoat "Black".
    When everything was dry, I gave his face, hands, and hat a wash with Citadel  "Reikland Fleshshade" wash; and when that was dry, I gave the rest of him a wash with Citadel "Nuln Oil " wash.    I then painted his eyes, and highlighted his face and hands with the base "Shading Flesh", and some Crafter's Acrylic "Flesh".  After that, I highlighted his hat with Crafter's Acrylic "Orange Spice", and his hair with Americana "Sable Brown".
     I then highlighted his pants with Crafter's Acrylic "Storm Cloud Grey", and his jacket with Ceramcoat "Denim Blue".  Next, I highlighted his neckerchief with crafter's Acrylic "Cool Blue", the belaying pin with Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige", and his shoes with Americana "Zinc".
      Lastly, I painted the figure's integral base with Americana "Bittersweet Chocolate".
     I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the base.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor's Dullcote".

     I'm happy with this one too.  Like last week's Captain, he's nothing exciting; but will certainly work just fine on the tabletop.

2 comments:

  1. I like the paint job, but the pose is a bit odd. It seems like he is supposed to be slightly threatening with the belaying pin, but the very flat pose does not convey that well.

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    1. Thanks! I agree about the pose. I'm not really a fan of this figure or last week's Captain. Both seem awkward, and not quite natural in their stance.

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