Monday, January 7, 2019

Wraith: Bones 3 Figure

   Happy 2019, everybody!   This past week I painted the Wraith figure from the Bones 3 Core Set.  I had selected this figure a couple weeks ago,  with some kind of idea in my head to paint it as Father Time, in order to post for New Year's Eve. But I simply didn't have time to work on it.  It's just as well, I think, since in retrospect it's not a very good Father Time figure.
       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 the figure, including it's integral base,  with Ceramcoat "Black", and when that was dry, I went over the figure with Reaper MSP "Coal Black".  When that was dry, I drybrushed the figure with Citadel "The Fang"
     I then fully painted the scythe handle with the "Black", and then, when dry, drybrushed it with Americana "Neutral Grey", followed by Folk Art "Barn Wood".  I then painted the blade with Americana "Asphaltum".
     Next, I splotched the blade with fist, Americana "Light Cinnamon", and then Americana "Terra Cotta".   I  painted the  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".
Oops!  I see in the photo where I missed a bit of Black deep in a fold.

     It was a very simple figure, perfect for a busy week.  And generally I am pleased with it. 

   And to think Bones 4 could be here in a month or so! I'm going to be very interested to try the new Bones Black figures.  And my backlog of Bones will grow exponentially!


  1. That rust effect really comes across as the real thing!

    1. Thanks, XE! Rust is one of my favorite things to paint because I seem to be able to get good results with just haphazardly smooshing paint around. :D