Monday, September 23, 2019

Stone Giant Guard: Bones 4 Lost Valley Figure

     This past week I painted the Stone Giant Guard from the Bones 4 Lost Valley Expansion.  I had painted a Stone Giant before when I did the one that came with Bones 2 Expansion Set 1, and since I liked how that one had turned out,  I figured I'd just copy how I had done that one to some extent.
       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.   Then, after trimming the figure's integral base a little, I glued the figure to a black-primed 2" fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue, and then used some blue-tac to stick it to the top of a pill bottle.
      I began by painting his skin, mixing equal part Crafters Acrylic "Storm Cloud Grey" and Folk Art "Milkshake".  I then painted his fur loin cloth with Americana "Charcoal Grey" and his apron with Apple Barrel "Burnt Sienna"  I then painted his club with Americana "Light Cinnamon".
     Next, I painted his belts and straps with Citadel "Snakebite Leather", and the wraps around his club with Accent "Real Umber".   After that, I painted the buckles, chisels, and other metal bits with Americana "Zinc", and I painted the cord around his neck with Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige".
     I then painted the rectangles on his apron with Americana "Charcoal", and the ones hanging at his belt with Citadel "The Fang".  I also used "The Fang" to paint the knobs on the club, and I painted the crystals on his necklace with Americana "Margarita". After that, I worked on the rock he was holding, as well as the rocks on the base, painting them with Americana "Neutral Grey" and then splotching it with some Folk Art "Dapple Grey", and some of the "Charcoal".  I let everything dry for a while and then gave the entire figure a coat of Citadel "Nuln Oil" wash.
     When the wash was dry, I painted the eyes, and then highlighted the skin with some of the "Milkshake" mixed with the lighter Duncan "Slate Grey". I then highlighted the apron with some Americana "Shading Flesh", and the rectangles at the bottom of the apron with the "Zinc", and those at the top of the apron with Ceramcoat "Denim", and a little Folk Art "Cloudy Day".
     Next, I highlighted his belts and straps with Ceramcoat "Maple Sugar Tan", and the wraps on the club with Nicole's Brown.  I then highlighted the club with Americana "Sable Brown", and the stones in the club with Folk Art "Cloudy Day".  After that,  I drybrushed the throwing rock and the stones in the ground, with some Americana "Dove Grey".  I then painted the hammer head, buckles, and studs in the apron with Folk Art Metallics "Gunmetal Grey", and lastly, I painted the base around the rocks with "Americana "Mississippi Mud".
      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 around the stones.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor's "Dullcote".   When the "Dullcote" was dry, I went back and painted the crytal necklace with Tamiya "Clear Green".

     I'm really pleased with how this big guy turned out.  I'm looking forward to tackling the Stone Giant Champion now.
A quick added photo to show the new Stone Giant's size in relation to the old Bones 2 Stone Giant and Sir Forscale.


  1. That figure has a great pose, where he is clearly interacting with something on the ground. The skin color turned out really well, how did you decide (originally) to go with that color?

    1. Yes, I really like the pose too. Clearly dealing with a pesky adventurer!

      Glad you like the skin color. I wanted to do a grey color, but give it a little warmth so it didn't just look like rock, but also flesh. I felt the Milkshake was the perfect light beige color with a hint of pink in it to give me that effect when added to the mid-tone Storm Cloud Grey.

  2. Looks really cool! I esspecially like the grey skin colour you achived.
    How big is the giant in comparison with usual adventurers? Maybe you could make a family photo (threatening a plucky fighter) once you finished the champion as well?

    1. Thanks, XE! Glad you like the skin color too!

      I've added a photo of the Giant with Sir Forscale, and I threw in the Bones 2 Stone Giant as well to show how Reaper has enlarged their Stone Giants.