Thursday, June 20, 2019

Carnivorous Pudding and Acidic Ooze: Bones 4 "Darkreach" Translucent Figures

     This past week I also painted the Carnivorous Pudding and Acidic Ooze translucent figures from the  Bones 4 Darkreach Expansion Set. 
       I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added and then rinsing and drying.   I then superglued the Carnivorous Pudding to an unprimed 1.5"x1.5" steel base, and attached the Acidic Ooze to a 1" fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue.

     To begin with, I painted the entire Pudding with Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish.  When it was dry, I then gave the figure a coat with thin Vallejo Game Color "Black" Ink.  When the ink was dry, I drybrushed the figure with, first, Folk Art Color Shift "Black Flash", and then, Folk Art Color Shift "Purple Flash".   
     I was starting to find it awkward to paint the pudding just holding it in my hand, so at this point I glued it to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer's glue.   When dry,  I painted the skeleton parts with Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige", the shield with Americana "True Blue", and the sword with Americana Zinc.    I then painted the sword grip with Accent "Rea Umber", and then drybrushed the skeleton parts with Americana "Antique White".
     Then, to try and give a corroded look, I painted the parts of the shield and sword that were touching the Pudding with Reaper MSP "Aged Pewter",  followed by Reaper MSP "Scorched Metal".   After these, I hit it with some spots of Accent "Golden Oxide".  After that, I gave the skeleton parts, shield and sword all a coat of Citadel "Nuln Oil" wash.     When the wash was dry, I highlighted the skeleton parts with some Americana "Bleached Sand".

     I then glued the Acidic Ooze to a tongue depressor as well, with a couple drops of the Elmer's glue.
    For this figure, like the Pudding, I painted the entire thing with the "DuraClear Matte" varnish.  When it was dry, I then gave it a coat with thin "Black" Ink.  When the ink was dry, I simply drybrushed it with some Crafter's Acrylic "Storm Cloud Grey".  To finish up, I painted the base with Americana "Neutral Grey".

      I let the two figures dry overnight and the next day I gave them another coat of the "DuraClear Matte" varnish.    I decided not to spray varnish these as I have had some issues in the past with the translucent figures getting a little tacky after a while; so I'm just going to go with the brush on matte varnish. 

     I'm really happy with how these two came out.  And like the Darkreach crystals I did last week, I think the Color Shift paint really gives the translucents an interesting sheen.


  1. From where I am sitting, these forms could also be used for water
    sentients inhabiting various lakes, creeks, rivers, seas, etc.

    Nice job bringing them to life with the paints.

    1. Thanks, Jay!
      Yes, they would make good water sentients, though it would have to be rather murky water given their natural dark grey color. I have to join with those that wish Reaper made all their translucents in clear plastic so we painters could color them anyway we wanted. These would look great in blues and greens...

  2. Nice!

    I checked out the color shift paint at Michaels a week or so ago, but they only had yellow and black on hand. I will have to check again next time I am there.

    1. Thanks, Lasgunpacker!

      Did you get those colors? I love my Black Flash (used on the pudding above) but have yet to get the yellow myself. I'm trying to build up my set of them little by little as need arises. They're a lot of fun to experiment with.

    2. No I did not buy them as I did not have an immediate use. Blue or red seem like colors that would be more useful for me to start with, and I do have a young dragon that I could paint...

  3. Nice, though they look a little metallic on the photographs. Not a bad thing, just not what I will do myself.

    I misread the title as 'carnivorous paladin'.

    1. Thanks! Yes, they do come across a little metallic in the photos. Someone on Facebook said it looked like the liquid metal in the Terminator movies. :) In person it just looks more oily than metallic.

      "Carnivorous Paladin" there's an image! :D