Monday, May 31, 2021

Rach Soldier: Bones 4 Chonoscope Figure

     This past week I painted the "Rach Soldier" from the Bones 4 Chronoscope Expansion.  I'm not very familiar with the particularities of the CAV factions, and just  plan to use this fellow as a random crewman in Stargrave, so did not attempt to follow any official color scheme that there may be for Rach soldiers.
     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 trimmed the figure's integral base a little, and glued the figure to a 1" brown-primed metal washer with some Aleene's Tacky glue.  I then placed the figure in my painting grip.        
     I began by painting the figure entirely with Ceramcoat "White", as I intended to use mainly Citadel Contrast paint on this guy.  When the "White" was dry, I painted most of his outfit with Citadel Contrast "Gor-grunta Fur".  I then painted his boots and collar, as well as his knee, elbow, and shoulder pads, with Citadel Contrast "Skeleton Horde". After that, I painted his head and hands with Citadel Contrast "Talassar Blue".
      Next, I painted the unit on his back with Americana Zinc, and the gun and belt with Americana "Black".  Then I painted his eyes and gave him red pupils using Reaper MSP "Holly Berry".   After that, I applied a coat of Citadel "Nuln Oil" wash to the unit on his back.        
     I meant to take a photo at this point, but forgot and continued painting without realizing it.  So my apologies for lack of step by step shots on this one.
     I then highlighted the unit on his back using Crafter's Acyrlic "Storm Cloud Grey", and then Americana "Grey Sky".  Next, I highlighted the belt with Ceramcoat "Denim Blue", and highlighted the gun with Crafter's Acrylic "Cool Blue".   There is a small circular area on one of the objects on his utility belt, and I painted that with Crafter's Acrylic "Wild Green", and then I painted his belt buckle with Folk Art Metallic "Gunmetal Grey".    Lastly, I painted the base with Americana "Neutral Grey".  
      I let the figure and base dry overnight and the next day I gave them both a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish.   Another overnight dry, and I sprayed the figure with Testor's "Dullcote". 

     I'm happy with how this fellow turned out.  It's not great as a display piece, (I feel the Contrast paint comes out a bit too splotchy), but certainly good for the quick game table figure.


  1. At a distance, the brown contrast paint splotches totally look like some kind of camouflage.

    1. Well, now that you mention it, they do kind of don't they! I'll say that was my intent. ;-)

  2. Nice work on this guy. The cream and brown go well together, and yet could still be something realistic as a uniform, unlike many pleasing color combinations!

    I wish Reaper would make more of these, but it does not seem like there is much interest in expanding the Scifi side of things.

    1. Thanks, Lasgunpacker!

      I agree with you about Reaper's Sci-Fi figures, in fact their whole Chronoscope range is that way. So many great ideas that would be so great to see expanded on. I guess there just isn't enough interest to make it worth Reaper's investment.

    2. Yes, you are right, there are plenty of figures that would be nice starts to larger lines.