This past week I painted the Pig Cart set from the Bones 4 Core Set. This was another one of my favorites from Bones 4.
I prepped the 2 pieces in the usual way, soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying them. I then glued the pig to a 1.5" to a black-primed 1" fender washer, and the cart to a 1.5" fender washer, both with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I then placed the pig figure in my painting grip, and attached the cart to a pill bottle with a little blue-tac.
I began by painting the pig a mix of Apple Barrel “Apple Flesh” and “Apple Lt Pink”. I then painted the hooves with Americana “Asphaltum”.
Next, I gave the pig a coat of Citadel"Reikland Fleshshade" wash. Then, when the wash was dry, I drybrushed the pig with, first, some Folk Art “Milkshake”, and then some Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”. After that, I highlighted the hooves with Americana “Mississippi Mud”, and painted the nose and undersides of the ears with Crafter’s Acrylic “Cherry Blossom Pink”. I wrapped the pig up by painting his eyes and nose holes with Ceramcoat “Black”. Then, lastly, I painted the entire base with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.
Next, I got to work on the cart. I first painted the cart with Reaper MSP Bones “Tropical Blue”. After that, I painted the wheel rims, harness fittings, and chain with Reaper MSP “Scorched Metal”, and then did the harness strap with Apple Barrel “Burnt Sienna”.
I then worked on the harvest load in the back of the cart; painting some of the pumpkins with Crafter’s Acrylic “Orange Spice”, and some with Reaper MSP “Pumpkin Orange”. Next, I painted the apples with Americana “Cranberry Wine”, and what looked like yams to me with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”. I then painted the big squash with Crafter’s Acrylic “Bright Yellow”, the pumpkin stems with Duncan “Olive Green”, and some leaves here and there with Americana “Forest Green”.
Next, I painted the log side pieces, and the corner pieces with Americana “Grey Sky”. Then I did a little floral border pattern along the top of the front and back of the cart, and in the corners of the two sides. I allowed all the paint time to dry, and then I gave the fruits and veggies in the cart a coat of Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash. Then, when that wash was dry, I gave the rest of the cart a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash.
When the washes were dry, I highlighted the blue parts of the cart with Crafter’s Acrylic “Tropical Blue”. I then highlighted the logs and corner pieces with Americana “Snow White”, and the leather harness with some of the “Orange Spice”. After that, I highlighted the chain, wheel rims, and metal fittings with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”.
Next, I worked on highlighting the fruit; using Crafter’s Acrylic “Pure Pumpkin” for some of the pumpkins, and Americana “Tangerine” for the others. I then highlighted the apples with a mix of the base “Cranberry Wine”, an a little Crafter’s Acrylic “"Tutti Frutti”. I also tried mixing in a little Americana “Margarita” with some of them to give them a some yellow-greenish areas. The yams were highlighted with Folk Art “Butter Pecan, and the big Yellow squash with the base "Bright Yellow”. I then highlighted the pumpkin stems with Americana “Olive Green”. Lastly, I painted the entire base with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.
I let the pig and cart dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. Then, when the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to apply a sand mixture onto their bases. When that was dry, I gae the sand a little drybrushing with Americana ‘Bleached Sand". Another overnight dry, and I sprayed the pieces with Testor’s “Dullcote”.
I’m really pleased with this little set. While I’ve seen a number of carts done in plain wood, I like the look of it painted up with a little decoration on it.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2019/09/pig-cart-bones-4-figure.html
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