This week I also finished a couple of the Bones II Skeletons and one of the Zombies for use as wandering creatures in my Frostgrave games.
I prepped the figures 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 figures to white-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I then glued the bases of the figures to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue each.
I began by painting both skeletons Black. When the Black was dry, I drybrushed them first with Americana “Buttermilk”, then with Crafters Acrylic “Light Antique White”.
I then painted the spear shaft and the shield with Americana “Mississippi Mud”. Next, I painted some decoration on the shield with Americana “True Blue” and then White, trying to make it look like a lot of the paint had chipped off the wood underneath. I then gave the spear shaft and the shield a wash with GW “Agrax Earthshade” wash using a wet brush. I then painted the swords, spear point and butt, and the straps on the shield with Americana Walnut". I then added splotches of Crafters Edition “Spice Brown”, and then some lighter splotches of Accent “Golden Oxide” to the sword and spear point and butt to give the impression of rust. I finished by giving a very light drybrush of Folk Art “Gunmetal Grey” over the rusted metal parts. Lastly, I painted their rock-like bases with Americana “Neutral Grey”, and then drybrushed them with Crafters Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey”, and lastly, a light drybrush with Folk Art “Platinum Grey”.
When everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figures a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”. That afternoon I flocked the base with Woodland Scenics “Snow” flock. The next day, I sprayed the figures with Testor’s Dullcote.
I’m pleased with how these skeletons turned out. Nothing exciting, but good simple gaming figures.
Next, I worked on the Zombie.
I began by painting his skin with GW “Rotting Flesh”. I then painted his tunic with GW “Vermin Brown”. After that, I painted some of his wounds with Folk Art “Burgundy”
When the paint had time to dry, I gave the entire figure a wash with GW “Agrax Earthshade”.
I’m happy with how the Zombie turned out. Like the Skeletons, a nice simple functional tabletop figure.