This week I finished up the big cat figure from the Bones II Original Figures set. I chose to paint it up like a Snow Leopard for Frostgrave.
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 glued the figure to a white-primed 1.25" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.
I began by painting the figure with Folk Art “Platinum Grey”. When that was dry, I gave the figure a wash with GW “Badab Black” wash using a wet brush.
When the wash was dry, I drybrushed the figure with the base “Platinum Grey”, and then drybrushed the underside areas with Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”, followed with a lighter drybrushing of the underside areas with plain White.
I then painted spots on the figure with Black and used Americana “Mississippi Mud” to paint the centers of the spots. Next, I did his eyes using Crafter’s Acrylic “Tropical Blue” with Black pupils, and the nose with a mix of Crafter’s Acrylic “Tutti Frutti” and a little of the “Mississippi Mud”.
Lastly, I painted the base White. I then glued on a couple bits of gravel. When the glue was dry, I painted the gravel Black, then drybrushed it with Americana “Neutral Grey”, then did a lighter drybrush with the “Porcelain Grey”. When everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”. Then, the next morning I flocked the white areas with Woodland Scenics “Snow” flock. Later that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor’s Dullcote.
I’m very happy with how this snow leopard turned out. It ended up being a quick and easy paint.
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