Bones II: Snow Leopard

Chris Palmer

     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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2 thoughts on “Bones II: Snow Leopard

  1. I like the technique of putting a dark spot in the middle of a spot. I will be using this on future projects! Thanks Chris – hopefully I can finish a few projects this month and add to my blog as well. I always learn from your posts!

    • cnjpalmer says:

      Thanks for the kind comment, Mark. I’m glad I can provide a little inspiration with my posts. :). I copied the spot pattern from googled photos of Snw Leopards.

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