Bones II: Bear

Chris Palmer

   This week I painted the Bear figure from the Bones II Original Figures set.   I chose to paint it up like a Black Bear and base it 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" 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 entire figure Black. I then drybrushed it with Accent “Real Umber”  and then a lighter drybrush with Apple Barrel “Burnt Sienna”.

     I felt it was still missing the sheen on the fur that bears have, so I drybrushed the high points with Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey”.

      I then painted the muzzle with Americana “Terra Cotta”, and the paw pads with a mix of Americana “Mississippi Mud” and a little Black.   I then painted his nose and eyes Black, and then outlined his nostrils with the “Storm Cloud Grey”. I also added tiny White pinpoint highlights to his eyes, and touched his teeth with a little Americana “Buttermilk”.
     Lastly, I painted the base White. When everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”.  Then, the next morning I flocked the base with Woodland Scenics “Snow” flock, and then glued on a stick to look like a log.  I then painted the top of the log with White, and while the paint was wet, sprinkled a little of the “"Snow” flock on it.  Later that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor’s Dullcote.

     I think he turned out looking pretty good. Beware the unwary wanderer in the Frozen City!

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