Caryatid Columns: Bones II FIgures

Chris Palmer

   This week I painted up the Caryatid Columns from the Bones II, Expansion II, Caryatid Column set.  We will be doing the “Living Museum” Frostgrave scenario next campaign session,  so I thought I should have at least one statue to contribute. 🙂
     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 each figure to a black-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue.  I then glued the washers to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue each.

 I didn’t want to just do them as regular grey stone, so I decided to paint them as green marble.  I began by painting them entirely Black.  When the Black was dry, I drybrushed them with Accent “Forest Green”, followed by a drybrushing with Americana “Leaf Green”.

  I then added thin striations, specks, and smudges with White and then Black.   Next, I painted their sword blades and their bases with Americana “Zinc”.

          I painted the eyes of the “living” one with Crafter’s Acrylic “Citrus Green”, and gave the eyes White pupils.  I then drybrushed the bases with Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey”, followed by Folk Art “Platinum Grey”.   Next, I painted the sword hilts with Americana “Terra Cotta”.  I then went back and painted the sword blades with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, and did highlights with Folk Art Metallics “Silver Sterling”.  Then I painted the sword hilts with Ceramcoat “Bronze”, followed with highlights using Ceramcoat “14K Gold”.
  After the figures had overnight to dry, I gave them a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish” the next morning.

   I really like how these turned out.  I think the green marble look helps raise them above the ordinary.

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