I took a break from Gnolls this past week to paint the two Beastmen Warriors from the Bones 2 Beast Mode set.
I prepped these 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 black-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figures to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue under each washer.
I forgot to take a starting photo, so here are the photos from the Reaper Online Store.
I began by giving the beastman on the left what I thought would be a wash with heavily thinned Reaper “Grey Liner” using a wet brush, but I picked up the bottle of “Blue Liner” by mistake! The beastman on the right I gave a wash of heavily thinned Reaper “Brown Liner” using a wet brush.
When these washes were dry, I painted the skin of the left beastman a 50/50 mix of Americana “Neutral Grey” and Americana “Shading Flesh”; and the skin of the beastman on the right I painted a 50/50 mix of the “Shading Flesh” and Folk Art “Teddy Bear Brown”. Next, I painted the fur of the left beastman with Americana “Dove Grey”, and the fur of the right beastman with Nicole’s “Brown”. I then went back and painted the horns of the left beastman with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”, and the horns of the right beastman with Americana “Zinc”. While I had the “Zinc” out, I also painted the horn points on both figures, as well as both the axe heads.
I then used Citadel “Snakebite Leather” to paint the loincloth on the left figure, as well as it’s wrist guards, and the medallion and face on it’s belt. Likewise, I used the “Snakebite Leather” to also paint the wrist band, medallions and belt face on the right figure. Next, I painted the loincloth of the righthand figure with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”, and then painted the axe handles with Folk Art “Dark Brown”, and the belts with Crafter’s Acrylic Cinnamon Brown". After that, I went back and painted the muzzle of the righthand one with the “Dove Grey”, and then painted the bases and hooves with Black.
Next, I painted the axe heads, horn points, the chainmail on the left one’s loincloth, and the chain bracelet on the right one’s right arm, all with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”. I followed that with going back and painting the belt faces and medallions, as well as the wrist band on the right one’s left arm, all with Ceramcoat “Bronze”. Then, after everything had a while to dry, I gave both figures a wash using Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash using a wet brush.
When the wash was dry, I first did highlights on the left one’s skin using a mix of Americana “Mississippi Mud, and Folk Art "Milkshake”. I then highlighted the right one’s skin using Crafter’s Edition “Spice Brown”. Next, I highlighted the left one’s fur with White, as well as the right one’s muzzle; and highlighted the right one’s fur with Americana “Sable Brown”. After that, I moved to the horns, highlighting the left one with Americana Khaki", and the right one with the “Neutral Grey”. I then worked on the loin cloths, highlighting the left one’s, as well as his wrist guards, with Americana Terra Cotta", and the right one’s loin cloth with Americana “Mississippi Mud”. I then turned to the metallics; highlighting the axe heads, horn tips, the chainmail on the left one, and the chain on the right one’s arm with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”. Next, I highlighted the parts I had painted with the “Bronze”, using Ceramcoat “14K Gold”.
When I was done painting the figures, I used some white glue to glue a little sand to their bases. When this was dry, I painted them all Black. When the Black was dry, I drybrushed the bases with some Apple Barrel “Rock Grey”, and then some Americana “Grey Sky”.
I let the figures dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed them with Testor’s Dullcote".
I’m happy with how these nice simple figures turned out. I was surprised however, that like the gnolls I’ve been working on recently, these too had some serious mold line issues. I wonder why this seems to be so prevalent in all these humanoid animal figures?
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