Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

Two Gnoll Warriors: Bones 2 Figures

Chris Palmer

  This past week I painted two of the Gnoll Warriors from the Bones II  24 Bonus Figures 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 1.5" 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 began by painting their armor all Black, and when it was dry I drybrushed it with  Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”.  I then passed over the armor with a lighter drybrush of Folk Art “Silver Sterling”.    Next, I painted heir fur with Apple Barrel “Rock Grey”, and then painted their manes and the end of their tails with Accent “Golden Oxide”.

     I then painted their kilts with Anita’s “Burnt Sienna”, and then did the inside of their shield backs with Folk Art “Teddy Bear Brown”. After that, I painted all their straps and belts with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”, and then painted the handle of their morning stars with Reaper MSP “Turkey Brown” and their teeth with Americana “Antique White”.

   Next, I painted alternating stripe patterns on their shields with  Ceramcoat “Black Cherry”, and Apple Barrel “Yellow”.  I then painted the shield metalwork, and the morning star metal parts with Americana Zinc.  After that, I painted the patch of material under the strap on their left shoulder blade and the wraps on their feet, with Nicole’s “Brown”.

     I then repainted the shield metalwork, and morning star metal parts with the “Gunmetal Grey”, and then let everything dry for a while.  When I returned to the figures, I gave them both a wash with Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash using a wet brush.    When the wash was dry, I highlighted their fur with Folk Art “Platinum Grey”, and their manes, and the end of their tails, with Americana “Tangerine”.  After that, I painted their muzzles, noses, eyes, claws, and the bases, Black.

      Next, I highlighted their kilts with Americans “Shading Flesh”, and then painted the stitching on the kilts with Americana “Khaki Tan”. After that, I highlighted all the straps and belts with Americana “Sable Brown”, and then highlighted the front of the shields with Reaper MSP “Holly Berry” for the red stripes, and Reaper MSP “Golden Glow” on the yellow stripes.   I then highlighted the handle of the morning stars and the feet wraps with Folk Art “Butter Pecan”, and then did the teeth with Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”.  I then went back over the metal parts adding highlights with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”.
     Lastly, I used some white glue to glue a little sand to the bases.  When this was dry, I painted it all Black.  When the Black was dry, I drybrushed it, and the Gnolls’ bases, with Americana “Neutral Grey”, and then some Folk Art “Platinum Grey”.      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 real happy with these two fellows.  I’ve got two more from this set to finish now, in order to complete all the Gnolls that came with Bones II.  I’m looking forward to taking a group shot of all of them when I’m done.

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ZombieSmith Alien Types


My parents got me a bunch of the ZombieSmith aliens for Christmas, and I just got around to painting them.  Here they are:

This is the crew of a space ship, hence the uniforms.  The figures on the end got a little dunked up by the dull coat, but when I sprayed them again, they came out just fine.

I don’t even know what half this stuff is supposed to be, but they were fun to paint.

The guy second from the left is from Planet Rastafaria.  You can see what he looks like from behind in the picture below.

One of these looks like a professor I had once.

The figure on the right is not Zombie Smith, but it was in the bin with the ZombieSmith figures, so I painted it.

The figure on the left wasn’t ZombieSmith either, but I don’t know where it came from or what it is.  The one on the right is just weird.

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