Daily Archives: December 4, 2017

Some Recent Christmas Themed Painting

Chris Palmer     When this time of year rolls around, I always wished I had worked more on the Christmas themed figures I have collected over the years.   So, over the last few weeks, with my seasonal mood increasing, I decided to finish up a few of them.
     First I completed Reaper’s “Pack Reindeer”, which has been sitting half done on my painting desk since I got him last December. 

      I then painted Coppestone’s “Lovely Assistant”. This figure comes in a blister with a Santa Claus figure, which I’ve put on a washer and primed, but haven’t gotten to yet.

     Lastly, I just finished Reapers “Santa’s Helpers”; a three pack of mechanical robot ornaments.    I tried an experiment with these; painting them first with special Chrome spray paint, and then using Citadel gemstone transparent paints on them: Spiritstone Red, Soulstone Blue, and Waystone Green, in an attempt to given them that lacquered mirror look that real ornaments have.  When finished, I sprayed them with Testor’s Dullcote to give them a protective coat, and then went over them again with a brush-on glossy varnish to give them that glass ornament shine.   I’m rather plesed with how they came out.

        This will probably wrap up what Christmas figures I get done for his year; since, with the Christmas activity around the house ramping up, my painting time become more infrequent.

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Elthin Bluesteel, Gunslinger: Bones 3 Figure

Chris Palmer

   As I continue to work on my crew for Ghost Archipelago, I painted the Elthin Bluesteel, Gunslinger figure from the Bones 3 Heroes 2 set this past week.   I needed a figure to be a standard plain crewman to flesh out my regular crew, and thought this figure could pass suitably for a crewman aboard a ship.   I didn’t need him to be a gunslinger however; so I did a quick modification on him, cutting away the gun in his right hand, and gluing in a spear from the Bones 3 Arsenal weapon sprue.  I will treat him as armed with a 2-handed weapon. 
     Also, I wanted my crew to be all Elf, and I thought that with his long hair he could pass as one, assuming his ears were hidden in the hair.
    Before I made the conversion, 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 added the spear with superglue, and afterwards glued the figure to a black-primed 1.“ fender washer 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 giving the whole model a wash with heavily thinned Reaper MSP "Brown Liner”.  I then painted his face with Crafter’s Acrylic “Flesh”, and his pants with Americana “Wedgewood Blue”. After that, I painted his armor with Citadel “Snakebite Leather”.

     Next, I painted his cape with Aleene’s “Deep Khaki”, and then did the fringe of the cape with Folk Art “Dapple Grey”.  After that I painted his boots with Reaper MSP “Turkey Brown”, and then his belt, scabbard, and the remains of the holster with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”. I also painted his shirt sleeves with Americana “Antique White”.

    I then painted his spear shaft with Americana “Bleached Sand”, and then the spearpoint and end of the spear with Americana “Zinc”.  After that, I painted the hat on his back with Americana “Raw Umber”, and then his hair with Accent “Golden Harvest”.  I then went back and repainted the spearpoint and end with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”. I also used this color to paint the metl parts of his knife, and his belt buckle.

     I let everything dry for a while, and then gave the whole figure a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade”.   When the wash was dry, I highlighted his hair with Americana “Moon Yellow”, and then did lighter highlights with Apple Barrel “Lemon Chiffon”.  I then painted his eyes, and afterwards highlighted his skin with a mix of the base “Flesh”, and White.   After that, I highlighted the spear shaft with the base “Bleached Sand”.

     Next, I highlighted his pants next using Reaper MSP Bones “Tropical Blue”, and then highlighted his shirt with Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”.   I then highlighted his armor with a mix of the “Snakebite Leather, and some of the "Golden Harvest”, and then highlighted his cape with a mix of the “Deep Khaki”, and Aleene’s “Dusty Khaki”.  After that, I highlighted his boots with  Ceramcoat “Raw Sienna”, and his belt, scabbard, and hat with Americana “Mississippi Mud”.  I lastly highlighted the metal parts with  Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”.
      I then painted the figure’s base with Ceramcoat “Walnut”. I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the base.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".

     I’m generally happy with how this fellow turned out.  He’s not fancy, but he gets the job done for tabletop use.

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