I thought I’d throw in a bonus Thursday figure since it ended up being a really quick one to complete. I just finished painting up one of the Reaper purple translucent “Shadow” figures to represent a Souldweller from the Ghost Archipelago rules. This figure was originally released as part of the Bones 2, Expansion 2, set; though I got mine via a regular order from Reaper. A Souldweller is an immaterial demon, described in the rules as a human form made up of black smoke. I thought the translucent figure would be perfect for representing this.
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 black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue. And, when the glue was dry, I put it in my Citadel painting grip.
I began by giving the enitre figure a coating of Black ink.
Then when the ink was dry, I lightly drybrushed the figure with a 50/50 mix of Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey” and Apple Barrel “Apple Lavender”. Next, I painted it’s eyes with Reaper MSP “Holly Berry”, and then added pupils with Reaper MSP “Golden Glow”.
Lastly, I 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 really like how this turned out. It’s probably too “material” looking to truly look like a demon made of smoke, but I think it comes as near as you can, and still use a solid figure. It might not look smokey, but it does sure looks spooky, in my opinion!
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2018/02/shadow-painted-as-ghost-archipelago.html
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