This past week, I painted the Durgam Deepmug figure from the Bones 3 Dwarves set. A while back I had converted three of the figures from this set to fill out an all-Dwarf warband I was making for Frostgrave. This is the third and final of the three conversions I had to complete. The other two, can be seen here: Hagar, Dwarven Hero, and here: Durok, Dwarf Ranger.
Durgam Deepmug is the figure on the far right of the above and below photos. He was a simple conversion; I merely removed the front of the weapon in his left hand, and hallowed out his fist a little to make it look like it was simply clenched. I actually left the back handle end of the weapon, shortening it a little; figuring I would paint it to resemble a map case or such hanging from his belt.
I had prepped this figure in the usual way back before I did the conversions; 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 now glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.
I began by painting all the armor Black. Then, when the Black was dry, I drybrushed the armor with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, and then passed over it with a lighter drybrush of Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”. After that, I painted his face with Americana Shading Flesh.
Next, I panted his pants with Accent “Forest Green”, and his shirt with Accent “Mustard Seed”. I then painted his his beard with Folk Art “Teddy Bear Brown”, and his belts and straps with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”.
I then gave his face a wash with some Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash. When that was dry, I gave his beard, and everything on him that wasn’t armor, a wash with Citadel Agrax Earthshade"wash. When this wash coat was dry, I painted his eyes, and then highlighted his head with the “Shading Flesh” mixed with some Apple barrel “Apple Flesh”. I then highlighted his beard with the “Sable Brown”.
After that, I worked on highlighting his clothing; doing his shirt with Accent “Golden Harvest”, and his pants with Crafter’s Acrylic “Holiday Green”. I then highlighted his belts, straps, backpack, and gauntlets with Crafter’s Edition “Spice Brown”; and painted his sword with Americana “Zinc”.
Next, I worked on highlighting the stuff on his back; doing his blanket roll with the base “Dapple Grey”, his sack with Americana “Khaki Tan”, the rope with Americana “Antique White”, and the “map case” with a mix of the base “Deep Khaki” and some Aleene’s “Dusty Khaki”.
I next worked on the metal parts, painting the sword and touching up the armor with the"Gunmetal Grey". I also painted his beard ornament with Americana “Bronze”. After that, I went back and gave the runes on his sword a wash with Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash. When that wash was dry, I did highlights on the sword and armor with the “Metallic Silver”, and highlights on the beard ornament with some Americana 14K Gold".
Lastly, I painted the figure’s base with Black.
When the Black was dry, I used some white glue to glue a little black course sand onto the base. When this was dry I drybrushed the bases with some of the Americana “Neutral Grey”, and then some Duncan “Slate Grey”, and lastly some Folk Art “Platinum Grey”.
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave him a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".
Well, I’m happy with this guy, though in reality he is a bit over-armored for a Thug. But he’ll do just fine. There just aren’t a lot of non-armored Dwarf Warrior figures out there.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2018/04/durgam-deepmug-dwarf-hero-bones-3.html
from Tumblr http://tumblr.hawks-club.org/post/173448573838