Bandit Bully: Bones 3 Figure

Chris Palmer

    This past week I painted the Bandit Bully figure from Part III of the Stoneskull Expansion set.  Back when my box from the Bones 3 Kickstarter arrived, he was one of the first figures I used as conversion fodder to try out some of the weapons from new weapons sprues that came with the Core Set.  For this figure, I used the Hammer from the Armory of Death weapons set. He since has sat on my painting table waiting his turn.  I felt it was about time i got to him.

    I forgot to take a photo of him in his original state, so here’s the one from the Reaper Online Store.

     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 then had cut way his sword, and drilled out his hand. Next I  cut the hand open and superglued the hammer in place, closing the hand back up.   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 giving the entire figure a wash with Reaper MSP “Grey Liner”.  When that was dry, I painted all his armor with “Black”, and  when dry, I drybrushed it with reaper MSP “Aged Pewter”.  I then did a lighter drybrush with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”.  After that, I painted his skin with Reaper MSP “Olive Skin Shadow”.

     Next, I painted his tunic with Anita’s “Burnt Sienna”, and then did his boots with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”.  I then painted the top of the folded down boot with Folk Art “teddy Bear Brown”. After that, I painted his belt and straps with Reaper MSP “Turkey Brown”, and the pouch on his back belt with Americana “Mississippi Mud”.

     I then painted the handle of his hammer with  Crafter’s Acrylic “Cinnamon” Brown", the dangle on his hanging belt medallion with Accent “Golden Harvest”, and the cord holding the medallion with Americana “Antique White”.  After that, i painted the metal parts of his hammer with Americana “Zinc”.     Then, when everything had a chance to dry, I gave his skin a wash with some Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash.  When that was dry, I gave the rest of his clothing, armor, and weapon, a wash with Citadel Agrax Earthshade"wash.

     When the wash was dry, I painted his eyes, and then highlighted his skin with Reaper MSP “Olive Skin”, and Reaper MSP Olive Skin Highlight".  I painted his teeth with the “Antique White”, and then highlighted his tunic with Crafter’s Acrylic “Orange Spice”.

          Next, I highlighted his boots with Crafter’s Edition “Spice Brown”, and the folded over top with Ceramcoat Territorial Beige".  I then highlighted the belts and straps with Americana “Sable Brown”, and used a little of this color to add some highlights to the hammer handle.  After that, I highlighted the fringe on the hanging medallion with Crafter’s Acrylic “Daffodil Yellow”, and the string holding hit with the base “Antique White”.
     I then painted the hammer with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”.  Afterwards, I highlighted all the metal with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”.  I also painted his earring with Ceramcoat “14K Gold”.
      Lastly, I painted the figure’s base with the “Bittersweet Chocolate”.
     I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave him 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".

       When the Dullcote was dry, I tried an experiment, and applied a little gloss varnish to the eye balls.   I think it looks ok, and actually provided a little reflective dot in his pupil which I didn’t have to paint. 🙂  I’m really happy with the figure, though I think his skin is a little darker than what I wanted for olive skin.  I think next time I will skip the Shadow layer of the skin triad, or skip the wash.  I think both together was a little too dark.

via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2018/05/bandit-bully-bones-3-figure.html
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6 thoughts on “Bandit Bully: Bones 3 Figure

  1. A well done piece Chris!

  2. Yep, nice figure! The gloss varnish on the eyes is a neat trick!

    • cnjpalmer says:

      Thanks, justneedvarnish! I’m glad you like it. It’s a bit tricky to do, but I think is worth further experimentation.

  3. Faust says:

    Nice paints on that one! I can’t imagine drilling out the hand on a Bones figure is very easy?!

    • cnjpalmer says:

      Thanks, Faust! Well, the material is a lot easier to drill than metal since it is softer, but that also makes it easier to slip and make a quick mistake. 🙂

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