Daily Archives: June 25, 2018

Princess Snow’s Dwarf Miner Guard

Chris Palmer    A  couple weeks ago I ran a game using my old GW “Skull Pass” Dwarves.  I had a unit of 6 of the Dwarves with pickaxes on the field, and one of the players remarked that there should be seven of them.  To which another replied that, yes, and they should be led by a certain Disney princess.

      That sparked a memory that my friend, Duncan, had found a baggie of Disney monopoly pieces in a flea market a few years ago, and had given them to me thinking I could us them for one of my games.  I had put them aside not having an immediate use, but I thought that there might be a Snow White figure in among them; and sure enough when I checked the next day, I found just what I wanted.    What’s more, her hands were clenched up by her left ear, in a pose that looked just waiting to have a 2-handed sword inserted into them.   Now if only the metal wasn’t too hard to drill through.

      And to my luck, it wasn’t!  It was a nice soft metal and I was able to put a hole through her two hands quite easily.  I then looked through the weapon sprues I had received from the Bones 3 Kickstarter and found a suitable sword, and test fitted it.

      I then glued the figure to a 1" washer, and primed it; and when it was dry, I glued in the sword.

   Next, it was an easy task to Google some images Snow White to get the colors right, and with those in hand I painted her up.

   After painting, I flocked her base, and sprayed her with some Testor’s Dullcote.    I’m really happy with the way she came out, and I loved doing her primary color outfit; so much so that I’m seriously considering using it on one of my Reaper Bones female fighters now.

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Weregorilla: Bones 3 Figure

Chris Palmer

  This past week I painted the Weregorilla from the Bones 3 Lycanthropes II set.  We had been needing a good Gorilla figure for our Ghost Archipelago games, and this one seemed like it would fill the bill nicely, as there didn’t seem to be anything about him that screamed “Were”-creature.  He just looked like a slightly higher evolved Gorilla, which was fine in my opinion for a Fantasy setting.
    I prepped this 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 white-primed 1.5" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I then placed the figure in my painting grip.

     I began by painting the whole animal, and the base for that matter, with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”.  When it was dry, I gave it a heavy wash of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash.

     I then drybrushed the gorilla with Americana “Neutral Grey”, followed by Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey”, and lastly, mainly on the back and highpoints, Americana “Grey Sky”.

    Next, I added a little drybrushed ares of crafter’s Edition “Spice Brown” followed by Americana “Terra Cotta” to the top of his head and lightly to his hips.  I then painted the inside of his mouth with Americana “Shading Flesh”, and then did his teeth and the teeth on his necklace with Americana “Antique White”.  After that, I painted the string the necklace teeth are strung onto with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”, and the cord his loin furs are on with Americana “Mississippi Mud”. I followed that with painting the loin furs with Apple Barrel “Apple Maple Syrup”.

     I then painted the spear with the “Territorial Beige”,  and the cord holding the spear point with Reaper MSP “Olive Skin Shadow”.  Then when everything was dry, I gave his mouth, the necklace, the loin cloth, and the spear shaft and cord, all a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade"wash.  When the wash was dry, I went back and gave the skulls a wash with some of the "Nuln Oil” wash.  I then painted the spear point with Americana “Zinc”, and then did his eyes with Accent “Real Umber”, with some White pinpoint highlights.

     Next, I highlighted the tongue and inside of the mouth with a bit of Crafter’s acrylic “Cherry Blossom Pink” mixed with some of the “Shading Flesh”.  I then highlighted the gorilla’s teeth, and the the ones on the necklace, with Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”; and I finished up the necklace by highlighting the string with some Folk Art “Butter Pecan”.   After that I highlighted the fur on the loincloth with some of the base “Apple Maple syrup”, mixed with a little Americana “Buttermilk”, and I highlighted the skulls with  some Folk Art “Porcelain White”, and a little of the “light Antique White”.  I then completed the Loincloth by highlighting the cord with some Americana  “Sable Brown”.  I moved on to the spear,  giving the point a hit with the “Nuln Oil”, and then highlighting the shaft with Americana “Khaki”, and the cord with Reaper MSP “Olive Skin Highlight”. I then did some highlights on the spearpoint with Apple Barrel “Rock Grey”.
      Lastly, I painted the figure’s integral base with the “Bittersweet Chocolate”.
     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".

     A fun and easy figure to paint.  I’m particularly happy with how his mouth and eyes came out.  Hopefully I’ll never have to face him in the Ghost Archipelago! 🙂

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