This week I painted Aeris, Female Elf Ranger, from the Bones 3 Core Set. Like last week’s Halfling Cleric, I selected this figure to fill a gap in the figures I need for a game I’m going to be running at the upcoming Fall-In gaming convention. What I was missing was a Drow/Dark Elf Ranger, and this figure was the only Elf archer I still had in my horde of unpainted Bones, so it got nominated to fill the role.
While a beautiful figure, I was a bit disappointed in it as an Archer or a Ranger because it seemed to be missing any obvious quiver or hand to hand weapon (not even a dagger). I was able to solve these problems with some extra bits from set of hard plastic plastic War of the Roses troops I had recently been working on.
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 transplanted her right arm with one carrying a set of arrows, and added a sword at her hip on the left side. With the new additions in place, I 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 figure a wash with Reaper MSP “Grey Liner”; and when that was dry, I painted her entire body with Ceramcoat “Black”. I then drybrushed her bodice armor and boots with Citadel “The Fang”, followed by a lighter drybrush of Folk Art “Cloudy Day”. I then highlighted her pants and over-shirt with Apple Barrel “Apple Blue Spruce”, followed with lighter highlights using Folk Art “Hunter Green”.
Next, I painted her under-sleeves with Crafter’s Acrylic “Purple Passion”, and the lining of her cape with Crafter’s Acrylic “African Violet”. I then painted the outer layer of her cape with Americana “Zinc”.
I then painted her bow with Crafter’s Acrylic “Navy Blue”, and the sword scabbard with the “African Violet”. Next, I painted her hair with Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey” and the arrow shafts with Ceramcoat “Black Cherry”. After that, I painted the lining of the cape with Folk Art Color Shift “Purple Flash”, and then the trim of the cape with the “Black”.
Next, I painted the scabbard again with Folk Art “Metallic Amethyst”, and the bindings on the bow with Folk Art “Dapple Grey”. I then let everything dry for a while, and afterwards gave the entire figure a wash with Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash. When the wash was dry, I painted her eyes, and then highlighted her face and hands with with a mix of Apple Barrel “Apple Black Green”, and Americana “Avocado”.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2018/09/aeris-female-elf-ranger-painted-as-dark.html
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