Dire Bear: Bones 3 Figure

Chris Palmer

     This past week was a short one as I was traveling over a long weekend, so I picked a really easy model to do.  The Dire Bear from the Bones 3 Stoneskull Expansion seemed just the thing to get done in just a few days.
      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 1.25" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.

     I began by painting the entire bear with Reaper MSP “Turkey Brown”, and then painting the paw pads and claws with Ceramcoat “Walnut”.  Next, I painted the mouth with Americana “Shading Flesh”, the teeth with Americana “Antique White”, and the nose with Ceramcoat “Black”.

     When everything had time to dry, I gave the entire figure a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash.   When the wash was dry, I drybrushed the fur with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”, followed by some Folk Art “Butter Pecan”, and lastly a little of the “Antique White”.  I then highlighted the nose and claws with Americana “Neutral Grey”, and then highlighted the teeth with some Americana “Bleached Sand”. 
       Lastly, I painted the figure’s integral base with Americana “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".

     Well, you can tell he was a rushed job.  I’m not happy with the highlighting.  I studied pictures of grizzly bears, and there’s an odd way the fur reflects the sunlight that I tried to catch, but I think it just made him look a little mottled.  Or it may have to do with the almost bumpy way the fur is sculpted.  Anyway, he’s certainly good enough for the game table, so I’m satisfied with that.

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4 thoughts on “Dire Bear: Bones 3 Figure

  1. kennynines says:

    This is great. I just bought one of these for a game I’m working on. Thanks for the step-by-step process.

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