This past week I painted the Land Terrapin figure from the Bones 4 Dreadmere Epxansion set. Perviously, I painted the Terrapin Driver, so now I can put the set together.
I prepped the figure in the usual way, soaking the pieces 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 rinsed and dried it. I then glued on the pack portion onto the terrapin’s back with Gorillas superglue. Then, I glued the figure to a black-primed 2" fender washer with the superglue, and when dry, glued the washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s glue.
The original model, comes with a lantern on a pole; in fact the same lantern that’s included with Bufo the toad/frog man. There was something about the lantern I didn’t like (perhaps the corner cutting that led to them using an already sculpted lantern and not do a new one. It also just seemed like an extraneous bit, unless you assumed he was traveling at night; a situation I never envisioned using him in.), but, whatever it was, I decided I didn’t want to include it on my terrapin. So instead of a lantern, I grabbed a sword from my bits box and, with some superglue, stuck that down in the hole where the lantern went.
I began by painting the shell with Accent “Paynes Grey”, and the head, feet and tail with Vallejo Model Color “USA Olive Drab”
Next, I gave the head, feet, and tail a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash. Then, when the wash was dry, I then highlighted the heat, feet, and tail with, first, Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”, and then Folk Art “Butter Pecan”. Next, I painted the saddle and pack structure with Reaper MSP HD “Golden Brown”.
I then painted the saddle upholstery with Apple Barrel “Burnt Sienna”, and then painted the leather parts of the saddle pistol holster with Accent “Real Umber”, and the metal parts with Americana “Zinc”. I then painted the pistol stock with Americana “Light Cinnamon”. After that, I began painting the objects on the pack. I was going to use so many different colors here, I didn’t bother to keep track.
And here’s the pair together.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2019/08/land-terrapin-bones-4-dreadmere-figure.html
from Tumblr https://harfordhawks.tumblr.com/post/187026330863