Dreadmere Cart: Bones 4 Dreadmere Figure

Chris Palmer

     This past week I painted the Dreadmere Cart from the Bones 4 Dreadmere Expansion.
     I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking the parts in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added and then rinsing and drying them.  When dry, I glued the wheels to tha axle so that the card would still be able to rotate on it.  I then superglued the Crate and Barrel to an unprimed 1"x1.5" steel base, and glues the cart to a 2" x 2" grey-primed steel base using  Aleene’s Tacky glue.  I then glued the cart to a tongue depressor using a couple drops of Elmer’s glue, and stuck the crate and barel piece to some bluetack on a pill bottle.

     I began by painting the cart with Reaper MSP HD “Golden Brown”.  I then painted the rope with Folk Art “Barn Wood”, and the metal work on the wheels with Reaper MSP “Scorched Metal”.
      Then, when everything was dry, I gave the entire cart a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthsahde” wash.

     When the wash was dry, I highlighted the wood by drybrushing it with Folk Art “Butter Pecan”. I then highlighted the rope with Americana “Bleached Sand”, and highlighted the metal parts of the wheels by carefully drybrushing them with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”.   Lastly, I painted the entire base with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.
       I let the cart 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 apply a sand mixture onto the base.  When that was dry, I used white glue again to flock the edges of the base.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s “Dullcote”.

     Next, I worked on the crate and barrel.  The first thing I did was paint the steel base with some Americana “Metal Primer”.

     I then painted the crate with Americana “Mississippi Mud”, and the barrel with Americana “Light Cinnamon”. After that,  I painted the bands on the barrel with the “Gunmetal Grey”, and then did the base with the “Golden Brown”.

     Then, when everything was dry, I gave the entire assembly a wash with the"Agrax Earthsahde" wash.

     When the piece was dry, I drybrushed the crate with Americana “Fawn”, and the barrel with Americana “Sable Brown”.  I then added some grain on the base with the “Butter Pecan”.
      I let the crate and barrel assembly dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s “Dullcote”.

    Very pleased with how this set turned out.

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5 thoughts on “Dreadmere Cart: Bones 4 Dreadmere Figure

  1. Looks good, Chris! I reckon a big terrapin could tow that!

    • cnjpalmer says:

      Thanks, John! Yes, I only recently became aware of that possibility when I saw someone post photos of their terrapin that they had done up with the cart attached. I never realized that the poles were spaced far enough apart to do that. I wonder if it was intentional on Reaper’s part?

      • kennynines says:

        As a proud son of the great state of Maryland,, as well as a fan of the Grateful Dead, I wholeheartedly support the use of terrapins in all situations (Even basketball).

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