Daily Archives: September 9, 2019

Italian Renaissance Figures


This was a rare weekend at home in which I was able to play games AND paint figures.  Given the amount of travel I have had to do for work, it was fun to focus a fair amount of the weekend to my hobby.  I have had a pack of figures from Eureka that are Italian Renaissance duelists and assorted bystanders.  I like the figures, but frankly, the sheer riot of color for the Italian Renaissance had me continue to push this project deeper and deeper into the queue.  I didn’t want to start this project and then have it languish on the painting table for weeks or months.

The figures had enough relief on them that they were easy to paint.

These were fun to paint, because I was completely unconstrained on which colors I could use.

I will use these with Blood and Swash.  It will essentially be the same as my pirate tavern games, but with different figures.

from Buck’s Blog http://bucksurdu.com/blog/?p=9136
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Terror Fish: Bones 4 Dreadmere Figure

Chris Palmer

     This past week I painted theTerror Fish, from the Bones 4 Dreadmere Expansion.
     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 thought the figure reminded me a bit of those deep sea fish that have the little illuminated antenna that hover over their head to attract prey; so I set about modifying the figure to resemble one of those.  First, I sliced off one of the spikes on its head.  I then drilled a little hole where the spike was, and inserted a a short bit of translucent plastic string I had; gluing it in place with superglue.
     I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued it to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmers glue.
     For fun I thought I’d base the color scheme off of the Dory character from the animated movie “Finding Nemo”.  Dory is based on a real fish called a Royal Blue Tang.

      I began by painting the body of the fish with Americana ‘True Blue".  I then painted markings on the body as close as I could to those that appear on Dory, and I painted the eyes, with Ceramcoat “Black”.   When all the paint was dry, I gave the painted areas a wash with Citadel Nuln Oil wash.

     Next, I painted his tail fin and side spikes with Accent “Golden Harvest”.  After that, I painted the inside of his mouth with Apple Barrel “Apple Lt. Pink”, and his teeth with with Americana “Bleached Sand”.

     I then painted the tip of his antenna with Tamiya “Clear Yellow”, and then gave the inside of his mouth a coat of Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash.  After that, I gave his teeth, tail, and side fins a coat of Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash", and then painted the rim of his eyes with Americana “Grey Sky”.

     Next, I highlighted his body with Reaper MSP Bones ‘Tropical Blue", and highlighted his tail and side spikes with Crafter’s Acrylic “Bright Yellow”.  After that, I highlighted his feet and his black markings with Citadel “The Fang”, mixed with some of the base “Black”; and then highlighted his teeth with Crafters Acrylic “Light Antique White”.   I also highlighted his antenna dot with some of the “Bright Yellow” with a dot of Americana “Snow White”.  I also used this white to add eye highlight dots.   Lastly, I painted the entire base with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.
      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”.   When the “Dullcote” was dry, I went back and hit its eyes, the light dot on his antenna,  and this teeth with a little Americana “DuraClear Gloss” varnish.

     I’m really happy with how killer Dory came out. 🙂   I like the addition of the light antenna, and I think the color scheme is kind of fun.

via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2019/09/terror-fish-bones-4-dreadmere-figure.html
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