Hell Hounds: Bones 4 Fan Favorites Figure

Chris Palmer

     This past week I painted the Hell Hounds from the Bones 4 Fan Favorites Expansion.   When I first saw these, I had the idea that I’d like to get two of the sitting version of the Hound to paint as innocuous statues, perhaps for guarding a gate or doorway, and then use the two standing versions to  paint as their demonic counterparts; that the statues would change into when anyone got too close to what they were guarding.
     I then lucked out and found a second copy of the sitting one in the flea market at our club’s gaming convention a couple weeks ago.
       I prepped the figures in the usual way, soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying them.  I then glued the two sitting figures to  black-primed 1" fender washer, and the two standing figures to black-primed 1.25" fender washers, all with Aleene’s Tacky glue.  I then glued the figures in pairs onto tongue depressors.

     I began by painting the two seated hounds entirely with Americana “Charcoal”.  When that was dry, I gave them both a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash.

     When the wash was dry, I drybrushed them with some Americana “Neutral Grey” mixed with a little of the “Charcoal”, and then just the plain “Neutral Grey”.  After that, I painted their neck rings with Americana “Asphaltum”, and then dabbed them with a little Accent “Golden Oxide”.   Lastly, I painted their bases with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.
      I let them dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to apply a sand mixture onto their bases.

   I then started work on the standing versions.  I wanted to try a bit of a lava/interior heat effect, and I didn’t feature having to hand paint all the teeny tiny cracks sculpted into the hounds, so I thought I’d try it in a bit of short cut way.
     I began by panting them entirely with Reaper MSP Bones “Cinnamon Red”.

          I then drybrushed the hounds with the “Charcoal”.

          Next, I drybrushed them with some Ceramcoat “Black”.  I then tried an experiment on the left one, and gave it a coat of thinned Iron Wind Metals “Yellow” ink.  That looked really bad, so I then tired hand painting the cracks with Reaper MSP “Golden Glow”.  I just wasn’t happy. with the results.

     So, I did what I had tried to avoid, and painted all the cracks individually; this time with Americana “Tangerine”.  I then painted the crack centers with Crafter’s Acrylic “Bright Yellow”.    I painted the eyes and teeth with the Bright Yellow" as well, and then gave the eyes and teeth all highlights with Apple Barrel “Lemon Chiffon”.  After that, I painted their neck rings with Americana “Asphaltum”, and then dabbed them with a little Accent “Golden Oxide”.   Lastly, I painted their bases with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.,
      I let them dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to apply a sand mixture onto their bases. 
  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed all four hounds with Testor’s “Dullcote”.

          Well, they won’t win any painting awards, but for gaming use I think they turned out okay.  Those cracks in the dogs were just so small to paint properly…

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