This past week I painted a pair of the Spirit Beasts from the Bones 4 Dreadmere Expansion. There was something about this figure that made me think of the Patronuses in the Harry Potter books and movies (And, yes, that is the proper plural; I looked it up!) So, I decided to try for that glowing white/blue appearance that is the key feature of their appearance.
I prepped the figures in the usual way, soaking the parts 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 assembled the figures with Gorilla Superglue gel. After that, I glued them to 1.25" black-primed fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I then glued the washers onto a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s white glue.
I was going to try these with my new Citadel Contrast Paint, as I thought that would be ideal to give them their blue shadows. So, I began by prepping them by painting them entirely with Americana “Snow White”.
I then made a mix of some of the Citadel Contrast “Tallasar Blue”, and some of the blue-tinged Citadel Contrast “Space Wolves Grey”. I thinned this mix with a couple drops of water, and then applied it to the entire figures
When the Contrast coat was dry, I drybrushed the figures with some of the “Snow White”, and then went back and painted further highlights directly with a brush using the “Snow White”.
The shot below, using the camera’s flash, helps improve the “glowing” effect I think. 🙂
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2020/02/spirit-beast-bones-4-dreadmere-figure.html
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