Bones Beetle Swarms: Figures 39 & 40 of 265

Chris Palmer

This week I finished of two of the Bones beetle swarm figures.  I prepped these as usual, soaking them in water and dish soap first, then rinsing and drying.  I then primed them black with Krylon’s Camouflage Flat Black with Fusion, as I planned to paint them mostly with drybrushing.  I also planned to use these figures with my 10mm armies for our Fantasy, Ancients & Medieval  mass-combat rules, “Bear Yourselves Valiantly”; so I based them a little differently than usual, using a black primed 3” x 1.5” steel base, which is the standard unit size for our rules.  I thought these figures would make great giant beetle swarms in 10mm. (They would for 15mm, too)

These were very quick to paint.  I began by painting some of the larger exposed ground areas between the beetles with GW “Graveyard Earth”, then I  did a heavy drybrushing with Americana “Asphaltum”

I then did a lighter drybrushing with DecoArt Cinnamon Brown, and finally a highlighting drybrushing with Americana “Sable Brown”.  After this had dried, I painted the figures with Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”.  I let them sit over night, and the next day I flocked them.  Then after that had a chance to dry, I sprayed the stand with Testor’s “Dullcoat”.  Finally, I applied the unit stats label we use for these rules to the base.

I think they turned out good, and I’m pleased with how they look with 10mm figures.  They give a nice impression of a horde of giant flesh eating crypt-beetles about to swarm a unit.

Figures 39 & 40: Complete

via All Bones About It

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