This past week I painted the Kallaguk, Troll King, figure from the Bones 2 Swamp Things set. My Bones 3 box arrived as I was working on this figure, so it will probably be my last Bones 2 figure for a while. 🙂
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 was a little worried about this sculpt, as it has a tendency to lean forward due to the large gut, and very small ankles to support it. My concern was that even if I set him upright again using the hot water method, the weight of his stomach would just pull him forward again.
So, I decided that a small support pole under the belly might be the best thing to assure he maintained his status as an upright citizen. I drilled a small hole in his base, and then cut a section of paper clip to fit up through it. I then bent the paper clip in an “L” shape, and cut a notch under the base to fit the horizantal bottom of the “L”.
I then inserted the paperclip section and glued the figure to a black-primed 1.5" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.
I began painting by doing his skin with Vallejo “Brown Violet”, and then doing his belly and the insides of his arms and legs with Reaper MSP Bones “Dungeon Slime”. I then painted his groin hair and beard with Vallejo “Olive Drab”.
I then painted the little dingle dangles on his club with various colors sitting around my painting table, and then turned to the little pustules on his stomach and arms, painting them with Folk Art “Barnyard Red”. Then, after everything had a while to dry, I gave the figure a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash using a wet brush. When the wash was dry, I drybrushed all his scaly outer skin with Aleene’s “Dusty Khaki”, and then painted the spikes on his back with Black.
I’m generally happy with how he turned out. It’s not a great paint job, but it gets the figure done.
On Thursday I think I will post an article on doing some weapon conversions, since I have all those cool new weapon sprues. Then on next Monday I will post my first Bones 3 figure.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2017/06/kallaguk-troll-king-bones-2-figure.html
from Tumblr http://tumblr.hawks-club.org/post/161734587263