This past week I painted the Klaus Copperthumb, Dwarf Thief, figure from theBones 3 Dwarves set. I have a Frostgrave warband of Dwarves that I never quite finished, that began with a couple Dwarf figures from Bones 2 as the Thaumaturge Wizard and Apprentice. I had been waiting for all the Dwarves in Bones 3 to help fill out the missing soldiers in the group, and selected this figure to start with, to be one of the warband’s Thieves.
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 then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" 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 by giving the figure a wash with heavily thinned Reaper “Grey Liner” using a wet brush. When that was dry, I painted his face with Games Workshop “Dwarf Flesh”. I then painted his cape with Americana “Zinc”, and his pants with Americana “Charcoal Grey”.
Next, I painted his undershirt with Americana “Mississippi Mud”, and his tunic with Crafter’s Acrylic “Navy Blue”. I then did all his leather equipment and boots with Black and after that, painted the boot tops with Apple Barrel “Burnt Sienna”.
After that I painted the hair and mustache with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”, and the handles of his axes with Folk Art “Teddy Bear Brown”. Then, there were also some small bags/pouches on his belt that I painted with Americana “Khaki Tan”. I let everything dry for a while, then I gave the figure’s face and hair a wash with some Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” using a wet brush. I let that dry, and then I gave the rest of the figure a wash with some Citadel “Nuln Oil” using a wet brush as well.
When the wash was dry, I painted his eyes, and then highlighted his skin with a mix of Crafter’s Acrylic “Flesh”, and the base “Dwarf Flesh”. I then highlighted his hair and mustache with the “Teddy Bear Brown”. Next, I did highlights on his cape with Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey”, and his tunic with Ceramcoat “Denim Blue”. I then highlighted all his black leather parts and boots with Citadel “The Fang”, followed by his undershirt with Americana “Khaki”, and his boot tops with Americana “Terra Cotta”. After that, I highlighted his axe handles with Americana “Sable Brown, and the little bags/pouches with Americana "Antique White”
Lastly, I painted the figure’s integral base with Black. When the Black was dry, I drybrushed the bases with some Apple Barrel “Rock Grey”, and then some Folk Art “Platinum Grey”.
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave him a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".
I am happy with how this fellow came out. He’ll be a great addition to my Dwarf warband.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2017/07/klaus-copperthumb-dwarf-thief.html
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