Shadow Painted as a Ghost Archipelago Souldweller

Chris Palmer

   I thought I’d throw in a bonus Thursday figure since it ended up being a really quick one to complete.    I just finished painting up one of the Reaper purple translucent “Shadow” figures to represent a Souldweller from the Ghost Archipelago rules.  This figure was originally released as part of the Bones 2, Expansion 2, set; though I got mine via a regular order from Reaper.   A Souldweller is an immaterial demon, described in the rules as a human form made up of black smoke.  I thought the translucent figure would be perfect for representing this.
     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, when the glue was dry,  I put it in my Citadel painting grip.

      I began by giving the enitre figure a coating of Black ink.

     Then when the ink was dry, I lightly drybrushed the figure with a 50/50 mix of Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey” and Apple Barrel “Apple Lavender”. Next, I painted it’s eyes with Reaper MSP “Holly Berry”, and then added pupils with Reaper MSP “Golden Glow”. 
     Lastly, I painted the figure’s base with Ceramcoat “Walnut”.
     I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the base.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".

I really like how this turned out.   It’s probably too “material” looking to truly look like a demon made of smoke, but I think it comes as near as you can, and still use a solid figure.  It might not look smokey, but it does sure looks spooky, in my opinion!

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