This past week I also painted the translucent Crystal Formations from the Bones 4 Darkreach Expansion Set. They seemed like a nice quick side project to work on while I painted other stuff.
I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added and then rinsing and drying. I then glued the largest to a black primed 1" fender washer, and the two smaller to 7/8" black primed fender washers, with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I then glued the washers to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue each.
To begin, I gave the crystals all a wash with some thinned Iron Wind Metals “Purple” ink. When dry, I painted one facet on each crystal point with some Folk Art “Color Shift” Purple Flash". I then gave one facet on each of the crystals’ shafts, located opposite the side of the point I just painted, a wash with a mix of Vallejo Game Ink “Black” mixed with some of the “Purple” ink.
When the ink had dried, I painted the bases with Americana “Neutral Grey”, and when dry, I gave the bases a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash. When the wash was dry, I drybrushed the based with some Folk Art “Platinum Grey”.
I let the crystals dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. Once again I decided not to spray varnish these as I have had some issues in the past with the translucent figures getting a little tacky after a while. So, to finish up, I painted the crystals with Americana “DuraClear Gloss” varnish to give them a nice shine.
I’m really happy with these. The addition of the color-shift paint really makes an interesting and somewhat realistic looking reflective pattern.
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