Crystal Formations: Bones 4 “Darkreach” Translucent Figures

Chris Palmer

   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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