This past week I painted the “Dark Elf Male Warrior” from the Bones 4 Darkreach Expansion in my continuing effort to concentrate on working my way through this Expansion.
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 brown-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.
I began by painting all the armor with Ceramcoat “Black”. When dry, I drybrushed the armor with Folk Art Color Shift “Black Flash”. I then painted the face and hands with Reaper MSP “Dark Elf Skin”.
Next, I highlighted the cape with a mix of the base “Zinc” and some of the “Grey Sky”. I then added a decorative stripe along the bottom edge of the cape using the “Cranberry Wine” highlighted with mixing in some of the “Tutti Frutti”. After that, I highlighted his hair with Americana “Snow White”. I then did highlights on the belt and scabbard with some of the “Zinc”, and highlighted the pouch with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”. I also used the Territorial Beige to highlight the crossbow. I then painted the binding on the crossbow with Americana “Khaki Tan”.
After that I painted the sword, belt buckle, and the metal parts of the dagger and crossbow with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”. I followed with giving them light highlights with some Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”. Lastly, I painted the entire base with Americana “Mississippi Mud”.
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. I then used some white glue to glue some fine sand to the base. When the sand was dry, I painted it with a coat of the “Charcoal Grey”. When this was dry, I drybrushed the sand with the “Mississippi Mud”, and then with some Apple Barrel “Rock Grey”; lastly I drybrushed it with a little Americana “Dove Grey”.
Another overnight dry, and I sprayed the figure with Testor’s Dullcote".
I’m really happy with how this figure turned out. This was my first time using Reaper’s Dark Elf Skin Triad and I’m very happy with the outcome.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2020/05/dark-elf-male-warrior-bones-4-darkreach.html
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