I continued to work on the the Bones 4 Darkreach Expansion his past week, and painted the “Deep Gnome Warrior”.
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 7/8" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.
I began by painting the figure entirely with Ceramcoat “Black”. When the Black was dry, I drybrushed the figure with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”. I then drybrushed the gnome with some Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver, and then passed over it with a lighter drybrush of Citadel "Mithril Silver”.
I then painted his ears, and the area of his face within the visor with Americana “Sable Brown” and then his axe handle with Crafter’s Acrylic “Cinnamon Brown”. After that, I painted his gauntlets and belt with Americana “Charcoal Grey”, his pouch with Americana “Terra Cotta”, and his scabbards with Apple Barrel “Burnt Sienna”.
I then highlighted the axe handle by drybrushing it with some Americana “Mississippi Mud”, and I highlighted the gauntlets and his boots with Nicole’s “Brown”. After that, I highlighed the pouch with a mix of the base “Terra Cotta”, and some Ceramcoat “Maple Sugar Tan”, and the tassel with some Americana “Snow White”. Next, I highlighted the scabbards with some Crafter’s Acrylic “Orange Spice”, and the fabric in the opening in his chain mail with the base “Territorial Beige” mixed with a little of the “Fawn”. I then went around and did spot highlights on the armor and weapons with the “Mithril 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".
This was a fun little figure to paint. Doing the eyes within the visor was a real challenge, but I think it really adds to this figure to have him peering out of his helmet. These gnome sculpts have a lot of character and I look forward to working on the rest of the set.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2020/06/deep-gnome-warrior-bones-4-darkreach.html
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