This past week I painted the “Deep Gnome Rogue”, and “Deep Gnome Captain”, from the Bones 4 Darkreach Expansion.
I prepped the figures in the usual way, soaking the parts in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying them. I then glued them to 7/8" black-primed fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I then glued the washers onto a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s white glue.
I began by painting the skin on both of them with Americana “Sable Brown”. I then painted the tunic on the Rogue, and shirt on the Captain with Americana “Charcoal Grey”. After that, I painted the cape on the Rogue and the leggings on the Captain with Americana “Asphaltum”.
I decided at that point that I didn’t like the Rogue’s leggings being orange, so I repainted them with Accent “Mustard Seed”. I also used the “Mustard Seed” to paint the cuffs of the Captain’s tunic. I then painted the Rogue’s gloves, and the Captain’s scabbard and dagger grip, with Reaper MSP HD “Umber Brown”. After that, I painted all the metal bits, weapons and armor, with Americana “Zinc”.
Next, I painted the handle of the Captain’s axe with Americana “Light Cinnamon”, and then I painted their hair with Americana “Grey Sky”. I then painted their armor, weapons and assorted metal parts with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”. I let the figures dry for a while. and then gave their faces, and the Captain’s ears and hands, a coat of Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash. When that wash was dry, I gave their clothes a coat of Citadel “Agrax Earthshade”. Another drying break and then I finished the washes by giving a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash to their hair, armor, and weapons.
When all the washes were dry, I painted their eyes, and then highlighted their skin with a mix of the base “Sable Brown”, and Americana “Fawn”. I then highlighted theRogue’s tunic and the Captain’s shirt with Folk Art “Dark Brown”, and then mixed a little Americana “Mississippi Mud” in for lighter highlights. After that, I highlighted the Rogue’s cape with Nicole’s Brown".
Next, I highlighted their hair with Americana “Snow White”, and then highlighted the Rogue’s scabbards and belt with Americana “Zinc”. I then highlighted the Captain’s belt, pouches, and scabbard with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige, followed by lighter highlights using Americana "Khaki Tan”. After that, I highlighted their weapons armor and other metal bits with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”.Lastly, I painted both their bases with Americana “Mississippi Mud”.
I let the figures dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. I then used some white glue to glue some fine sand to their bases. When the sand was dry, I painted it with a coat of Americana “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 figures with Testor’s Dullcote".
I’m really happy with this pair. To be fair, the facial sculpts come with a ton of character, so making these two look good was an easier task.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2020/07/deep-gnome-rogue-and-deep-gnome-captain.html
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