Oman Ruul, Wizard: Bones 4 Figure

      This past week I painted “Oman Ruul, Wizard” from the Bones 4 Greybeards set.  
      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 trimmed the figure’s integral base a little, and glued the figure to a 1″ plastic base with some superglue.  I then placed the figure in my painting grip.   

     I began by painting his face and hands with Reaper MSP “Rosy Skin”.  I then painted his robes with Pathfinder MSP “Urgathea Red”, and his cape with Reaper MSP HD “Indigo Blue”. 

     Next, I painted his collar, hat, and sash with Anita’s “Violet”, and his shoes with Americana “Cranberry Wine”.  After that, I painted his beard and hair with Americana “Zinc”, and his bracelet and the skull emblem on the back of his collar with Americana “Antique Gold”.

         I let everything dry for a while, and then I gave his face and arms a coat of Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash.  When this was dry, I gave his entire outfit and beard a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash.  When these washes were dry, I panted his eyes, and then did his teeth with Americana “Bleached Sand”  After that, I highlighted his skin with the base “Rosy skin”, and some Reaper MSP “Rosy Highlight”.

        I then highlighted his robes with the base “Urgathea Red”, and then mixed in a little Reaper MSP ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Pink” for further highlighting.  After that, I highlighted his cape with the base “Rich Indigo”, and then mixed in a little Reaper MSP “Frosty Blue” for further highlighting.  I followed that by highlighting his collar, hat, and sash with the base “Violet”, and then mixed in a little Apple Barrel “Apple Lavender” for further highlights.

     Next, I highlighted his shoes with the base “Cranberry Wine” with a little of the “Breast Cancer Awareness Pink” mixed in.  I then highlighted his beard and hair with the base Z’inc”, and then mixed in a little Crafters Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey”.  After that I painted his bracelet and the skull on his collar with Folk Art Metallics “Pure Gold”, and highlighted it with some Ceramcoat “Wedding Gold”.  

     I then worked on the orb, painting it with Citadel Contrast “Templar Black”.  When that was dry, I repainted it with Folk Art “Color Shift” “Black Flash”.  While it was still wt, I added in thin swirls of Deco Art Metallic “Festive Red”.  Lastly, I painted the figure’s base with the “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 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 figure with Testor’s Dullcote”.   When the “Dullcote” was dry, I went back and repainted the orb with a little Americana “DuraClear Gloss” varnish.   

     I’m really happy with how this guy turned out.  I had originally planned to do the orb as a glowing light blue color, but I chickened out in the end not wanting to risk the paint job I had done.  So, I went with more of a loose LOTR Palantir look. 

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Author: Chris Palmer

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