Suit of Armor: Bones 5 Figures

     This past week I continued to work on the Bones 5 Core Armory set and painted up a pair of the “Suit of Armor ” figures.  I had one from the Core Set, and one from an additional Armory set I had pledged for from the Core break out offerings .  
     I prepped the figures in the usual way, soaking them 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 each of them to a 7/8″ grey-primed metal washer with some Aleene’s Tacky glue.  I then glued the figures to a large craft stick with a couple drops of Elmer’s glue. 

     I began by painting the figures entirely with Ceramcoat “White”.  I let that dry, and then gave both pieces a complete coat of slightly thinned Citadel Contrast “Templar Black”.

     When the “Templar Black was dry, I drybrushed them with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”.  I then did follow-up drybrush coats with Reaper MSP “Polished Silver”, and a lighter final drybrush with Reaper MSP “Sophie Silver”

     Next, I gave the support pole on the back of each figure a coat of Citadel Contrast “Snakebite Leather”.  After that, I painted the belt on each one with Crafter’s Acrylic “Cinnamon Brown”, and the platform each stands on with Ceramcoat “Charcoal”.

     I then gave the belts a wash with Citadel Shade “Agrax Earthshade”, and the platforms a wash of Citadel Shade “Nuln Oil”.  I let those washes dry, and then I highlighted the belts with Americana “Sable Brown”, and I did a drybrush highlighting on each platform with Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey”.  I also added highlights to the support poles with DecoArt Dazzling Metallics “Bright Brass”.  Lastly, I went back and did some spot highlights on some of the rivets with the “Sophie Silver”.

     I let the figures dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.   Another overnight dry, and I sprayed the figures with Testor’s “Dullcote”. 

     I happy with how these turned out with a quick paint job on them.  Not perfect, but just right for some nice scenery.

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Author: Chris Palmer

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