Mini Monday’s: Bare Bones Post
So I finally got to try out bones. How can that be you ask? Well, it all started when I noticed I was missing a few critical paint colors for something else I was working on, so I went to Reaper, to order some bronze paint. As is so often the case, I walked out with more than that.
Though I mostly stuck to paint pots, getting about a dozen colors I happened to be lacking, I also decided to pick up a mini or two from the bones line so I could see how they paint. Want the scoop? Keep reading.
The short answer is that it was a blast to paint this guy. Just as the rumors say, the bones material needs no primer to paint, though if you use a base coat that is watered down by more than half, you may want to consider priming as the paint slides easily across the smooth surface of the model for the first coat or two.
I had a lot of fun, and was able to try layer subtle washes and dry brushing (note to self: with dry brushing more is less.)I think it turned out really well, but I’ll let the rest of you be the judge.
By request, here is a new picture of the worm. This time I tried a two point lighting scheme and a cheap infinite backdrop (poster board.) I also made sure the camera was in focus. This new picture really shows how well the back turned out, I think.
I was asked how I painted this model, so for those of you that are curious I did the following:
- Base coat of dark purple watered down two to one.
- The back I painted dark brown (3:1), and then I painted the higher spots a medium brown (3:1.)
- The front I painted violet (3:1) , and the higher spots magenta (pretty watered down.)
- I then drybrushed the back with tan, and then to a lesser degree with white.
- The front I drybrushed with pink.
- I then rewashed the back with tan, and the front with purple to reduce the effect of the dry brushing, which was too stark.
- The mouth was painted dark red, then straight red, and the teeth were painted an off white, highlighted with an off white.
- The sides I painted tan, and drybrushed with beige.
As I promised last week, My friend Clint and I decided to do a mini a week, but the same mini (or as close as we could manage.) This week is the ork I promised.
The first picture is mine, and I was happy with how it turned out, but you can see that I was defeated soundly in this round. There’s always next week though, practice makes perfect. My favorite part? That we both chose a bad moon color scheme without prior discussion on the subject.