Miniature Monday – Mister Bones


Hey there! What are you doing here? This graveyeard is sacred ground, and trespassers will be… buried!

After some “rest” last week (not really, but, you know… :p) we managed to paint a Mister Bones mini each. Yay!

Dirk chose a classic crypt keeper theme, with bluish greys and browns:


As you see, he used a very limited color palette, which works just great for such a gloomy project. Also note the lighting effect, which is very subtle but a good idea for this mini and its lamp! Dirk used the chance to try some OSL-techniques (mostly a brightness difference between front and back plus a lamplight-colored shine on the cloak here and there) and is happy with the result πŸ™‚


My color scheme is even more reduced (as was my available time), since I painted Mister Bones as a (animated?) stone statue:


As you see, he’s just plain grey stone, grey base with drybrush and washes, plus a quick eye-glow effect… it didn’t take much time but has a nice look to it, I think!


That’s it for this week, but if you have pictures sitting in your phone or on your disk, feel free to mail them! We’ll just update this article πŸ™‚

And to all our readers: What have you been up to lately? Did you have busy days, or are you rather enjoying (or enduring) the weather?

Coming next:

05/16/16 Big Monster Part I: β€œChimera” Preparations & Basic Colors (Bones II Core Set)

Want to participate in next week’s post? Email the pictures of your minis until 01/15/16 to

–>Β  new address:Β  MondayMiniature@fantasymail.deΒ  (It’s a .de domain, in case emails are bouncing)

05/23/16 Big Monster Part II: β€œChimera” The Final Result (Bones II Core Set)

05/30/16 β€œBloodmane, Gnoll Warrior” (Bones II Core Set)

06/06/16 Dragon Hatchlings Part II: β€œBlueβ€œ and β€œGreenβ€œ (Bones II Core Set)

06/13/16 Cassiatta, female Dark Knight (Bones II Core Set)

06/20/16 Nakayama Hayato, Iconic Samurai (Bones II Core Set)

06/27/16 Amiri, Iconic Barbarian (Bones II Core Set)

07/04/16 BasiliskΒ (Bones II Core Set)

07/11/16 Rogan, Half Orc Rogue (Bones II Core Set)

after that… perhaps some classical or strange dungeon monsters? Or demons?

(Wishes? Ideas? Tell us via email or in the comments!)

This entry was posted by Antonia & Dirk Vogel.

7 thoughts on “Miniature Monday – Mister Bones

  1. I had a very busy week last week – I was travelling all week away from my family for a major job interview. But now I’m back and ready to paint!

    If you’re feeling lonely and want to attract more visitors, I might suggest posting over on the reaper forums. People there are very friendly, and I would wager many have a bunch of bones on their shelf and are looking for direction. That’s how I found the site in the first place.

    • Hey William!
      Thanks for the input – the reaper forums are a great idea! And while I’m at it, perhaps also somewhere one facebook, I think there’s a group “Paint my BONES”, where we also could find some interested painters…
      We’ll see how that works πŸ™‚
      Anyway, we’re looking forward to see more minis from you and everyone else πŸ˜€

    • Hey Riffle, sorry for the slow response in approving the comment, it somehow got stuck. Anyway:

      Yes, the kraken is absolutely a great mini, and it’s absolutely on my to-do list πŸ˜‰ My players know that and wonder when they will encounter it… they’re lucky I don’t have that much time atm. But I guess we can do a “monster special” someday, perhaps with a monster of the painter’s choice, so everyone can use their favourite “big nasty” from Bones II.

      And since we have at least one D&D campaign featuring pirates, I’m sure we’ll find room for sea creatures πŸ˜€

  2. Hi all. I love the OSL Dirk did. I think his mini has very much atmosphere, a real lonely dark feeling. well done.

  3. I’ve been watching for a long time, but have never submitted any pics. I haven’t been painting much this spring so I’ll have to get busy and work on something from the Bones II list. I really like Mr. Bones as a statue. I may have to do that myself. Keep up the good work! There are probably a lot of us who look and don’t post anything.

    • Hey Jim, thanks for the uplifting words πŸ™‚ And yes, have a go with the Bones II range – despite some stressful times I really like painting and working on small, manageable projects. If you ever decide to submit pictures, we’ll be happy to show them on these pages πŸ™‚

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