Friday, July 12, 2013

Bones: Completed Giants and Warforged

In between playing Borderlands 2 and working at my job, I mostly finished another 3 Bones figures: the two giants and warforged. I still need to paint the bases and seal them, but that shouldn't take very long at all.
The figures were no harder to paint than metal figures. I had a bit of a problem when drybrushing the hair on the giants, in that the brush pulled off the basecoat. But since it pulled the base coat off the highlights, it was a simple matter to just put down the drybrush color on the exposed plastic. I can tell where I did it, but it's no worse than any other highlighting job.
Next step is to do the 4 flesh golems/zombies. I'm going to dry a basecoat of a light green ("orc flesh", per the bottle label), followed by a very heavy drybrush of a very pale pastel pink/peach color. I'm hoping that will give me a creepy green-tinged caucasian flesh tone.

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  1. Nice, and I'm impressed at the speed you got them done in!

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  2. What paint are you using? And how long was it dry before you went to highlight them? I am worried mine might pull the paint off too when I do them . . .

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  3. I'm using a mix of Reaper Pro Paint and Privateer Press P3. Most of the dry brush has worked pretty well - I did the zombies in two sets this morning, with about 3 hours drying time between each coat, and the base coat stayed on despite a heavy drybrush. I think with the giants' hair it was a combination of an especially watery paint and only giving it about half an hour to dry.

    If you're worried, I'd definitely put a couple of hours to a half day between coats. Doing that is annoying, since it means either working with an unmanageable number of figures (I can't keep track of more than 12 at a time) or taking several days to do a figure with multiple layers.

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    1. Ah, okay. I tend to do a layer a day, so it shouldn't be an issue for me.

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