Wednesday, May 21, 2014

He's a real trooper...

The finished version of the Reaper BONES figure.  As you can see, I added a few diodes to inject some color, as well as a little bit of rust and weathering.

I have a bunch more of these, so I think it will be fun to paint them up in a nice full sized squad. :-)

I guess I will have lots of stuff to bring to Reapercon next year!

Paintin' 'Dem Bones

As I was waiting for other stuff to dry, I slapped some colors on this fun Reaper Bones miniature.

I tossed a few of the spent shells from Secret Weapon Miniatures to enhance the base.  As usual, I start out with the Shaded Basecoat.

And so the glazing begins.  I was not completely sure what color direction I wanted to go.  Originally it was going to be urban camo, but I went with a simpler gray theme instead.

I used a variety of paints here... Reaper liner paints, the Vallejo Black Shade, and Secret Weapon Washes.

I started working back into the midtones...

From midtones to lighter shades.

As I worked in the lighter midtones, I tried to get some nice variation in the grays.  Some were warmer, and others were tinted to be more green, blue, and so on.

This is what it looked like before I added some simple weathering in the form of rust.  I will have the completed pics tomorrow!

Yes, every day still looks like this too.  Groundhog day all over again.  And again.  Shipping disks, shipping more disks.  Remember, if you want to switch from the download to the physical media, just give me a holler at the Gmail address in the last 4 updates.