Daily Archives: June 19, 2017

Death Star Lilies: Bones 3 Figures

Chris Palmer

    This past week I began work on my new Bones 3 stuff, and to start painting I chose the pair of Death Star Lilies from the Stoneskull Expansion set: something not too complex, yet colorful, and fun to work on.
     I prepped these 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 the figures to black-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figures to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue under each washer.

     I began by painting the bottom potions of the plants with Crafter’s Acrylic “African Violet”.  When dry, I drybrushed the ridges and spines with Apple Barrel “Apple Lavender”.  I then painted all the tentacles with Reaper MSP “Christmas Wreath”.

     Next, I painted the petals, (the outside of the petals specifically on the opened lily), with Crafter’s Acrylic “Daffodil Yellow”.  I then painted the edges of the petals with Reaper MSP “Holly Berry”.  After the “Holly Berry” had a while to dry, I ran some Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash down the seams between the petals on the closed lily.    When the wash was dry, I highlighted the petals with Apple Barrel “Lemon Chiffon”, and some plain “White”.  I then used the White to paint all the little teeth running down the edges of the petals.  After that, I highlighted the tentacles with Crafter’s Acrylic “Wild Green”.

     I then worked on finishing the open lily.  I begn by painting the inside of the petals with Americana “Margarita”.  After that, I fixed up the petal edges with the “Holly Berry”, and also used this color to paint the central circle of the plant, and the pistil.  While the “Holly Berry” was still wet, I blended it with Crafter’s Acrylic “Tutti Frutti” to paint the end of the pistil.

     I let everything dry for awhile, and then once again, I ran some “Agrax Earthshade” wash down the edges of the petals, and also applied some to the central circle where the bases of the petals met.    When this wash was dry, I highlighted the central circle at the base of the pistil with some Crafter’s Acrylic “Pure Pumpkin”, and the bumps on the pistil with some Crafter’s Acrylic “Cherry Blossom Pink” I then highlighted the inside of the open petals with some of the “Margarita” mixed with some White.  I then painted all the little teeth along the edges of the petals with White.
    Lastly, I painted the washers with some Ceramcoat “Walnut”.
    I let the figures dry overnight and the next morning I gave them a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. When that was dry, I flocked their bases. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed them with Testor’s Dullcote".

     I’m quite pleased with how these plants came out.  I think they have the right blend of joyous color and sinister intent.

via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2017/06/death-star-lilies-bones-3-figures.html
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Sally 4th Photorealistic Pub


The front of the Sally 4th pub

Some weeks ago, I started work on this pub from Sally 4th.  When I originally ordered it, I ordered the photorealistic sheets for the interior, but not the wooden portions.  They arrived a week or two ago, so I spent Saturday completing the building.  I named my instance of the pub the Frog and Ferkin.

The rear of the pub

The first floor (Europeans) or second floor (for Americans). Note the details of wallpaper, flooring, and rugs.

I am very pleased with the outcome of this this building.

A view of the ground floor (Europeans) or first floor (Americans)

This kit went together easily.  All the parts fit nicely.  The instructions were clear.  The only part that needed trimming was the order that goes between the two floors to provide a lip on which the top floor fits.  If you look closely in the picture below, you will see that I goofed it up a little.

Another view of the ground floor (Europeans) or first floor (Americans)

Another view of the ground floor (Europeans) or first floor (Americans). Note the detailed stairwell and fireplace.

Greg is getting excited about Sea Lion scenarios, so I’m sure the Frog and Ferkin pub will soon be a scene of action.

from Buck’s Blog http://bucksurdu.com/blog/?p=6519
from Tumblr http://tumblr.hawks-club.org/post/162004916148

Reaper Bones III Space Soldiers


Reaper Bones III Space Soldiers

This weekend Chris’ Bones III Kickstarter set arrived.  I didn’t order the Kickstarter, but I added these figures to Chris’ order.  I got them from him on Friday and worked on them over Fathers’ Day.

from Buck’s Blog http://bucksurdu.com/blog/?p=6516
from Tumblr http://tumblr.hawks-club.org/post/162004460183