Daily Archives: July 11, 2019

Gencon Preparations — Oathsworn Squirrel

Rob Dean

With Gencon now just a few weeks away, it’s time to temporarily set aside the historical work (regardless of how motivated I might be) and finish up the last few figures needed to run the games that my brother and I are signed up for.  
Since I’m now feeling a little time pressure, I decided that this would be a speed painting practice run as well.  I needed 50 minutes to finish this figure, so I need to work a little harder before the convention.  I’ll hope to have the basing done by this weekend, and the warband sheets filled out and laminated as well.

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Fungal Guardian: Bones 4 Darkreach Figure

Chris Palmer

  This past week I painted the Fungal Guardian from the Bones 4 Darkreach Expansion set.  This will conclude the mushroom people from that set that I am painting.  There were two small mushroom “children” called Fungoids in the set, but I felt they were too cartoony and almost Chibi looking, and didn’t fit with the rest stylistically.
        I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added and then rinsing and drying.   I then trimmed the base a little and glued the figure to a black primed 1.25" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue.  I then set the washer in my painting grip.

     I began by painting the entire body with Folk Art “Celadon Green”.  I then painted the cap with Crafter’s Acrylic “Navy Blue”, and the tendrils with Folk Art “Cloudy Day”.

     Next, I painted the growth on the back of the head, and the two little nodules on the right hand, with Crafter’s Acrylic “Orange Spice”.  I let the figure dry for a while and then I gave the entire thing, except the growth on the back of the head, a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash.  When the wash was dry, I then gave the growth on the back of the head a coat of Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash.

     After all he washes were good and dry, I highlighted the cap by drybrushing it with, first, Ceramcoat “Denim Blue”, and then some Apple Barrel “Apple Scotch Blue”.   I then panted the eyes with Crafter’s Acrylic “Daffodil Yellow”; and next did the highlights on the body with the base “Celadon Green”, followed by some lighter highlights with Americana “Snow White”.  After that, I highlighted the tendrils with Crafter’s Acrylic “Cool Blue”. I also highlighted the growth on his head with the base “Orange Spice” and then some Crafter’s acrylic “Pure Pumpkin”.
    Next, I painted the entire base with Americana “Zinc”.  When dry, I gave the base a coat of some of the “Nuln Oil” wash.  When the wash was dry, I gave it a light drybrush with some Americana “Neutral Grey” followed by Americana “Dove Grey”
      I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.     Then, another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".

     I’m happy with how this one turned out.  I like the splash of color the orange adds.  I’ll be glad to take a break from painting mushroom now. 🙂
     Below is my Darkreach Mushroom-folk and Shrieking Mushroom collection (minus the Fungoids.)   There are also a pair of translucent purple mushrooms in the Darkreach set, but I’m waiting on those; as I’m trying to figure out a way to illuminate them…

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