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  1. The following images depict a miniature of a female sylph or fairy in natura. I am not sure if these would be in conflict with the posting guidelines or not. Better safe than sorry. First picture Second picture Third picture Clear minis are best painted by undercoating with a matte clear varnish and then transparent paints such as inks. This mini has wings in vallejo pale grey wash before citadel carroburg crimson wet blended on drucii violet. Body in thinned old citadel turquoise glaze, hair and panties in army painter green ink. The eyes are the only bits painted with normal opaque paint. As this mini does not seem to be released as of yet, I do not know who sculpted it or what it's code or official name is.
  2. Maledrakh's 77310 Water Weird

    A water weird is a water elemental that exists within / is bound to a specific body of water and that can give the heroes a nasty surprise when going for a wash or a drink. I made the mistake of using blue ink on this, which turned the whole thing too dark, which I tried to correct with drybrushes of lighter shades, but it seems I just made a mess of it. I salvaged it somewhat by dumping ancient citadel turquoise glaze on it and then gloss varnish to make it look wet. The basin was done with my basic green/gray stone combo. It ended up better than I first feared. 77310: Water Weird Reaper Bones translucent blue from the second Bones KS sculpted by Bob Ridolfi Bonesium PVC 30mm base
  3. 77097 Grave Wraith

    I try to comfom to the posting title and tags rules as laid down by the high and mighty,..please let me know if anything need to be done differently. --- So, 2017 has arrived.Time to mess about with spirits. The first series of translucent Bones were made either in orange or in a bright greenish tinge, and it seems I only ever got round to painting one or two of the green ones. We can't have that, can we? As with all the translucents, the key is to prime the model with matte varnish. I use Army Painter Anti-Shine spray for this. After that I use mainly inks as they also are translucent. I have learned the hard way that normal paints are opaque and should be kept to a minimum if I want to keep the minis even slightly translucent. For this piece I started with a liberal coating of Vallejo Green Ink, taking care to draw off exessive pooling of ink with a damp brush. After that I used some old red lidded hexpot Citadel Turquoise Glaze on the bottom half. I detailed the mini with a very light dusting of normal light bone paint on it's visible skeletal hand, and a slightly heavier drybrushing of ScaleColour Cobalt Alchemy light blue metallic on the sword and crossguard, as if it is half-materialized. I also painted the inside of the hood's cowl with ScaleColor Bloodfest Crimson (a very dark red/brown). What cannot be seen in the pictures are the pinpoint bright yellow/green eyes in the depths of the cowl. The gravestone with skulls was done in typical greys and bone-colour with a simple strong tone quickshade for effect. Now all it needs is some matte varnish to take the edge off the shinyness of the inks, but that will have to wait until springtime. 77097 Grave Wraith Reaper Bones KS1 Sculpted by Bob Ridolfi Green translucent Bonesium PVC 40m base
  4. Maledrakh's 77309: Crystal Golem

    An incredibly fast paint job, but effective nonetheless: Yes, it is actually translucent. This image is more backlit than the first. As for all the translucents, the key is to give the models a wash and an undercoat with Army Painter Anti-Shine clear spray, which gives the paints something to hang on to. (much like Lord Flashheart and Baldrick-in-a-dress's beard. Woof Woof!) For this one I chose to lay off the inks and washes, and gave it a couple of quick drybrushes with light blue and lighter blue. Evil eyes and teeth in the lightest blue, base and done. Only goes to show that simple can be effective. A nice Ice Construct for Frostgrave, or even some sort of summoned elemental demon. 77309: Crystal Golem Reaper Miniatures, Bones KS 2 Translucent blue Bonesium PVC 40mm base
  5. Maledrakh's 77366 Shadow Hound

    Ghostly apparitions seem to be a thing these days. Here is the Bones Shadow Hound, made in translucent purple: Slightly reminiscent of "Attack the Block". The thicker the plastic gets, the less translucency the mini retains. Come to think of it, I probably should have shone a light through it from behind to show the translucency properly in the photo, but since I didn't this will have to do. It would not look like that on the table anyhow. At any rate, purple quickshade ink on the whole thing, followed by blue quickshade ink on the mane/shaggy bits and some red ditto on the claws. Pop in eyes and fangs, do the base up and done. 77366: Shadow Hound Reaper Bones KS2 Translucent purple Bones PVC 30x60mm oval base from Warbases
  6. As has been a theme this year, the minis I manage to paint will all count towards the resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. My earlier attempts at painting translucent Bones miniatures did not turn out very satisfactory, mainly because the paints and inks I used were rejected by the Bones material, and did not stick to the mini as I wanted, due to a lack of undercoat. And then I really screwed the pooch by using too-opaque paints. Oh well, live and learn. This time around I have undercoated the translucents with Army Painter Anti-Shine Clear Varnish Spray. That certainly made a difference! These are my first two experiments with this: The 97267 Slime was originally clear. I did a simple wash of Army Painter Soft Tone Quickshade Ink (the water based one in a dropper bottle, not the tinned oil based furniture stain used for dipping) turned it into a perfectly serviceable Ochre Jelly. That is still translucent! I used one of the oval bases from Warbases for this model. They are such a find! And saves on shelf space compared to round bases. The Shadow Tenctacle Spell Effects were originally purple. I enhanced them with a wash of Vallejo Purple Ink. I think this lot actually turned out very well, and have kept them simple with only a single coat of ink. They still have that magical translucency. The varnish undercoat made all the difference! For the next ones, I think I will be experimenting a bit with different coloured inks. and they still count as painted, even though it feels a bit like cheating...
  7. So every now and then I try something new, and fail miserably; Gah! So ugly! Take it to the city walls and kill it with a rock! Reaper Bones 77083: Medium Fire Elemental. I am not at all pleased with the result. This one was a bit of a struggle, and in the end, a failure. But I have learned some lessons that I would like to share, before taking a shower in my shame: a) Translucent Bones also need an undercoat of sorts. First Fail: I started out (after washing it) with yellow ink. -It did not really show, and just made a sticky mess of everything, But it did tint the model a bit. After that had dried for sereval days, I did some drybrushing. Problem was the ink did not stick properly to the bones material, and rubbed off in places. And then the drybrushed paint would not stick. After several goes, I at least got some colour on the mini. Lesson learned: The next translucent bones, I will undercoat with matte varnish. Maybe that lets the paint sit on the mini. b) Thinned down paints definately do not stick to it, when the basecoat fails. Yes, you see the results. Not good at all. Paint has not built up properly, leaving flaws and ruining the effect completely. I tryied to combat this by mixing some opaque bone paint into the mix, but this really ruined it. Big mistake! Lesson Learned: opaque paint does not go with (this kind of) trancelucency. It just jars. c) Thinning with water only goes so far. I mainly thin with water, mostly because I do not have any medium or acrylic paint thinner. Problem is that this effects the paints coherency in additon to the fluidity. The paint somewhat falls apart. Lesson Learned: Use medium insted of water to thin paint for translucency, when painting Bones or large surfaces. What are your experiences with the trancelucent bones?
  8. translucent fire elemental

    As I mentioned elsewhere, I have been working on mounting my large fire elemental on a base incorporating an LED 'tealight candle' Up until today that has mostly been a matter of gathering the bits andmaking a plan. Today though the plan has begun to come together. Of course as I am writing this, I realise I have yet to take a picture of the base by itself. Oh well,next time. Here it is though, showing the elemental sitting on the base (mounting points haven't been added yet) giving an idea on how it's going to look.
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