Lorathorn

Warm up for Painting (Mr. Bones)

9 posts in this topic

Here is a painted up Mr. Bones. I am gearing up to do a paint job on a paladin for a character I am playing in a 5e D&D game. Wish me luck on that one!

20170416_194643.jpg

20170416_194652.jpg

19 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice to see Mr. Bones himself make it to the show off thread. Good luck on the paladin. 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! I always feel like I see more flaws when I take these close up pictures... I need to figure out how to get better lighting in my new room to take pictures further away.

 

Or I need to get better at detail work.

 

Probably both. :-/

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We're all working on those things too. Trust me, I'm the worst at taking pictures. You're right about lighting though. It's definitely a big one. I've been painting for years and only just ordered a dedicated miniature light this week. Nothing fancy or anything. It should be here in a couple of days. Just been using whatever I could scrounge up. Even so, it always feels good to finish a figure. (◕‿-)✌

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mr. Bones looks good!

 

Good luck on the Paladin!

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never thought I'd worry about flashlines, but the more I look at them the more I want to remove them. What kind of file is best for that?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My favorite tools are a sharp hobby knife or scalpel and fine abrasives like diamond needle files and plastic sanding needles.  Sometimes I'll put the Bones figure in the freezer to firm it up before I work on it.  You can go over rough areas with acrylic gloss or matte medium or brush-on sealer if you can't get it smoothed out enough with tools.

 

Here's a link to Wren's write-up on many subjects for prepping Bones, including her tools for removing mold lines:

Bones Preparation

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Lorathorn
      Doing some prep work for the next batch of paints I'm set to do.
       
       

    • By OneBoot
      My second miniature ever, and my very first KS mini! It's just a rat, but I'm quite happy with the results. My WIP is posted here. (Note: the last picture was taken before I'd tidied up around the toes on his back feet; the top 2 pictures are the ones that were taken last.)
       

       

       

       

       
      Huzzah!
      --OneBoot :D
    • By Guindyloo
      I've been extraordinarily busy with work and my weekends have been nearly as busy, so I hadn't been able to make the time to do much more than lurk here on the forums and I certainly hadn't had any time to paint. However, I am very much trying to change that and fortunately I have all of you to inspire me!
      I wanted to ease myself back in with something fun to paint without too many fiddly details going on, so I wound up with my friend, Mr. Bones.
       
      Here he is with the standard Brown Liner all over and Linen White drybrushed:
       
       
      Then I decided to start with the cloak. The basecoat was an even mix of P3 Iosan Green & P3 Meredius Blue with just a touch of Brown Liner mixed in:

       
      Next up was shading, which I did with a mix of the P3 Meredius Blue and Reaper Twilight Purple:
       
       
      And then I did some highlighting with various mixes of Reaper Jade Green, Reaper Moth Green & Reaper Linen White:
       
       
      I think he's looking pretty good so far and it felt really, really good to get some paint on a mini again. Hopefully I'll have the time to work on him some more this weekend and I'm thinking about carving out some time on one weeknight every week to paint as well.
      I didn't realise until I uploaded the photos that I missed a little part of cloak between his belt and the handle of his shovel. How typical. 
       
      As always, comments and critiques are very welcome! I'm thinking about doing a green glaze (probably the original basecoat mix) over the whole thing to tie it all together...what do you guys think?
       
  • Who's Online   25 Members, 2 Anonymous, 0 Guests (See full list)