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While I still wait for my kickstarter Bones to arrive, I got a chance to pick up a free Bones ghost at a paint-and-take at MAG-con last weekend. I was inspired to do a greenish color scheme by Paizo/Wizkid's Festering Spirit.

 

I was only able to get as far as base-coating him with a yellow-green mix at the con before I had to rush off to GM my assigned slots. I had real problems with the paint sticking to the mini, probably as a result of not having a chance to wash it prior to painting.

 

After the con, I took him home and gave him a bit of a wash, followed by a second base-coat of darker green. The hands and face got a white base-coat to help the wash coat stick later, while the tombstone got metallic silver, as I was broke and lazy and it was the closest I had to a stone grey.

 

This was followed by a black ink wash coat for the whole thing, then a gloss sealer. I find this sealer generally tends to leave things too shiny, but in this case gave him a nice sickly, oily sheen.

 

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Some starting difficulties aside, It was wonderful to work with a Bones mini for the first time, and I look forward to many more one my kickstarter reward gets here.

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Oh, very nice. I may have to steal this idea.

 

As a suggestion, take some matte sealer to the tombstone to take off some of the sheen... but not near the areas where the ghost is passing through. Give an impression of ectoplasm, sort of thing.

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Veeeery cool! The colour scheme reminds me of DC's Spectre, and the gloss reinforces the ghostliness. I like how your ink wash really pumped up the highlights in the fabric folds. I'd second the suggestion for some matte finish on the tombstone and base, though. It will push the focus onto the wraith and make it really stand out.

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Nicely done! I love to see my fellow haunts getting some love and care. I agree that making the non-ghostie bits matte will make the wraith seem even more other worldly. This little guy is not part of my Kickstarter package but you make me want to paint him up. I was planning to order some paints for my KS stuff anyway...

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Very nice. I like shiny minis. Not so good for taking pictures, but I tried matte varnish and, I don't know, seems a little dull... Looks more lively (on the table) with satin varnish. I seem to be in the minority though.

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