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Labella DeMornay, Banshee from the first Bones kickstarter, This is a green translucent, and like all translucents I undercoated it first with Army Painter Anti Shine Matt Varnish, so the following washes would have something to adhere to. This is key to painting translucents. Also, make sure to use transparent paints, like inks and quickshade washes. Opaque paints will invariably ruin the translucent effect. The green tinge of the plastic will affect any transparent colours that are used, and so this must be taken into consideration. For her brown hair, I used Citadel Carroburg Crimson shade (a dark red). The skin is Citadel Casandora Yellow Shade, the dress is old Citadel Blue glaze (red flip-cap hex pot) and ditto Turquoise glaze. Taking care to draw off any pooling and to avoid unsightly tide marks by smoothing with a damp brush while wet. The aim is to tint the translucent plastic, not sp much paint over it, or even "shade" it. Not sure how pleased I am with the results here. I think the results could have been much better if the plastic was clear not green tinged.
77096 Labella DeMornay, Banshee
Reaper Miniatures, Bones 1 KS 2013
Sculpted by Julie Guthrie
Translucent green Bonesium PVC.
30mm round lipped base
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.
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.
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
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
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
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