Jump to content

Bones 3 Stoneskull Dire Bear WIP


Recommended Posts

I know some people use liners to prime Bones, but I don't have any of those. So, I'm using an Army Painter wash, Dark Tone, aka the closest thing I have to a liner. 

20170901_215332.jpg

20170901_215309.jpg

 

Any comments or suggestions as I proceed are appreciated - I really want to make this Dire Bear display quality (if I'm capable of it)

Edited by Paradoxical Mouse
  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Paradoxical Mouse said:

Seriously, Army Painter. What animal has fur this reddish brown mess?

 

Ok. I need a much darker brown. Do I paint over it? Use a wash? I'm a bit lost here.

20170901_222927.jpg

 

The Cinnamon Bear (a color phase of the Black Bear native to North America), the Red Panda, several breeds of dogs, and I'm sure other species have fur very close to that color. But to take it away from red, you could wash with a dark brown or highlight with a yellowish brown. (I'd consider doing both.) That will both give you some of the contrast the figure needs and will shift the color that it reads significantly.

 

Fur tends to be made up of hairs of many colors, and the angle at which you see them gives you even more variation. Washes, highlights, and dry brushes of a variety of colors actually give you a better final result than a single color that is close to the way the animal reads from a distance.

  • Like 5
Link to post
Share on other sites

You can give it a wash of your dark tone again. If you want it overall darker, after the wash drybrush with a darker brown. You can drybrush a few different colors, give it another wash and then highlight the fur.

 

Like Doug said, not a big deal with the brown. Grizzly bears are even different shades of brown. My best recommendation is to google pictures of bears, whatever species you are going for. Then have a good look and choose colors that it looks like the bear has in its fur. I always use pictures from google when I am painting an animal.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm going to guess that you "dry" brush was too wet. (This is not unusual when first starting this technique.( For drybrushing to work right, the brush needs to be quite dry indeed. Dip the brush in paint (just the tips of the bristles), then scrub off most of the paint. When it's right, the paint should only be coming off on the highest prominences of the figure.

 

One of the ways to check this is to run the drybrush across the back of your hand. If the paint is only barely visible, you're probably about right.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

And use a cruddy brush to drybrush stuff. The method destroys brushes. 

 

Tools for tasks. Drybrushing will absolutely murder a good detail or general purpose brush. But hog bristle rounds work really well, they're dirt cheap, and they last quite a long time.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 minutes ago, Cyradis said:

Huh, if I see a hog bristle brush I'll consider it. In the meantime, I have a handful of junkers that are used for drybrushing and other degrading tasks. 

 

Dick Blick has "Loew Cornell White Bristle Brush Sets" for under $5 for a dozen, including quite large ones. They're especially nice for terrain, but they work for quick jobs on minis as well.

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By EvilJames
      Assembled my crew and prepped and primed them. 
      Two clopsen troopers, a lizardman recruit, sniper and another recruit/ chisler.

      A gnoll commando, medic and recruit, and a cultist recruit/hacker and trooper.
       
      Edit: It is a bit funny that My crew isn't using much of the actual Stargrave miniatures other than a few arms and guns, but then this is just the first crew, and I'll need some ruffians and pirates as well.
    • By Kangaroorex
      Well 2020 is over and even though the year wasn't so great I did get my dragon goal of 12 dragons completed (actually completed 15 !) So with the new year I'm looking to try it again.
       
      The last year I did a bunch of dragons from all eras a d makes.  This year I think I will make the challenge a little more specific.  This year I'll try for 12 dragons from defunct companies: grenadier, Ral Partha, Thunderbolt Mountain, heritage, and others that are no longer producing today.  Whether i include minis from companies that died recently, im not sure (and I  know Ral Partha lives on as Iron Wind and Grenadier lives on as Merltion?  But I'm including them because its my challenge and the ones I have are the originals. 
       
      That said the first piece I did was the Bridge of Sorrows.  It came out really well so I let my better half look through my old boxed sets and she chose the next one:  Clutch of Fear!
       
      This is another mini that I have had sitting in its box waiting for decades to be completed and its time has come (besides if I really mess up they have started recasting the molds again so its not an utter disaster. Also, since i have this one in the original box, I thought i would do a WIP to show how it goes.
       
      Here is what it look like when I opened the box...

       
      All the parts are there, including the instructions (more on those in the future) and an "inspected by 3" as well as assembly instructions.
       
      Hope you all enjoy the ride.  I'll try to be diligent with updates.
    • By ManvsMini
      So anyone who follows my planned goals for hobbying/painting in the Speed Painting subforum knows that I don't fair very well when it comes to monthly goals; I barely got one month's goal done last year. So this year I've decided to give myself a bit of leeway: an entire year to try to complete five hobby goals from 25 possibilities. The idea was inspired from Rob Hawkins' blog, that I've sporadically read for a few years.
       

       
      I've tried to tailor my card to areas in which I typically struggle yet still retain some fun, as well as to make sure that no path to victory is entirely easy for me. Given that I finished no models last year, this should still prove quite a challenge for me.
       
      A couple squares are time sensitive goals. To provide myself with a bit more incentive, I've decided to incorporate some health goals into the mix should I fail to achieve them. For example, if I'm attempting the assembly of 10 model in under a week, however many models I fall short by equals a number of physical exercises. I'm looking forward to it (both the exercise and getting through some of my stash).
       
      I'll do my best to post here so you all can keep me honest. Don't be afraid to ask me about my progress!
       
      -MvM
    • By Darcstaar
      Well, while I let Devona dry, I’ll switch gears to a mini off the shelf of waiting...
       

       
      The plan is for an ice ogre, with blue-gray skin.
  • Who's Online   18 Members, 4 Anonymous, 43 Guests (See full list)

×
×
  • Create New...