Translucent Bones: The Grave Wraith

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 now then, can we?

reaper-bones-77097-grave-wraith-front reaper-bones-77097-grave-wraith-back

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

 

Painted so far this month: 8

Painted so far this year: 8

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