Big Bones: Grindgear the Corroded, Clockwork Dragon

Wyrmgear the Clockwork Dragon was a part of the very first Bones kickstarter back in 2012. It has been standing around unpainted and semi-assembled on my Dragon shelf (the top one with extra space for all the wings and such) several years. Some time ago, I pulled it off the shelf and started rusting it up.

And it did not look good. So I put it back on the shelf.

And took it down again after some time, did some more rusting. And still it did not look any good.

And some of this was down to the pristine, straight and flat wings. The wings are made in a much harder / more rigid plastic than the rest of the Bones. They might be polystyrene, but could  just as well be the same Bonesium PVC with less plasticiser. Whatever the case is, the wings are really hard and totally non-flexible.

So I cut them up with scissors and took those wings outside behind the garage and burned them with fire!

My trusty lighter delivered flaming retribution to those wings, letting me bend and scrunch them a bit.

So, with the stiff and pristine wings dealt with, it was time for some more paint.

None of the earlier paint jobs were any good, in the end I dumped a bunch of Citadel Nihilakh Oxide all over it, drybrushed a bunch of different bronzes, golds and greenish steel. The wing “cloth” is based on Citadel Ionrach Skin, Reaper Vampiric Shadow and a whole buch of other paints, shades and inks.




Certainly not perfect, but ok I guess. Probably should have gunked it up with some sand or textured paint before trying to rust it. Might have made it look better and more convincing.

This will work as an undead Dragon of some sort.



77177: Wyrmgear, Clockwork Dragon
Sculpted by Julie Guthrie and Bob Ridolfi

from the Reaper Bones 1 kickstarter

Made in Bonesium PVC

Bespoke 3D printed 120x80mm base



Painted so far this year:   (Miniatures:  86 /365 goal // scenery and terrain: 10)

January: 30

February: 44   //  10

March: 12


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Tom Trussel

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