In the third Bones kickstarter, one of the dragons was made available in clear Bones material, in addition to the normal offwhite the Bones usually come in. Naturally, I opted for the clear one. Reiterating how to paint translucent minis: Clearly, it is nessecary to use paints that in themselves are translucent, such as inks […]Read More Bones 3: Kyphrixis the clear dragon
We begin with some fitting music: The Bones 3 kickstarter shipment arrived at long last! Hoody Hoo! Which also means I have been in a frenzy of difficult mould line removal, scrubbing little white rubbery plastic bits in warm soapy water, dipping said bits in boiling hot water then cold to unbend bits here […]Read More Bones 3! The Air Elementals
I have painted this one several times over. It is an orange translucent. However, I could not make it work properly, as the orange was far too dark for my tastes, and any number of the yellow washes I used did not make it lighter or work at all in any way. In the end […]Read More Translucent Bones: Large Fire Elemental
Painted at the same time as the water weird: I used the same method for this piece as with the water weird. However, I didn’t make a mess of this one with the drybrushing. I think. I did some color shade variations all over this one, but I think maybe the gloss varnish fuffs […]Read More Translucent Bones: Large Water Elemental
Second to last of the blue translucents from the Bones 2 kickstarter: The Water Weird. 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 […]Read More Translucent Bones: Water Weird
On the Reaper forum’s bi-monthly resolutionary painting challenge the first bonus challenge of the year is to fingerpaint a miniature. …as in use your fingers to paint it, no brushes or other implements, and you need to do this yourself, not get any help from others, including small-fingered children. Priming and sealing excepted. And it must […]Read More Fingerpainting miniatures!
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? As with all the translucents, the key is to prime the model with […]Read More Translucent Bones: The Grave Wraith
Next up is the orange translucent Bones Burning Sphere. Not all that much to say about this one. The trick to paint translucent bones is to undercoat them with matt varnish so the plastic will accept paints and inks. I use Army Painter Anti-Shine spray for this. I have heard that several brands […]Read More Minivember: Fireball Coming Online!
And a second incredibly fast paint job, done in between the Night Terrors: The mini is actually translucent! Second image is more backlit. 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. […]Read More Translucent Bones: The Crystal Golem
Ghostly apparitions seem to be a thing these days. Here is the Bones Shadow Hound, made in translucent purple: Slightly reminiscent of “Attack the Block”. The thicker the plastic gets, the less translucency the mini retains. Come to think of it, I probably should have shone a light through it from behind to show the translucency […]Read More Bones Translucent Shadow Hound
My earlier attempts at painting translucent Bones miniatures did not turn out very satisfactory, mainly because the paints and inks I used were rejected by the Bones material, and did not stick to the mini as I wanted, due to a lack of undercoat. And then I really screwed the pooch by using too-opaque paints. Oh […]Read More Experimenting with the Translucent Bones, part 2!