Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Reaper Bones Nor'Okk the Ettin

At the risk of being repetitive, here's another Bones miniature.

With over 200 Bones Miniatures still to chose from, deciding which one to paint next is the biggest problem i'm facing at the moment.  And with not having to prime them I suspect i'm not going to enjoy preparing metal miniatures when I have to go back to them.

Well this one is an Ettin, and he (or is it they?) have quite a lot of skin to cover.  I haven't been very happy with the skin colours i've got at the moment, i've been using Citadel Eldar Flesh but its a bit yellow.  So I experimented with a mix of 1:1:3 Dwarf Flesh : Ushabti Bone : flow improver.  It gave a rather nice pinkish tone which I like and i'll be using it some more.

Just a quick note on mixing paint, its a good idea to make a note of the mixes you come up with or you risk not being able to duplicate them the next time you want them, not a big deal for tabletop adventures but it can be a real pain if your painting a whole uniformed army.

I deliberately restricted the colour palette on this one as the model has a lot going on and I didn't want to detract from its character. 

The base was one of the larger Tiny Worlds resin slate ones i've had for a while and the more I use them the harder it is to accept anything less.  They're just so easy to work with, they complement the Bones figures (which i've mentioned are incredibly easy to drill & pin) really well and look wonderful.  The monster sized 40mm bases work out at about 60p each with the normal 30mm bases cost 35p each but make any miniature look a whole lot better.

The next miniature on the table is a more normal sized Goldar the Barbarian.   

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