Adding to my pirate theme this year and first up is a pirate helmsman. It is based off of the Disney PotC helmsman. This is a sneak peak of where I am at right now. Enjoy.
You’re doing amazing work! Can’t wait to see the helmsman come to life. Always love the wind blown pose he’s in.
Looking fantastic! The weathering looks great- what did you do to get it so well aged-looking?Thank you both, I sure do appreciate the compliments. So a small update here. I've got my Harvey skeleton weathered and put back together and ready to be mounted to the base. Here is a mockup with him at the helm so I can get positioning corrected. He'll have more of an angle to one side as I get him put in place.
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Thank you again.Looking fantastic! The weathering looks great- what did you do to get it so well aged-looking?
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I looks so realistic! Amazing job!Thank you again.
For this one I first primed it with The Army Painter primer Skeleton Bone. Once cured I applied Aged Oak Gel Stain to each piece then wipe off with a shop towel. You want the stain to dry just a bit as to not wipe it all off. If you leave it on too long and you aren't able to wipe enough off then I go reapply some gel stain to that area then wipe off again. The reapplication softens it up again to where you can remove where you want to. It takes a little practice to get used to it because down here in Louisiana at this time of year the gel stain dries quite fast. Small areas at a time are best.
Also, I have done this without the primer and it comes out just as good. I wanted to see if priming it like I did the skull in my avatar would make a difference in the whole project. With primer I got a deeper weathering color as opposed to not priming.