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Hey all. Looking for some ideas for aging poseable skeletons. The ones from Home Depot leave a little to be desired from that standpoint. The last time I aged a skeleton the "in thing" was using gel wood stain. Is that still the best way? Are there better ways? I don't want it to be too dark as to disappear in the graveyard, but want enough so that it doesn't look so two-dimensional.

Also, these poseable skeletons from Home Depot aren't too articulate. I'm wondering if anyone has found an easy way to remove the head so it can be turned. I'm sure I can figure it out. Just wondering if anyone has tried with success, or if they broke it.
 

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That was a really nice color on him Bobzilla. The photos of him "posing" in all positions to be colorized made me laugh. Have to add that I absolutely loved his head and eyes! What cool peepers!! Hope you are doing a tutorial on him or at least show a video of him when he's all out together.

BTW the colorant says it's water based. Any issues with the color coming off? Thinking if he were to get rained on.
 

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You could also try dry brushing black, brown, yellow and green paint. Each color seperately. Another option would be to dilute the paint in water and apply as a series of washes applied with a brush or spray bottle. I have also used stains. If you go that route the lighter stains are a good place to start.
 

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Been wanting to try this on my skellys. it all ways pops up in Allen Hopps videos. is it tacky/sticky at all after it drys? The way you did yours looks amazing. very cool. love the skulls style.


Here's a couple of Allen's videos on corpsing and aging. They might help you come up with a few ideas.







And here's another vid i found helpful for this
 

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Thank you!
The stain completely dried after a couple of weeks.



Been wanting to try this on my skellys. it all ways pops up in Allen Hopps videos. is it tacky/sticky at all after it drys? The way you did yours looks amazing. very cool. love the skulls style.


Here's a couple of Allen's videos on corpsing and aging. They might help you come up with a few ideas.







And here's another vid i found helpful for this
 

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Thank you, GOS!
Yeah, some of those photos are too funny :)

The stain seemed to stay put after it dried. I'm not sure how water proof it is?

You could always seal the stain with Polycrylic sealer just to be safe.

Here's the thread for the skeleton and witch build Halstaff started over on the other forum.
http://www.hauntforum.com/showthread.php?t=42608


That was a really nice color on him Bobzilla. The photos of him "posing" in all positions to be colorized made me laugh. Have to add that I absolutely loved his head and eyes! What cool peepers!! Hope you are doing a tutorial on him or at least show a video of him when he's all out together.

BTW the colorant says it's water based. Any issues with the color coming off? Thinking if he were to get rained on.
 
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