this page we're going to look at the resin figures that
have a "bronze" like patina to them. They're solid
cast resin, just painted with a metallic looking paint.
You can easily prime them and repaint them.
first image is the resin figure out of the box. Complete
with "bronze" color. This figure is Skaoi (Skade),
the Goddess of hunting, skiing, winter, in Norse mythology.
thought it was a good sculpture, but I bought it more for
the wolf than anything else. This figure has a green jewel
in her right hand, that's kind of interesting as well. As
with most resin figures, the detail is amazing, and better
than any plastic kit could come close too.
is the figure shot with primer. It might be possible to strip
the "bronze" paint off, but the primer covers it fine,
and it won't harm the resin. Notice how much more detail can be
seen now. (I did cover the jewel with masking tape to protect
given the wolf a coat of black as a base.
I used Vallejo paints to do this.
painting and moving the figure, I broke off her right arm.
But it's a simple fix. Drill two pilot holes, insert a piece of
(I like to use solder because it's easy to bend)
then use CA (super) glue to attach it together. No problem.
wolf has been painted, with some dry brushing and washes. It's
not quite there for me as far as color, but it's a good start.
I painted some of the rocks on the base so you can see the wolf
better. The brown / tan is just a base coat and will be painted
with more detail later. A stream is cast in the middle, a nice
touch for the figure. There's so many little details here.
whole point of this is that resin models, even ones that are pre-painted,
can be repainted to make a spectacular display. (depending on
your paint skills - mine are basic at best - yours will probably
be much better).
out all the resin figures, and pick
the one that you think fits your style!
I've been adding the first layers of color.
These are the base tones, to add lighter and darker shades to.
by layer the colors are being applied.
finished figure. My painting is average. There are still a few
touch-ups needed here and there. But if you paint figures all
the time, I'm sure you could probably do a better job.
had fun doing this one, and I'm already thinking about doing another.
Either way, you can see how much more interesting the painted
figure is over the "bronze" look.
the way, I did change my mind about the rocky base. The light
tan looked to much like the "southwest", such as Arizona
or Utah. So I repainted it black, with a dry brushed chalk grey
to make it look more like a European northern mountain range.
Something that might fit in more with the Norse countryside.
is the back of the figure. The detail goes
all the way around, as far as the sculpting.
Vallejo paints I used are brush painted. They are an acrylic,
but flow very well and rarely leave any brush strokes if you use
a good brush. Click here for paint
painting results can be done with an airbrush.
(I'm just to lazy to use mine here)
is another figure I painted below. A Helcate Witch.
about 12 inches tall.
used an airbrush, paint brush, and chalks to get
effects I wanted.
below is another resin figure painted
with Vallejo paint, with a brush