Daily Archives: April 3, 2014

Candlesticks: Figure(s) 82 of 265

Chris Palmer

Over the weekend I painted up the two standing candle holders from the Dungeon Dressing set. I’m only counting it as one figure though for purposes of my count off, because there is only one shown in the original Kickstarter Vampire Set photo, on which I based my total figure count for this blog.
   To begin, I soaked them for a few hours in a some water with a little dish soap added, then gave them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and rinsed and dried them.  I then glued them each to a 7/8” black-primed fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue.  I glued both the washers to a tongue depressor using a couple drops of Elmer’s white glue.

I began by painting both the candle holders and the bases black.

I then drybrushed them both with a little Folk Art “Metallic Blue Sapphire” to give them a bit of a metallic sheen to help the illusion that they are made of iron.  I then painted the candles with Americana “Buttermilk”.

Next, I gave the candles highlights with some plain white, and I painted the flames with Apple Barrel “Lemon Chiffon”.

I then painted the outer edge of the flames with  a little Apple Barrel “Yellow”, followed by a bit of Americana “Tangerine”, and lastly a lick of GW “Blood Red” at the top.  To finish off, I painted the stone base of the model, and the fender washer with Americana Mississippi Mud”, as I like it’s neutral gray-tan color for bases to use on either stone or wood floors.  After everything had overnight to dry, I gave them a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”.  The next day I sprayed them with some Testor’s Dullcote”.

I’m basically pleased with how these turned out.  They were quick and easy pieces to complete.

Figure(s) 62 of 265: Complete

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