This week I completed another figure from the Elves set; Aviriel Tellerion, Female Elf; as I embark on the second half of my Bones Kickstarter figures. Two more elves to go after this one. Then I will either work on the Dwarves, or take a break from Fantasy for a while and work on some of the Sci-Fi figures.
I prepped this figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying. I then glued the figure to a 1” black-primed fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and glued the washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s White Glue. In thinking about how to paint this figure, I decided I would go for the traditional green-clothed elf look.
I began painting by giving her a wash with thinned black ink with a tiny pin-point drop of dish-soap added to help it flow into the crevices and help show the sculpting outlines. I then painted all her armor black, and then drybrushed it with Ceramcoat “Metallic Pewter”
Next, I painted her pants Americana “Leaf Green”, and her sleeves Americana “Olive Green”. I painted the shield and scabbard Americana “Forest Green”, and the pair of hangings running down her back with Folk Heart “Hunter Green.”
I then painted her boots with Accent “Mustard Seed”. I decided to give her gloves, and painted them this color as well. I painted the inside of her shield with GW “Vermin Brown”, and the handle straps on it, as well as her belts, with DecoArt “Cinnamon Brown”. The face I painted with GW “Elf Flesh”, and her hair with Crafters Edition “Spice Brown”. I painted the trim on her back hangings with Apple Barrel “Yellow”, I also used the “Yellow’ to paint some runic symbols running down the hangings.
I’m pleased with how the figure turned out. I’m not a big fan of the sculpt, and I think the nice simple paint scheme did it justice.
Figure 134 of 265: Complete