This week I decided to finish up the NOVA Corp set that I had started two weeks ago; and set out to complete all four remaining figures at one time. The NOVA set now joins the list of completed sets over on the right, and I celebrate the milestone of now having completed 150 figures. The next goal will be when I hit the 100-remaining-figure mark.
With the previous NOVA Corp figure I had worked on, I had tested my idea to paint them in a sort of chameleon armor, making it look the same as I paint my usual rocky desert-like bases. In other words, painting the figure and base as one. I planned to do the same thing with these four figures
I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying them. I then glued the figures to black-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue, When they were dry, I gave the washers and figures’ bases a brush on coat of Elmer’s white glue, and dunked them into a course sand mix. When the sand mix had dried, I glued the figures to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue each.
I began by painting the each figure, and the sand base, completely with Americana “Charcoal Grey”.
I then gave the figures and bases a drybrushing with GW Khemri Brown.
When the “Khemri Brown” was dry, I followed up with a drybrushing the figures and bases with Ceramcoat “Raw Sienna”.
I now painted the head of the officer with Americana “Mocha”. I painted his hair with DecoArt “Cinnamon Brown”, and his headset with Ceramcoat “Walnut”. When these had dried, I gave the head a wash with GW “Agrax Earthshade” wash using a wet brush. When the wash had dried, I went back and added eyes, with Black sockets, White whites, and Black pupils. I then did highlights on his head with the base “Mocha”.
I then moved on to paint their goggles with Accent “Real Umber”, and added some small reflective light highlights to the goggles with White paint. I then painted some of the assorted straps, breathing tubes, and ammo magazine with Folk Art “Butter Pecan”. Lastly I painted the guns’ muzzles black, and a small insignia on their right shoulders with Folk Art “Tomato Red”.
I’m pleased with how this group came out. (I added the Female soldier I did two weeks ago back in to the photo above.) Not sure what I’m going to do with them though… Do I really need to start a whole 28mm Sci-Fi project just to find a home for the handful of Sci-Fi soldiers that came with the Kickstarter?? 🙂
Figures 147 – 150: Complete