This week I painted the Nun from the Bones II Pulp Action Set. Once again, I was very pressed for time earlier this week, so I selected a figure that would be quick and easy to complete.
I prepped the 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.
I began by painting her habit entirely black. I then drybrushed it with Folk Art “Settlers Blue”. I then painted her face and hands with Apple Barrel “Apple Flesh”
Next, I painted the white parts of her habit. I then gave her face and hands a wash with Winsor-Newton “Peat Brown” Ink using a wet brush.
When the wash was dry, I painted her eyes, (See a detailed tutorial I did on painting her eyes here.) I then highlighted her face and hands using the base “Apple Flesh”. Next, I painted her gun Black. I then painted the cross necklace around her neck with Crafters Edition “Spice Brown”. When it was dry, I gave it a careful light wash with the “Peat Brown” ink. I then went back and added highlights to the gun with Accent “Princely Pewter”. Lastly, I painted the white base of the figure with Ceramcoat “Walnut”.
I let the figure sit overnight, and the next morning I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”. Later that afternoon I flocked the base. The next morning I sprayed the figure with Testor’s “Dullcote” spray varnish.
(As a side note, I didn’t realize until I was editing these pictures, that I had totally forgot to paint the rosary hanging at her waist. I’m going to have to go back and add that in now that the figure is finished.)
I’m pleased with how she turned out. I think the sculpt has a good bit of character to it.