Yephima, Female Cloud Giant to Uncharted Seas Giant Conversion: Figure 160 of 265

Chris Palmer

    Some of you may remember way back in February of 2014 I did a conversion on one of the Yephima, Female Cloud Giant, figures that I had received in a trade I made at the Historicon convention following the receipt of my Bones I Kickstarter box. If you want to check it out, you can see my original post here: Yephima, Female Cloud Giant Conversion; but to summarize, I removed the legs, and re-positioned the club, on the figure in order to make it suitable to use with my Uncharted Seas fantasy naval warfare collection.

     This figure had been knocking about my painting table for over a year now, and I thought it was high time to get some paint on it.

      I began by painting her skin with Americana “Shading Flesh”. I then painted her loin cloth with DecoArt “Daffodil Yellow”; and in an attempt to mimic the darkened look of wet fabric , I painted the lower half of the cloth with the darker Apple Barrel “Yellow”.  I painted the under layer of her wrist guard with Folk Art “Butter Pecan”, and then her shoulder armor and wrist protector with Accent “Real Umber”.

     I then painted her hair with Accent “Mustard Seed”, and her club with Crafters Edition “Spice Brown”. I liked how the main body of the club appeared reminiscent of a ships figurehead, as if the club might be fashioned from old ship parts.    Next, I painted her armor and decorative items with Cermacoat “Bronze”.  The fittings on her club I painted with Ceramcoat “Metallic pewter”

      After all the paint had time to dry, I gave the entire figure a wash with GW “Agrax Earthshade” wash using a wet brush.

     When the wash had dried, I began on the highlights.  First I worked on her hair, drybrushing it with Ceramcoat “Maple Suger Tan”, and then Americana “Buttermilk”; and using a fine brush to highlight the strands that fell on her shoulder. I also added eyebrows at this time, with first the “Maple Sugar Tan” and then the “Buttermilk”.  Next I did her eyes, with Black sockets, White whites, and Black pupils.  I then moved to her mouth, mixing a little Folk Art “Deep Tomato Red” with the “Shading Flesh” to do the lips, and then adding a little White to do highlights, and then just white to do pinpoint highlights.  I then highlighted her skin with the base “Shading Flesh”, and then added a little Apple Barrel “Apple Flesh” to the “Shading Flesh” to do finer highlights.

     I then highlighted her loincloth with the base colors I had used, and highlighted the club by drybrushing it with Americana “Sable Brown”.  The under-layer of the wrist guard I highlighted with the base “Butter Pecan”, and the top strap of the wrist guard, and the should armor I highlighted with Folk Art Dark Brown".  I then highlighted her armor with first the base “Bronze”, and then finer highlights with Cermacoat “14K Gold”.  I finished up with highlighting the metal on her club with Folk Art “Silver Sterling”.   
     I let the figure sit overnight, and the next morning I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”.    When that had dried, I mixed some tube acrylic Blue and Green to use to paint the “sea water” on the base.  I used the thicker tube acrylic so it would give some texture to the water.    After the “sea water” had overnight to dry, I painted on some White sea-foam effect using my plain bottle acrylics.   That afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor’s “Dullcote”.   The next morning I gave the “sea water” a coat of Americana “DuraClear Gloss” Varnish to help with the water look.

Shown attacking an “Uncharted Seas” Orc Battleship

Shown next to the giant produced by Spartan Games specifically for used with Uncharted Seas, to see a size comparison.
I’m pleased with how she turned out, though I think I could have done better on her face.  I wasn’t really mentally prepared for the added amount of attention such a larger face demands.
Figure 160 of 265; Complete

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