This week I painted up the Caryatid Columns from the Bones II, Expansion II, Caryatid Column set. We will be doing the “Living Museum” Frostgrave scenario next campaign session, so I thought I should have at least one statue to contribute. 🙂
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 each figure to a black-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I then glued the washers to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue each.
I didn’t want to just do them as regular grey stone, so I decided to paint them as green marble. I began by painting them entirely Black. When the Black was dry, I drybrushed them with Accent “Forest Green”, followed by a drybrushing with Americana “Leaf Green”.
I then added thin striations, specks, and smudges with White and then Black. Next, I painted their sword blades and their bases with Americana “Zinc”.
I painted the eyes of the “living” one with Crafter’s Acrylic “Citrus Green”, and gave the eyes White pupils. I then drybrushed the bases with Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey”, followed by Folk Art “Platinum Grey”. Next, I painted the sword hilts with Americana “Terra Cotta”. I then went back and painted the sword blades with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, and did highlights with Folk Art Metallics “Silver Sterling”. Then I painted the sword hilts with Ceramcoat “Bronze”, followed with highlights using Ceramcoat “14K Gold”.
After the figures had overnight to dry, I gave them a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish” the next morning.
I really like how these turned out. I think the green marble look helps raise them above the ordinary.