Finaela, Female Pirate: Figure 232 of 266

Chris Palmer

     This past week I got back to the Pirate set, and painted up the Finaela, Female Pirate, figure. That leaves just one more figure to go in this set.
     I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then I gave it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsed and dried it.  Next, I glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.

     As I mentioned in last week’s, Mystic Theurge post, I recently purchased a Reaper “Liner Triad”. Since I joined the Reaper Forums about a year ago, I found I was reading a lot of high praise for the Reaper brand of Liners, which are a kind of mix between an ink and a wash. From what I read, they are reported to be great as a kind of “primer” coat of Bones as they really show off a figure’s details as well as shade the figure.  So, I finally broke down recently and ordered a triad of the Brown, Grey, and Blue.  I thought I would take this opportunity to try out the “Brown” Liner, so I gave the entire figure a wash with it using a wet brush.

     When the liner was dry, I painted the skin with GW “Elf Flesh”.  I then painted the jacket with Americana “Leaf Green”,  the pants with Nicole’s “Brown”, and the gauntlets with Americana “Bleached Sand”.

     Next, I painted her hair with Americana ‘Terra Cotta". Then I  painted the jacket facings and the bracelets on her left wrist with Accent “Golden Harvest”.  After that I did her top with Folk Art “Platinum Grey”, and the shield-like piece tucked in her front belt with Aleene’s “Deep Khaki”.  I then painted her boots and the sword grips with Americana “Raw Umber”.

I painted the belts and pouches all with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”, and then painted all the sword hilts, buckles, and the bracelets with Accent “Mustard Seed”.  Next, I let everything dry for a while and then gave the entire figure a wash with GW Agrax Earthshade" using a wet brush.  When the wash was dry, I painted the sword blades and beer steins with Americana “Zinc”, and the head scarf with Folk Art “Hunter Green”.

I began the highlighting now, drybrushing her hair with Ceramcoat “Maple Sugar Tan”, and then doing further highlights on the hair with Americana “Buttermilk”.  Next, I painted her eyes and lips, then highlighted all her skin with the base “Elf Flesh”, then added a little White to it to do further skin highlights.  I highlighted her top with the White. After that, I highlighted the jacket with Crafter’s Acrylic “Holiday Green”, then mixed a little Crafter’s Acrylic “Wild Green” into the “Holiday Green” to do further jacket highlights.  Next up, I highlighted the jacker’s facings and cuffs using Crater’s Acrylic “Bright Yellow”, and then Crafter’s Acrylic “Daffodil Yellow” for further highlights.  I also highlighted the shield-like peice tucked in her belt with Aleene’s “Dusty Khaki”

    Next, I highlighted the gauntlets with the base “Bleached Sand”, and then highlighted her pants with Crater’s Edition “Spice Brown”.  I also highlighted the boots, belts, and pouches with Americana “Mississippi Mud”.  I then repainted the head scarf with Folk Art “Metallic Emerald Green”. I then mixed a little White into the “Metallic Emerald Green” to do highlights on the head scarf.   I then painted the sword blades, and beer steins with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, and the bracelets, buckles, and sword hilts all with Ceramcoat “Bronze”.  Next, I went back and did highlights on the blades and steins with Folk Art “Silver Sterling” and on the bracelets, buckles, and sword hilts with Ceramcoat “Wedding Gold”.   Lastly, I painted the entire  base with Americana “Mississippi Mud”.
      After the figure had overnight to dry, I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”.   The next morning I sprayed the figure with Testor’s Dullcote.

     I’m very pleased with how the figure turned out.   She’ll make a good addition to the crew! 
Figure 232 of 266: Complete

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