Lem, Iconic Bard: Figure 246 of 266

Chris Palmer

     Over the weekend I finished up Lem, Iconic Bard, from the Iconics II Pathfinder Miniatures set. I’m happy to say that completing this figure marks the 20 figures remaining point of my goal. It also means just one figure remaining in the Iconics II Pathfinder Miniatures 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 giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it.  I then 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.

     I began by giving the figure a wash with Reaper “Brown Liner” using a wet brush.  This was to help bring out the details so I could see them better.   When that was dry, I painted all his skin with Americana “Mocha”.  Next, I painted his pants with Americana “Sable Brown”, and then painted his shirt with Americana “Dove Grey”, and his coat with Ceramcoat “Black Cherry”.

      Next, I painted the lining and facings on his coat with Accent “Golden Harvest”, and then painted his sash with Crafter’s Acrylic “Purple Passion”. After that I painted his large pouch with Crafter’s Edition “Spice Brown”, and the smaller pouch next to it with Apple Barrel “Burnt Sienna”.  I also painted the knife handle with Accent “Raw Umber”. and his bandaged hand with Americana “Bleached Sand”.   At that point I realized he had bare feet, and I painted those with the “Mocha”.

            I pulled out the “Purple Passion” again and gave him spats that matched his sash; then I painted his hair with Folk Art “Dark Brown”.  Next, I painted the knife blade and flute with Folk Art “Silver Sterling”.   I then hit his necklace with some Ceramcoat “Bronze”.    Then, after everything had a while to dry, I experimented with giving the figure a wash again with the “Brown Liner” applied with a wet brush, instead of my usual Citadel “Agrax Earthshade”.    I wasn’t very happy with how it dried, as it ended up making the figure look really dirty.

    Next, I painted his eyes, and then highlighted his skin with the base “Mocha”; and followed up by highlighting his hair with  the “Sable Brown”.  I then highlighted his shirt with White, and his coat with a mix of Americana “Burgundy Wine” and Crafters Acrylic “Tutti Frutti”.  Then I highlighted his pants and large pouch with Americana “Khaki Tan”, and his jacket lining and facings with Apple Barrel “Yellow”.  After that I did his sash and spats with Apple Barrel “Apple Lavender” and then did his bandaged hand with Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”.  Lastly, I highlighted his flute and knife blade with the Silver Sterling", then painted his integral base with Ceramcoat “Walnut”.
           I let the figure dry over night and the next day I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish” and, when dry, flocked the base.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".

     Well, he’s not my best or favorite figure, but he’s serviceable for gaming purposes.  It’s such an odd little figure, it will be interesting to see if I ever have cause to use him in a game.

Figure 246 of 266: Complete

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