Over the weekend I finished up Boerogg Blackrime, Frost Giant Jarl from the Ice Giant King and Queen add-on set. I already completed the Ice Giant Queen almost two years ago. Interestingly enough, I painted her up at the half-way point in this project. She’s been waiting a long time for her king! 🙂
I prepped this figure in the usual way; soaking all the parts (body, head, and hand) in water with a bit of dish soap added, giving a gentle scrub with an old soft toothbrush, then rinsing and drying. I then used Gorilla Super Glue gel to glue the hand holding the weapon to the arm socket and the head on the body; and when dry, glued the figure to 2" black primed fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue. The washer was large enough that I didn’t feel it was necessary to take my usual step of gluing the washer to a tongue depressor for ease of handling.
I began by giving the entire figure a wash with heavily thinned Reaper “Brown Liner” using a wet brush. This was to help bring out the details so I could see them better. (And, boy, are there a lot of details!) Then, when the Liner was dry, I painted his face, chest, arms, and hands with GW “Vermin Brown”. Next I painted his pants with Citadel “The Fang”, and then painted his fur cape and the fur trim on his wrist guards, and the fur on his legging tops, with Americana “Dove Grey”.
Next, I painted the lining of the cape with Americana “Mississippi Mud”, and then painted the leg armor, and wrist guards with Ceramcoat “Raw Sienna”. After that, I painted the boots with Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”.
I then painted the loincloth (?) between his legs and the wrappings on the handle of his sword with Americana “Neutral Grey”. After that I painted the blade of the sword and his necklace with Folk Art “Barn Wood”; and I painted all the skulls, his crown, and the handle of his sword with Americana “Buttermilk”. Then I painted the rock (?) hanging from his belt, and some of the sharks teeth hanging from his necklace with Americana “Zinc”.
Next, I used Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige” to paint the ties around the rock(?) on his belt, and the arm bands on his upper arms. I also used it to paint some of the ties holding the dangling things from his necklace and wrists. I then used Nicole’s “Brown” to paint the wraps on the sword, and the bindings on all the skulls at his waist; and like before, I also used it to paint some of the ties holding the dangling things from his necklace and wrists. After that I used Accent “Real Umber” to paint his belt, and the binding on his wrist guards. Then I painted the tooth (?) on his belt, and some of his dangles with Folk Art “Grey Green”, and did more of the dangles with Apple Barrel “Rock Grey”. I worked a little on his face next, painting the inside of his mouth with Americana “Shading Flesh, and his teeth with Americana ‘Bleached Sand”.
At this point I used Crafter’s Acrylic “Storm Cloud Grey” to paint any remaining dangles, or little adornment teeth that hadn’t been painted yet. I then painted some decorations on his wrist guards, leg armor, and crown using Ceramcoat “Denim Blue” and Folk Art “Barnyard Red”. I also did a little deisgn on the center crown upright using Black and White. I painted the bindings on the other two crown uprights with Folk Art “Dark Brown”. Next, I painted the dangles along the tops of his boots with Folk Art “Cloudy Day”, and then painted his fingernails with a mix of Americana “Terra Cotta”, and the “Bittersweet Chocolate”. After that, I painted the rim on his crown with Ceramcoat “Bronze”, and the studs on his belt with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”.
Then, when everything had a while to dry, I gave the entire figure a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash using a wet brush. When the wash was dry, I painted his eyes, and then highlighted his tongue with the base “Shading Flesh”, and his teeth with White. Next, I painted his hair Black, and then highlighted it with “The Fang”. I then highlighted all his skin with the “Terra Cotta”.
Next, I drybrushed the fur on his cape, and the fur bordering his wrist guards, and tops of his leg armor with Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”. I then drybrushed the fur on his boots with Crafters’ Edition “Spice Brown”. After that, I highlighted the leather armor on his legs and wrists with a mix of the “Raw Sienna” and Ceramcoat “Maple Sugar Tan”. I then drybrushed the blade of his sword with Folk Art Platinum Grey", and followed up by highlighted the lining of his cape, and the binding on his sword blade with Americana Sable Brown". I next highlighted all the little cords and ties with Americana “Khaki Tan”, and then did highlights on all the skulls, and the bones at his waist, his crown, and in his necklace with Americana “Bleached Sand”. While I had the “Bleached Sand” out I used it to do some lettering on the red ribbon hanging at his waist. I then highlighted the rock tied at his waist, and some of the dangles hanging from his necklace and wrist with the “Rock Grey”, and also highlighted the dangles on his boots with Crafter’s Acrylic “Cool Blue”. I decided to also use this color to do a little highlighting around the top edge of his pants. Lastly, I painted his base, and the washer with White.
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, using Woodland Scenics snow flocking, and added some dry grasses with a bit of unraveled twine, and a couple pieces of blue sea-glass. The next day I gave him a coat of Testor’s “Dullcote” spray varnish.
|A shot of the Ice Giant King and Queen together.|
I’m happy to have this big fellow done, as he has to have been one of the most detailed and complicated figures that I did from the Bones 1 Kickstarter; certainly the most complicated one I had left to do. It’s all down hill from here. 🙂 Nonetheless, I’m quite happy with how he turned out, and think the two figures make a pretty good pair.
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