This past week I painted Fiara, Elf Heroine, from the Bones 3 Core Set, to be a member of my Ghost Archipelago crew. (I seem to lose a lot of crew on my expeditions! 🙂 )
I prepped this figure in the usual way; soaking the parts 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. When dry, I glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I then placed the figure in my painting grip.
I began by painting the face and hands with Crafter’s Acrylic “Flesh”, and then the pants with Crafter’s Acrylic “Citrus Green”. Next, I painted the tunic with Crafter’s Acrylic “Dark Turquoise”, and then the belt, boots, and shoulder and forearm guards all with Americana “Terra Cotta”.
I then painted her hair with Crafter’s Edition “Spice Brown”, and then the grips on the sword with Folk Art “Teddy Bear Brown”. Next, I painted stripes on the pants with Apple Barrel “Yellow”, and then painted the decorations on the coat, as well as the center of the stripes I had just painted, with Crafter’s Acrylic “Daffodil Yellow”. After that, I painted her sash with Crafter’s Acrylic “Tropical Blue”, and the sword blade with Americana “Zinc”.
Next, I went back and overpainted the sash with Folk Art Color Shift “Blue Flash”. After everything had time to dry, I gave her face and hands a wash of Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash. When that wash was dry, I then gave a wash to he rest of her with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash. When the washes were dry, I painted her eyes, and highlighted her face. I then highlighted her hair; using first, Americana “Sable Brown”, then Folk Art “Butter Pecan”, and lastly, some of the “Butter Pecan” mixed with “Americana "Bleached Sand”.
When, I was done with her face, hair and hands, I started work on her clothes. First, I highlighted her pants using the base “Citrus Green”; and then highlighted the stripes, and the decorations on her tunic with the base “Daffodil Yellow”. I then highlighted her tunic with the base “Dark Turquoise”, and then did lighter highlights on the jacket by mixing the “Dark Turquoise” with some Folk Art “Celadon Green”. Next, I highlighted all the leather: boots, armor, belts, forearm guards; all with a mix of Accent “Golden Oxide” and Ceramcoat “Maple Sugar Tan”. After that, I highlighted the sword grips with some of the “Sable Brown” I had used on the hair. I then highlighted the sash, using a mix of the base “Blue Flash”, and some Folk Art Pearl “Aqua Moire”. Next, I went back and went over the sword blade again with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, and then highlighted it with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”. I then finished up by doing the beads in her hair with different metallics.
Lastly, I painted the figure’s integral base with the “Bittersweet Chocolate”.
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. Then, when the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the base. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".
I’m generally happy with the figure, and I think her outfit turned out looking really nice; though in the end I’m a bit disappointed in her face, as she just kind of looks stunned on despondent, not heroic or pensive, or determined. I don’t know if that’s the sculpt or just the way the paint fell, or both.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2018/07/fiara-elf-heroine-bones-3-figure.html
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