This past week I painted the Female Djinni figure from the Bones 4 Fan Favorites Expansion Set. I’m thinking of doing the Frostgrave rulebook’s “Genie in a Bottle” scenario for this year’s Ghost Archipelago campaign, and this figure just seemed like it would be perfect to include.
|(Photo from Reaper Kickstarter Update)|
When I first saw this figure in the Kickstarter, being a child of the 60’s and 70’s, the first image that flashed in my mind was Jeannie from the classic I Dream of Jeannie TV show. I knew that this was the color scheme I wanted to use on my Djinni figure.
So, to begin painting; I painted her skin with Reaper MSP “Rosy Skin”. I then painted her smoke plume/pants, and top, with Crafter’s Acrylic “Cherry Blossom Pink”. (I don’t think she is sculpted as necessarily wearing pants, but they way they blended into the billowing smoke cloud, I thought I could get away with it.) After that, I painted any decorative trim that obviously wasn’t metal, with Folk Art “True Burgundy”.
Next, I painted her teeth with Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”, her hair with Accent “Golden Harvest”, and any metal decorations/jewelry/fittings/ etc., with Americana “Grey Sky”. After that, I gave her skin a wash with Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash.
When the “Reikland Fleshshade” wash was dry, I gave her hair a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash. I followed that by giving her clothing and smoke plume a wash with heavily thinned Iron Wind Metals “Purple” ink. When wall the washes were dry, I painted all the metal with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”.
Next, I highlighted hair; first with the base “Golden Harvest”, then with the “Golden Harvest” mixed with some Americana “Moon Yellow”, then the just plain “Moon Yellow”, then the “Moon Yellow” mixed with some Apple Barrel “Lemon Chiffon”, then the plain “Lemon Chiffon”, then some of the “Lemon Chiffon” mixed with some “Snow White”, and lastly just a little plain “Snow White”. I then painted the flowers in her hair with the “True Burgundy”, and the flower centers and leaves with the “Grey Sky”.
When the “Mustard Seed” was dry, I repainted it with Folk Art Burnished Metal “Burnished Bronze”. When that was dry, I gave it a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash. When the wash was dry, I drybrushed it with Ceramcoat “Wedding Gold”. Lastly, I painted the entire base with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.
I let the lamp 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”.
And here’s the final outcome:
I’m really proud of how this one came out. I know it’s a large figure, but I think the face turned out pretty good. Now if I could only do that good with standard 28mm tall figures! 🙂 In retrospect, I don’t think I used the correct shade of dark red/pink to perfectly match the original Jeannie outfit, but I think it gets the idea across well enough. My one real regret is that I didn’t pay more attention when basing the two parts so that the tip of the smoke plume actually could touch the lamp.
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2019/06/female-djinni-bones-4-fan-favorites.html
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