This past week I painted the Female Efreeti figure from the Bones 4 Fan Favorites Expansion set. Since I did the Djinni, last week, I thought I should do her counterpart this week to complete the pair.
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 rinsed and dried it. I then glued on the head on with Gorillas superglue. Then, after cutting down the base a little, I glued the figure to a black-primed 1.25" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.
I began by painting the figure’s armor with Ceramcoat “Black”. When dry, I drybrushed it with Ceramcoat “Bronze”.
Next, I painted the skin with Folk Art “Barnyard Red”, and the loincloths with Crafter’s Acrylic “Pure Pumpkin”. I then painted the sword grips with Reaper MSP HD “Umber Brown”, the metal parts of the hilt with Accent “Mustard Seed”, and the blades with Americana “Zinc”
Next, I painted her claws with the “Orange Spice”, and then added highlights with Ceramcoat “Raw Sienna”. I then drybrushed her hair with Apple Barrel “Apple Maroon”, and then did lighter highlights with Reaper MSP “Holly Berry”. After that, I painted her horns with Americana “Charcoal Grey”, and when they had dried for a while, I gave them a wash with the “Nuln Oil”. When the wash was dry, I drybrushed them with Americana “Mississippi Mud”. I then drybrushed the sword blades with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”; and afterwards highlighted the armor and sword hilts with Ceramcoat “14K Gold”, followed with Ceramcoat “Wedding Gold”. Lastly, I painted the entire base with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.
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 thought the eyes ended up looking too flat, so I went back and reapplied some of the “Red Flash”, and added highlight dots with the “Lemon Chiffon”.
I’m really happy with how she came out. It was fun playing with a different kind of skin tone, and I think the red highlights in the hair was an experiment that ended up looking good.
Tune in Thursday for another bonus post!
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2019/06/female-efreeti-bones-4-fan-favorites.html
from Tumblr https://harfordhawks.tumblr.com/post/185815736273