This week I painted the Kord the Destroyer figure from the Fighters Set. This wraps up the four-figure Fighters Set, and it joins the list of finished sets over in the right-hand column.
Let me just say that this was my least favorite figure from the Kickstarter to paint so far. It had several strikes against it going into the painting process, and if it hadn't been for my being determined to paint every figure, I may have tossed it in the flea market box. First, as can be seen in the photo below, the fur cape comes pre-glued to the figure making a large portion of the back of the figure very hard to access for painting. Also, as I have complained about with some Reaper figures before, there were just too many layers of clothing, padding, and armor on this figure, making it difficult to
So, getting down to business, I prepped this 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. I then glued the figure to a 1" black-primed fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue, and glued the washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer's White Glue.
I then gave the figure a wash with some thinned black ink with a little pinhead drop of dish soap added, to help bring out the details on the figure. Since I did not particularly care for this figure, my painting descriptions are going to be a bit shorter than usual.
When the wash had had a long time to dry, I went back and added highlights to the figure, using mainly the base colors I had used. I highlighted the hair with Americana "Georgia Clay", and the rock he is standing on with Duncan "Slate Grey". The metal parts I highlighted with Folk Art "Silver Sterling". I also painted a black nose and eyes on the wolf cape.
I let the figure sit all day, and the later that eveing I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish". The next morning I flocked the base, and later that afternoon I sprayed it with Testor's "Dullcote" spray varnish.
Next up on the painting table will be the Big Bad Evil Guys (BBEG) Set!
Figure 118 of 265: Complete