Hooray, and welcome to the half-way point painting celebration! :) This week I completed figure 133, Svetlana the Frost Giant Princess from the Ice Giant King and Queen optional purchase set, which both puts me both at and over the half way mark in my 265 Bones figure painting journey. It's all down hill from here! I thought I'd try my hand at one of these larger figures as a way to mark this special occasion.
I prepped this figure in the usual way; soaking both the parts (body 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 when dry, glued the body 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 then spent some time Googling Eskimo costumes to get some inspiration for painting this figure.
I now did highlighting on all the bones and teeth with some white mixed with the base "Buttermilk", and then a bit of just plain white. I also used the plain white to drybrush highlights on to all the white-ish fur clothing and trim. I drybrushed the weapon's blade with the base "Porcelain White". I added some highlights to the blue areas with the base "settlers Blue, and to the red part of the mask with the base "Barnyard Red." Lastly, I added in the eye; first painting the mask's eye holes black, and then adding in smaller whites and then black pupils.
I painted the washer and any unpainted parts of the figure's integral base all 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 bit of twig. The next day I gave her a coat of Testor's "Dullcote" spray varnish.