This week I painted Khael Stonekindle, Dwarf Wizard, from the Dwarves Set. In thinking about how I wanted to paint him, I decided I wanted to go with an all gray theme, (I'll forgo the 50 shades jokes :) ), like he was a natural part of the rocky Dwarf world he inhabited; almost becoming one with the stones. One of things I learned in doing this is that it seems half my bottles are labeled as "grey", and half as "gray"...I'm not sure which is correct or whether they're interchangeable?
So, 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 began by painting the figure all black, base and all; and then giving it a heavy drybrushing with Folk Art "Medium Gray". I then drybrushed over this more lightly with Duncan "Slate Grey". I made an attempt to mostly, but not completely, avoid his boot with these colors, so it only got the hint of some drybrushing on it.
Lastly, I worked on the metals; painting the metal bits on his sword, staff, and pouches with Cermacoat "Metallic Pewter". I also used this color to paint the beads in his beard, and the eyes on the staff's dog's head. I then went back and added highlights to the metal bits with Folk Art "Silver Sterling".
I decided I actually wanted his base to look less grassy than usual, so I took the time to drybrush his textured base with Americana "Mississippi Mud", and then went back over it more lightly with GW Foundation "Deneb Stone".
The next morning I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat "Mate Varnish". Later that afternoon, I glued a small stone on the base and then flocked it. The following day, I sprayed the figure with "Testor's Dullcote".
Figure 138 of 265: Complete