This week I finished up Gauntfield the giant scarecrow figure from the Bones II Core Set. 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 rinsing and drying. I then glued the figure to a 1.5" black-primed fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue. The washer was big enough to hold in my hand that I didn't feel I needed to glue it to a tongue depressor to make handling any easier.
I next painted his shirt with Folk Art "Tomato Red", and his pants with Americana "Asphaltum". His head I painted with Americana "Dove Grey", and his straw hair with Folk Art "Golden Harvest".
I realized I hadn't painted his neck cord, or hat band, so I painted those in with Americana "Khaki Tan". I then highlighted the hat with the base "Khemri Brown". I did highlights on his shirt, pants, and boots with the base colors as well. I did highlights on his sack with the base "Butter Pecan", and then painted the stitching on the side with Accent "Mustard Seed". The scythe handle was highlighted with the base "Mississippi Mud". I finished up by painting the scythe blade with Accent "Princely Pewter", then going along the edges with Folk Art "Silver Sterling" to add highlights.
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 some plain green flock mixed with some of the tiny roof grit and leaf debris that had gathered in the splash guard at the base of our house's downspouts. The next day I sprayed the figure with Testor's "Dullcote" spray varnish.