Monday, April 20, 2015

Strumpet: Figure 146 of 265

    This week I painted the Strumpet from the Townsfolk  Set.  She was the last figure from this set that I had left to do, so it joins the list of completed sets over on the right.
      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" 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 her skirt with Americana "Cranberry Wine". I then painted her corset black, and, when dry, gave it a light drybrush with Duncan "Slate Blue".  Next, I painted her blouse and  underskirt with White.
I then moved on to paint her skin with Americana "Mocha", and her hair with Folk Art "Golden Harvest".  I used the black again to paint her shoe, and then used Ceramcoat "14K Gold" to paint her jewelry.
  After everything had a while to dry, I gave her skin, hair, blouse, underskirt and jewelry a wash with Winsor-Newton "Peat Brown" ink using a very wet brush.
    When the wash was thoroughly dry, I began to add the highlights.  First I drybrushed her hair with Americana "Moon Yellow", and then Apple Barrel "Lemon Chiffon".  I then used a fine brush with these colors to do highlights around the edges of the hair, where I wasn't able to drybrush.  Next, I painted the eye; with a black socket, white white and a black pupil.  I then did the lips with a mix of Folk At "Burgundy" and the "Mocha", then added a little white to do a fine highlight.  Then I used the base "Mocha" to highlight the skin, then added a little white to it to do smaller lighter highlights. I then used the white to highlight her blouse and underskirt. Next, I used the "Burgundy" to highlight the skirt, and lastly the "14K Gold" to highlight the jewelry.  I finished up by painting the base with GW "Khemri Brown".
       I let the figure sit all day, and that evening I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish".  The next afternoon I gave the figure a coat of Testor's "Dullcote" spray varnish.
     I'm really pleased with how this figure turned out. For a character that is not an adventurer type, it is a very dynamic sculpt.  It will make a nice addition to my townsfolk.
    I got to play a game of  Song of Blade and Heroes on Saturday, so look for a bonus Bones battle report to be posted tomorrow.

  Figure 146 of 265: Complete


  1. Very nice.

    I am still in awe how you can manage to get the eyes to look that good.

    1. Thank you. It helps when the figure only has one eye showing. No need to get two of them to look the same. :)
      I suppose I should do an eye-tutorial at some point.