This week I began the Klocke Classics Set by painting Isabeau Laroche, Female Paladin. I must say that I have been dreading starting this set, with its finally detailed, thin little, fussy, delicate sculpts. But the only way through to my completion of the first Reaper Bones Kickstarter, led directly through this set, so it had to be done. I find the best way to do figures I really dread doing, is by just plunging in, and doing one color at a time...eventually you reach a completed figure.
I picked the female paladin figure to do first because I thought, with her long hooded cloak, that she would be ideal as a subject for my winter themed figure collection. Though this was another one of those figures I don't like painting with all the fiddly little details. So many straps and layers, that half the time I couldn't really tell what was supposed to be clothing, and what was supposed to be armor...
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.
usual eye technique and then did highlights on her face with the base "Apple Flesh, and then added a little White to it, to do lighter highlights. I then added eyebrows by painting small lines over each eye with the "Mustard Seed", and then adding smaller "Moon Yellow" highlight lines. I did highlights on her straps with the base "Dark Brown". I moved to her shield next, and painted that with Folk Art "Metallic Blue Sapphire".
I painted her base white, and when everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish". The next morning I flocked the base with Woodland Scenics "Snow" flock, and added a little bit of brown scrubbing pad to be a winter bush. Late that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote. I then went back and used Americana "DuraClear Gloss Varnish" to give the jewels an added shine.
Figure 152 of 265: Complete