This week I painted Lysette, Female Elf, from the Klocke Classics Set. I didn't really have a plan going into this figure...and kind of just started applying paint knowing I had to get it completed in time to post today. This caused a couple errors that I had to deal with along the way. This figure's completion puts me halfway though the Klocke 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. The staff was actually sculpted to the bottom of the dress, which caused it to bow badly. So I had to trim it off the dress, and used steam from a kettle to help straighten it. 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 forgot to take an unpainted starting shot, so we'll get straight to the step-by-step. As, I mentioned I didn't really have a plan, but I had recently bought a bottle of Folk Art "Thicket" in the discount rack at the local Craft store, so I was eager to use it. So, I began by painting the dress with it. I then painted the cuffs, bodice front, shoulder pads, and skirt straps with Apple Barrel "Rock Grey". I then started to paint the skin with GW "Elf Flesh", and did everything but the leg when I realized I probably wanted to do a black wash on the dress and gray parts, but not get any on the flesh, so I stopped painting the flesh at that point until I could do the wash.
I let the figure sit all day, and that evening I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish". The next morning I flocked the base, and late that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor's "Dullcote" spray varnish. After the Dullcote had overnight to dry, I went back and painted the crystal part with Americana "DuraClear Gloss Varnish".
Figure 154 of 265: Complete