This week I completed Finari, the Female Paladin, from the Klocke Classics set. This is the last figure from the set, so it joins the list of completed sets over on the right-hand column of the blog. I'm glad to put these figures behind me, as I found their delicate, detail-filled, sculpts to be intimidating. Sometimes I miss the fantasy figures of the 80's; with just a tunic (or suit of armor), pants, belt, perhaps a pouch, boots, and weapon. :)
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 painting by giving her a wash with thinned black ink with a tiny pin-point drop of dishsoap added to help it flow into the crevices and help show the sculpting outlines.
I then drybrushed her hair with Apple Barrel "Burnt Sienna", and then did lighter highlights on the hair with GW "Tanned Flesh". I then painted her eyes, and did her lips with the "Tanned Flesh", adding lip highlights with a bit of the "Tanned Flesh" mixed with White. Her lips are very poorly molded right were her face meets her armor and were very hard to get right. I followed up with doing highlights on her skin with the base "Apple Flesh", and then added a little White to do finer 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. The next day I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.