Monday, November 30, 2015

Andre Durand: Figure 182 of 265

    I finally had the time to finish up the Chronoscope set this week by painting the Andre Durand figure.   This set now joins the list of completed sets over on the right.
      I've been in such a state of disorganization lately, that I forgot to take a "before" shot of the figure. So I will have to rely on this one from the Reaper website.
      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 it.  I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer's glue.
     I began by painting his face and right hand with Americana "Shading Flesh".   I then painted his shirt with Folk Art "Deep Tomato Red", and his pants with Cermacoat "Territorial Beige". After these, I painted his coat with Crafter's Acrylic "Cinnamon Brown".
          Next, I painted his boots, belt, and holster with Americana "Charcoal Grey". I painted his hair with Americana "Sable Brown", and the stock of the gun in the holster with Folk Art "Dark Brown". The stone platform he's standing on I painted Americana "Neutral Grey".  When all these colors had had a chance to dry, I gave the figure a wash with Winsor Newton "Peat Brown" Ink using a wet brush.  When the wash was dry, I painted the gun in his right hand, and his goggles with Black.
      When the Black had dried, I drybrushed the gun with Folk Art "Settlers Blue".  I then painted his powerfist, the metal parts of the holstered gun, and the bits on his belt, with Folk Art "Gunmetal Gray".  I then did the trim on the powerfist,  the center of the round object hanging on his belt, and the buttons on his shirt and the lapels of his coat,with Ceramcoat "14K Gold".   I did the trim on his right-hand coat cuff with Apple Barrel "Yellow", and then painted the lens of his goggles with Crafter's Acrylic "Christmas Red".
   I then drybrushed the platform he's standing on with Crafter's Acrylic "Storm Cloud Grey", followed by Folk Art "Porcelain White".
       Next, I drybrushed his hair with Americana "Khaki Tan", and then painted his eyes.  I followed this with highlighting his face and hand with the base "Shading Flesh".  I then highlighted his shirt with Americana "Burnt Orange", and his pants with the base "Territorial Beige".   I highlighted his coat with Crafter's Edition "Spice Brown", and his boots, holster, and belt with Americana "Mississippi Mud".   I then highlighted his powerfist and the metal bits of the other gun with Folk Art "Silver Sterling". Lastly, I painted the lens of his goggles with DecoArt Metallics "Festive Red".
         When everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish".  Then, that evening, I applied white glue around the figure's platform base and sprinkled a sand and grit mixture on it.  The next day, I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.
     I'm happy to finally have had time to finish a regular figure rather than another Familiar. :-)    I'm generally pleased with how he turned out, though it looks like I didn't wait long enough for the Dullcote to dry, before taking the final photo. 

6 comments:

  1. Looks almost like a brown coat...nice one

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    1. Thanks! You've got a sharp eye, as the color scheme is loosely based on the picture of Captain Mal on the DVD boxed set. :)

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