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.
When the wash was dry, I drybrushed all the armor and the gun with Americana "Buttermilk". I then painted the scarf on his head and the insignia on his armor's chest plate with Black, and highlighted them with Folk Art "Settlers Blue". I also painted an insignia on his right shoulder with Crafters Acrylic "Bright Yellow". Next, I painted his eyes, and then did highlights on his face with Americana "Sable Brown". I then did highlights on the gloves, knee and shoulder pads with Crafters Edition "Spice Brown". Lastly, I painted his integral base with Ceramcoat Walnut.
When everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish". Then, when that was dry, I spread white glue all over the base, and dunked it in a sand mixture. When the sand mixture on the base was dry, I painted it first with Americana "Charcoal Grey", I then drybrushed it, in succession, with GW "Khemri Brown", Ceramcoat "Raw Sienna", and then the "Buttermilk". I then glued on a small tuft of purple grass. The next day, I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.
I'm very pleased with how this figure turned out. I think its a nice effective simple paint scheme.
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