I prepped Vandorendra in the usual way; soaking the figure 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 1.25" 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 then painted her eyes, giving her pupils with Apple Barrel "Apple Maroon", I also used the "Apple Maroon" to paint the tiny gem on her forehead". Next I mixed some of the "Apple Maroon" with some of the Territorial Beige" to paint her lips. Next, I highlighted her skin and the underbelly scales with the base "Territorial Beige", I then mixed a little Crafter's Acrylic "Flesh" with the "Territorial Beige" to do some lighter highlights. I followed this with doing highlights on the rest of the scales with Americana "Sable Brown." Next, I painted her nipples with Americana "Charcoal Grey" mixed with a little of the "Territorial Beige".
My next step was to paint all the weapon blades with Folk Art "Gunmetal Grey". Then, I used Ceramcoat 14K Gold to highlight all the weapon hilts and jewelry that I had painted Bronze earlier. I then went back and used Folk Art Silver Sterling to add highlights to the blades. Lastly, I painted the rest of the figure's integral base with the "Walnut".
After the figure had the afternoon to dry, I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish" in the evening. The next morning I flocked the base using a sand mixture, and later that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.
I'm very pleased with how this figure turned out. I was interested to see how the "Territorial Beige" would work for a darker skin tone, and I think it came out looking pretty good.
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