I painted up Mi-Sher this week. She is supposed to be wielding two swords, but I had borrowed her second sword a while back to use with my Chronomancer Apprentice, Sascha Dubois; and the figure had been sitting around my painting table off-handedly :) until I realized recently that with just one sword she would make a good Thug for Frostgrave. So, I found a suitable replacement hand from my bits box of hard plastic figure parts, and after prepping the figure, I super-glued the hand in place. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
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 plastic hand in place. Next, I glued the figure to a white-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.
At this point I turned to the metallic parts. I began by painting the sword, the fittings on the scabbard on her back, and the various buttons on her footwear, and wristguards, with Americana "Neutral Grey". I then painted the insects (scarabs?) on her footwear with the "Forest Green". I went back and painted over all the parts I had painted the "Neutral Grey" with Folk Art Metallics "Gunmetal Grey", and then did highlights with Folk Art Metallics "Silver Sterling". I then painted over the bugs on her footwear with Folk Art "Metallic Emerald Green".
I painted the base White, and when dry I glued on a 10mm figure I had prepared earlier to look like a small broken statue by cutting it roughly into two parts and then painting it. First, Black, then drybrushed it with Americana "Neutral Grey", followed with Folk Art "Platinum Grey". When everything had overnight to dry, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish" early the next morning. Midday, I flocked the white areas with Woodland Scenics "Snow" flock and late that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.