Knowing that I would be short of painting time last week with my trip to Nashcon near Nashville, TN, this past weekend, I prepped one of the easy to paint figures from the Townsfolk II Set; the Blacksmith.
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.
After everything had dried overnight, I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish" and, when dry, used some white glue on the base and sprinkled it with some fine gravel. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed him with Testor's Dullcote".