Knowing I wouldn't have a lot of time to paint this past week, I grabbed the Bird Familiar from the Familiars Set to paint. I wanted to do it up as a crow in case some day I decided to field the Crow Master type of soldier from the Frostgrave game. Of course I also thought it would make a good familiar if needed.
I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then I gave it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsed and dried it. Next, I glued a column of scrap cork to an old 5/8" fender washer I had, that I had removed a figure from long ago, with Aleene's Tacky glue, I then cut down the base of the bird so it fit roughly on top of the cork, and used the tacky glue to glue it on. I then coated the cork column with regular white glue to help strengthen it, so it would be less likely to break in two during game play. I then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer's glue.
After the figure had overnight to dry, I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish". The next morning I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.