This week I painted up the Bloodmane, Gnoll Warrior, figure from the Bones II Gnolls & Bugbears set. I ended up with a bunch of the Bones II Gnolls through trades and flea market purchases, so I thought it was about time to start work on them. I'm going to need them eventually for the Frostgrave "In To The Breeding Pits" supplement, so rather than wait until the last minute, I thought I'd start now and allow myself the luxury of being able to work on them at a leisurely pace.
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 1.25" 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 did the highlights on his axe grip an short sword scabbard with Americana "Shading Flesh", and on his pouches with Apple Barrel "Apple Maple Syrup". The rope holding the skulls I highlighted with Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige", and I then highlighted the skulls with the "Buttermilk", and then the "Light Antique White". I then went back and highlighted his nose, muzzle, claws, and sword grip with Americana "Neutral Grey". I then went back over the metal parts adding highlights with Ceramcoat "Metallic Silver".
Lastly, I painted the base with the "Neutral Grey", and then gave it a wash with Citadel "Nuln Oil" wash. When the wash was dry, I gave it a drybrush with Duncan "Slate Grey"
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave him a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed him with Testor's Dullcote".