Last week I started the Bones 3 Wild West Wizard of Oz set and posted the Tin Man mini. This past week I continued working my way through the set by painting the Scarecrow. As I said before, I don't know what particularly makes this set Wild West; it seems to me it would fit in in any kind of Steampunk, VSF, Pulp, or Post-Apocalyptic setting.
These figures were actually cast in the newer grey Bones material, and are a bit stiffer than normal Bones.
To see the already completed figure from this set, follow the link: Tin Man.
In painting this figure, I wanted to try to copy the colors used in the Scarecrow from the movie; with the realization that they weren't dressed or constructed exactly the same.
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.
When the wash was dry, I drybrushed his hat with Americana "Asphaltum", and highlighted his straw hair with the "Moon Yellow". I then applied a little Iron Wind Metals "Mid Green" ink to each eye socket. When the ink was dry, I painted the pupils with Crafter's Acrylic "Citrus Green", and then added a White highlight dot. After that, I highlighted his head with Apple Barrel "Lemon Chiffon", and the rope around his neck with Folk Art "Butter Pecan".
When I was done painting the figure, I used some white glue to glue a mixture I made of some fine brown sand, and courser black sand to the base. When this was dry, I drybrushed the sand and the figure's own base with Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige", and then with some Americana "Antique White". When dry, I glued on some bits of grass tufts.
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 it with Testor's Dullcote".