This past week I wrapped up the Bones 3 Townsfolk set by painting the Half-Orc Merchant figure.
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 placed the figure in my painting grip.
At this point went around back, and highlighted his keg with Americana "Bleached Sand", and the case with Americana "Festive Green". I then did the bundle with Folk Art "Porcelain White", and the chest with the "Sable Brown". I used the "Bleached Sand" again to highlight the ropes.
Next, I highlighted all the "Bronze" with Ceramcoat "14K Gold", and highlighted the backpack rack with Accent "Princely Pewter".
Keeping with the medieval tradition of merchants using signs which depicted what they sold, to help the illiterate populace, I tried to think of what kind of signage a general merchant would have (which I thought this fellow looked like.) I finally decided on a pan scale to represent "Trader"; and so, after repainting the sign with the "Snow White", I painted on the pan scale with the "Black".
Lastly, I painted the figure's integral base with Americana "Bittersweet Chocolate".
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. Then, when the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the base. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor's Dullcote".