This past week I painted the Female Devil figure from the Bones 4 Bedeviled group from the Core Set. During the run of the Kickstarter, I had read on the Reaper Forum about folks who where considering the possibilities of converting the larger Rulers of Hell figure set into some sort of Forest King and Queen creatures by removing their wings and skull iconography. With the cloven hooves and horns I could see how easily this could be done. And, while I didn't get that set, I did get the smaller sized Bedeviled group that came in the Core Set. Looking at the female figure in that set, it seemed to me that she too would be an easy conversion to make into some sort of Faun-like Forest Creature.
So, with figure in hand, I began. I prepped the figure in the usual way, soaking the parts in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying them.
The first conversion step I wanted to do was remove the trident-like weapon from her right hand. Once removed, I replaced it with one of the spear/staff type weapons weapons from the Bones 3 Clear Armory of Virtue sprues. I then glued the right arm into place using Gorilla Superglue Gel.
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". After the Dullcote dried, I went back over the head of the staff with Americana "DuraClear Gloss Varnish".
Be sure to tune in Thursday for another bonus post this week!