This past week I painted the "Gloom Stalker" from the Bones 4 Darkreach Expansion; this is Reaper's version of the D&D Hook Horror. This is the last figure from the Darkreach Expansion I had left to paint. So it feels good to get one expansion completed. (Note: I traded or sold the Fungoids, and all but two of the Bloodstone Gnomes.)
Moving on to the eyes next, I painted the immediate area around them with the "African Violet", and then painted the eyeball with Americana "Zinc". When dry, I painted large pupil with Crafter's Acrylic "Daffodil Yellow", and then a smaller inner pupil with Ceramcoat "White".
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. I then used some white glue to glue some fine sand around the edge of the integral base to cover the areas where the black under-base showed. When the sand was dry, I painted it with a coat of Americana "Charcoal Grey". When this was dry, I drybrushed the sand with the "Mississippi Mud", and then with some Apple Barrel "Rock Grey"; lastly I drybrushed it with a little Americana "Dove Grey". Next, I painted the sculpted bone on the base with the "Light Antique White". When that was dry, I gave it a coat of Citadel Contrast "Skeleton Horde".
Another overnight dry, and I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote". When the "Dullcote" was dry, I went back and repainted the eyes with a little Americana "DuraClear Gloss" varnish.
I'm really happy with how this guy turned out. I wasn't expecting a lot from the figure, but for some reason the black, purple, and off-white color scheme really seems to make it pop for me. Sadly this is another figure that suffers from some poorly placed mold lines, and I just don't have the patience to spend a lot of time trying to remove them from uneven and textured surfaces.