This past week I painted the "Space Henchman" from the Bones 4 Chronoscope Expansion. I thought he would be a good all-purpose crewman or rabble for Stargrave.
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 trimmed the figure's integral base a little, and glued the figure to a 1" brown-primed metal washer with some Aleene's Tacky glue. I then placed the figure in my painting grip.
Next, I painted his boots with Americana "Charcoal Grey", his belts with Raper MSP "Drow Elf Skin", and his gun and bracelets with Ceramcoat "Black".
I then painted his teeth with Americana "Antique White", and his bracelets and buckles with Folk Art Metallics "Gunmetal Grey". I let everything dry for a while, and then gave his head and arms a coat of Citadel "Agrax Earthshade" wash. When that was dry, I have all his clothing and accessories a coat of Citadel "Nuln Oil" wash.
When the washes were dry, I highlighted his teeth with Americana "Bleached Sand:, and then painted his eyes, using Crafter's Acrylic "Daffodil Yellow" for the "whites". I then highlighted his skin with a mix of the base "Sheld Brown" and some Ceramcoat "Territorial Beige". Next, I highlighted his shirt, first with th base "Dove Grey", and then with Americana "Snow White". After that, I highlighted his pants with a mix of the base "Denim BLue", and some Crafter's Acrylic "Cool Blue".
I let the figure and base dry overnight and the next day I gave them both a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed the figure with Testor's "Dullcote".
I'm happy with this guy. He really looks the part of a Henchman I think. I couldn't help but start referring to him as "Spuds MacKenzie" as I was painting him [an 80's name reference the older readers will recognize :) ], and I think that name may stick when he joins my crew.