This past week I painted the two Pirate Shrines, Maersuluth and Meriwyn, from the Bones 5 Brinewind Expansion.
I prepped them in the usual way, soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then gave them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsed and dried them. I then glued the Maersuluth figure to a 1.5" black-primed metal washer, and Meriwyn to a 1.25" black-primed washer, both with some Aleene's Tacky glue. I then placed the figures on pill bottles with some blue-tac.
Next, I moved on to the Meriwyn Shrine. Where I had done the first shrine as metal, I decided to do this one as stone. Mainly because Reaper decided to sculpt it with a broken and missing left arm, and I find it easier to believe that a stone statue had an arm crack off than a metal one would.
I let the figures dry overnight and the next day I gave them a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. When dry, I used some white glue to glue some sand to each figure's base. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed the figures with Testor's Dullcote". When the "Dullcote was dry, I went back and painted the pearl, bottle, and eel eyes with Americana "DuraClear Gloss" varnish.