This week I took a break from working on the Dwarves Set, and did this Grandmother figure from the Townsfolk Set, because with the Cold Wars game convention this past weekend I knew my painting time would be limited. I didn’t know she was a Grandmother when I painted her, as I usually don’t look up the figure’s names on the Reaper site until after I’ve painted them. So, I painted her as a younger woman. I don’t think anything particular about her says she is an older person.
I prepped this 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. I then glued the figure to a 1” black-primed fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and glued the washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s White Glue.
I began by painting her dress with Americana “Mississippi Mud”, and her apron and hat with White. I then painted her face and arms with Apple Barrel “Apple Flesh”.
Next, I painted her hair with Crafters Edition “Spice Brown”, then did the broom stick with Americana “Sable Brown”, and the head of the broom with Americana “Moon Yellow”.
When all that had a good long time to dry, I gave the entire figure a wash with GW “Agrax Earthshade” wash.
When the ink was good and dry, I did her eyes; painting the sockets black, then adding the whites, then doing black pupils. Then I painted her lips with Americana “Shading Flesh”. I did highlights on the face with the base “Apple Flesh”, and then added a little white and did some lighter facial highlights. Next, I did highlights on the apron and cap with the base White, and the dress with the “Mississippi Mud.” Lastly, I highlighted the broom stick with the “Sable Brown”, and the bristles with the “Moon Yellow”. I finished up by painting the base GW “Khemri Brown”.
The next morning I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat “Mate Varnish”. The following day, I sprayed the figure with “Testor’s Dullcote”.
I’m generally pleased with how this simple figure turned out. She will make a good villager or tavern employee.
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