This week I also completed the blue translucent Water Weird figure from Bones II. 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. I then glued it to a 1” black-primed fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and glued the washers to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s White Glue.
First, I gave the “creature” part of the figure a heavy wash with Iron Wind Metals “Dark Blue” ink. I used a brush I had dipped in water, to help thin the ink slightly.
When the ink was good and dry, I drybrushed the figure with plain white. I then painted the vessel and washer with Apple Barrel “Rock Grey”.
When the grey paint was thoroughly dry, I gave the vessel a wash with thinned Black ink. When the ink was dry, I gave the vessel a good drybrushing with the base “Rock Grey”, and then some lighter highlights with Americana “Dove Grey”.
The next morning I gave the figure a coat of Ceramcoat “Mate Varnish”. The following day, I sprayed the figure with “Testor’s Dullcote”. After the Dullcote had had a day to dry, I painted the “water” part with Americana “DuraClear Gloss Varnish”.
I’m really pleased with how this figure turned out. I really like the texture juxtaposition between the wet water and the gritty old vessel.