This week I painted up the Snakeman Warrior from the Swamp Things set. 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 glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.
I forgot to take a picture before I started applying paint, so here is the stock one from the Reaper website.
I began by painting the scales with Nicole’s “Brown”, and the underbelly and arms with Americana “Sable Brown”.
Next, I painted some large oval blotches running down its back, and some smaller ones running down the sides, using Americana “Bittersweet Chocolate”, Then I painted edges around the large blotches using Reaper MSP Bones “Cinnamon Red”. After that, I painted the leather harness and straps as well as the large pouch on its back with Citadel “Snakebite Leather”. Then I painted his armor, wrist braces, buckles, sword hilts and bow fittings, all with Accent Mustard Seed".
I followed that with painting the main part of his quiver with Apple Barrel “Burnt Sienna”, and the top part with Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”. Next, I painted his bow with Folk Art “Gray Green”, and then painted the grip with Crafter’s Acrylic “Cinnamon Brown”. I painted the arrow shafts with Crfater’s Edition “Taupe, and the fletchings with Americana "Buttermilk”.
Next, I re-painted all the armor, wrist braces, buckles, sword hilts, and bow fittings with Ceramcoat “Bronze”. I let everything dry for a while, and then came back and applied a wash of Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash using a wet brush". When the wash was dry, I painted his eyes with Crafter’s Acrylic “Daffodil Yellow”, and then gave them Black slit pupils. I then highlighted his underbelly scales with Americana “Khaki Tan”.
I then did a little highlighting of his head using the “Sable Brown” and did highlights on all the leather parts using a mix of the base “Snakebite Leather” and Ceramcoat “Maple Syrup Tan”. Next, I highlighted the body of his quiver with Americana “Georgia Clay”, and the top part with the “Taupe”. I highlighted the fletchings with Americana “Bleached Sand”, and the bow with the base “Gray Green”. Next, I painted the sword blades with Americana “Zinc”. I then highlighted all the “Bronze” areas with Ceramcoat “14K Gold”. I then went back and painted the sword blades with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, followed with highlights using Folk Art “Silver Sterling”.
I then worked on painting the gem in his left wrist guard. I first painted it with Crafter’s Acrylic “Christmas Red”, and then did a shadow area with Ceramcoat “Black Cherry”. I then did a little highlight area with Ceramcoat “Opaque Red” followed with some White highlights. Lastly, I painted his integral base with Ceramcoat “Walnut”.
I let the figure dry over night and the next day I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish”. When dry, I flocked the base. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".
I like how the figure came out. He got a little bit of a rush treatment, as I was short of time this week; but I think he still looks good for tabletop use.