Female Efreeti: Bones 4 Fan Favorites Figure

Chris Palmer

     This past week I painted the Female Efreeti figure from the Bones 4 Fan Favorites Expansion set.  Since I did the Djinni, last week, I thought I should do her counterpart this week to complete the pair.
      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 rinsed and dried it.  I then glued on the head on with Gorillas superglue.  Then, after cutting down the base a little, I glued the figure to a black-primed 1.25" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then placed the figure in my painting grip.

     I began by painting the figure’s armor with Ceramcoat “Black”.  When dry, I drybrushed it with Ceramcoat “Bronze”.

     Next, I painted the skin with Folk Art “Barnyard Red”, and the loincloths with Crafter’s Acrylic “Pure Pumpkin”.  I then painted the sword grips with Reaper MSP HD “Umber Brown”, the metal parts of the hilt with Accent “Mustard Seed”, and the blades with Americana “Zinc”

     I then painted the metal on the sword hilts with the “Bronze”, and the sword blades with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”.  I decided I didn’t like the blades, and wanted to do something more unique with them, so when dry I repainted them with Folk Art Color Shift “Black Flash”.    After that, I painted her fangs and the teeth on her necklace with Americanas “Fawn”.   I also took this opportunity to carefully paint the areas of her hair that bordered her skin and armor with the “Black”.  If I had it to do again, I should have painted the head/hair piece separately, as the hair is sculpted to really intermingle closely with her body.   
     Then , when everything had a chance to dry, I gave her skin and loincloths a wash with Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash.  When that was dry, I gave her armor and swords a wash with Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash. 
     When the washes were dry, I painted her eyes using Folk Art “Lemon Chiffon” for the “whites”, and then painted “Black” pupils.  I then went back and painted the pupil centers with Folk Art Color Shift “Red Flash”.   Next, I painted the lips, and afterwards highlighted the face and rest of the skin with a mix of the base “Barnyard Red” and varying degrees of Americana “Shading Flesh”.  After that, I highlighted her teeth with Americana “Snow White”, and the teeth on the necklace with Americana “Bleached Sand”.  
     I then highlighted the loincloths with the base “Pure Pumpkin” with varying degrees of Americana “Tangerine” mixed in, and then mixed in a little of the “Lemon Chiffon” and did lighter highlights.  I wasn’t happy with the splotchy way the “Reikland Fleshshade” had pooled in the loincloth creases, so I reapplied shadows using Crafter’s Acrylic “Orange Spice”.   After that, I painted the rest of her hair with the “Black”.

     Next, I painted her claws with the “Orange Spice”, and then added highlights with Ceramcoat “Raw Sienna”.  I then drybrushed her hair with Apple Barrel “Apple Maroon”, and then did lighter highlights with Reaper MSP “Holly Berry”.  After that, I painted her horns with Americana “Charcoal Grey”, and when they had dried for a while, I gave them a wash with the “Nuln Oil”.  When the wash was dry, I drybrushed them with Americana “Mississippi Mud”.  I then drybrushed the sword blades with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”; and afterwards highlighted the armor and sword hilts with Ceramcoat “14K Gold”, followed with Ceramcoat “Wedding Gold”.   Lastly, I painted the entire base with “Americana "Mississippi Mud”.
       I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.    Then, when  the varnish was dry, I used some white glue to flock the base.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s “Dullcote”.  I thought the eyes ended up looking too flat, so I went back and reapplied some of the “Red Flash”,  and added highlight dots with the “Lemon Chiffon”.

     I’m really happy with how she came out.  It was fun playing with a different kind of skin tone, and I think the red highlights in the hair was an experiment that ended up looking good.

Tune in Thursday for another bonus post!

via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2019/06/female-efreeti-bones-4-fan-favorites.html
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