This past week I painted the Fruella, Dreadmere Mercenary, figure from the Bones 4 Dreadmere Expansion 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 when dry, glued the washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s glue.
I began by painting her face with Reaper MSP “Tanned Skin”. I then panted her shirt with Folk Art “Butter Pecan”, and her under skirt with Reaper MSP “Holly Wreath”. After that, I painted her outer skirt with Folk Art “Poppy Seed”, and the bit of armor in the opening of her skirt with Americana “Terra Cotta”.
Next, I painted her boots with Americana “Charcoal Grey”, and her coat with Apple Barrel “Apple Black Green”. After that, I painted her gloves with Americana “Fawn”, and the fur on her collar and boot-tops with Americana “Asphaltum”.
I then painted the axe handle with Americana “Light Cinnamon”, andd the axe head with Americana “Zinc”. I followed up by painting the wrapping on he axe with Accent “Mustard Seed”, and using some Reaper MSP HD “Umber Brown” to paint her belts, pouch, and scabbard.
I let everything dry for a while, and then I gave her face a coat with Citadel “Reikland Fleshshade” wash. When it was dry, I gave the rest of a coat of Citadel “Agrax Earthsdahde” wash. When all the washes were good and dry, I painted her hair with Ceramcoat “Black”. I then did her eyes, and then highlighted her face with Reaper MSP “Tanned Highlight”, and Reaper MSP “Rosy Highlight”.
Next, I did the highlights in her hair using Americana “Grey Sky” and then moved to her blouse, highlighting that with a mix of the base “Butter Pecan”, and some Americana “Bleached Sand”. After that, I highlighted the armor piece hanging down between her skirt using Accent “Golden Oxide”, and highlighted the underskirt using Crafter’s Acrylic “Holiday Green”.
I then highlighted the outer skirt using a mix of the base “Poppy Seed” and some Folk Art “Gray Green”; and then highlighted the coat with some of the base “Apple Black Green” mixed with some Folk Art “Hunter Green”, and then the “Hunter Green” mixed with a little Apple Barrel “Apple Christmas Green”. After that, I did the fur trim on the coat and the boots with some Ceramcoat “Territorial Beige”, and then a little of the lighter Americana “Khaki Tan”. Next was the gauntlets, and I highlighted them with some of the base “Fawn” mixed with Americana “Buttermilk”, then I highlighted her bag with some Americana “Sable Brown”, and I did the axe handle with some of the “Fawn” mixed with the base “Light Cinnamon”.
At this point I painted the axe head with some Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”, and then highlighted it with Ceramcoat “Metallic Silver”. I also used the “Metallic Silver” to paint the belt buckle. 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”.
Another good tabletop mini. Nothing fancy with this one. Though what’s in the bag?! 😀
via All Bones About It http://allbonesabout.blogspot.com/2019/07/fruella-dreadmere-mercenary-bones-4.html
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