I prepped the figures in the usual way, soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying them. I then glued both figures to 1″ brown-primed fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue. Then before gluing them to a painting stick, I used some white glue to glue some fine sand to the base. When the sand was dry, I then glued the washers onto a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer’s white glue.
I began by painting both leeches entirely with Vallejo “USA Olive Drab”. When that was dry, I gave both a coat of Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash.
When the wash was dry, I drybrushed the bodies with Aleene’s “Deep Khaki”, followed by a lighter drybrushing on the top surfaces using Aleene’s “Dusty Khaki”. I then painted the mouths with a 50/50 mix of Crafter’s Acrylic “Tutti Fruitti” and Americana “Shading Flesh”.
Next, I painted the teeth with Americana “Bleached Sand”, and when the mouth was dry, I gave the teeth and mouths a coat of Citadel “Nuln Oil” wash. When dry, I highlighted the folds in the moth with Apple Barrel “Apple Lt Pink”, and highlighted the teeth with Ceramcoat “White”. After that, I painted the eye dots with Ceramcoat “Black”, and then went back and gave each one a highlight dot with the “White”.
Simple figures and quick simple paint jobs; but I’m pleased with how they turned out. And they were just the thing for a busy week.