I tried to take the easy route first and use Citadel Contrast paint for the gingerbread. So I gave the figure a base coat of Ceramcoat “White”; and when dry, I mixed some Citadel Contrast “Fyreslayer Flesh” and Citadel Contrast “Snakebite Leather” together and painted it on the figure. When dry, I was sad to see that it came out very mottled. I had hoped it wouldn’t, but knew in the back of my mind that it probably would. Oh, well; I tried.
I then started over, painting directly over the Contrast paint, with a mix of Folk Art “Teddy Bear Brown” and a little Accent “Mustard Seed”. When dry, I gave the entire figure a coat of Citadel Shade “Agrax Earhdahde”. I let that dry, and then drybrushed the figure with some Reaper MSP “Ginger Cookie”, because I just had to. 🙂
Next, I painted all the icing decorations, as well as his epaulette and candy cane, with Americana “Snow White” I let that dry, and then did his eyes and belt with a mix of Reaper MSP “Ultramarine Blue” and Crafter’s Acrylic “Tropical Blue”. Then I painted his mouth a mix of Folk Art “Tomato Red” and Crafter’s Acrylic “Tutti Frutti”. After that, I painted his buttons with Crafter’s Acrylic “Holiday Green”.
I then painted the stripes on the candy cane and epaulette with some Citadel Contrast “Blood Angels Red” in hopes it would give it a bit of a translucent look. When it was dry, I touched up all the white parts of the icing with Reaper MSP “Peppermint White”. Again, becuase I felt I just had to. 🙂 Lastly I painted the entire base with Americana “Zinc”.