Next up is another figure for 52 weeks, 52 miniatures, a Tiefling Fighter from the old D&D Chainmail figure line from the early 2000s. They made some great figures for that game, but WotC decided to take the pre-painted plastic route and the rest is history.
Here's how I painted it:
I primed the miniature with black spray paint from Games Workshop (I'm almost out. Since I'm no longer supporting GW, I'll find another primer).
The numbers indicate the step-by-step order I painted a given area, covering largest/deepest areas first and going outward. So, for example, I painted the flesh Rainy Grey, then the metals, and then the hair.
1. Rainy Grey, by Reaper
2. Aged Bone, by Reaper--Heavy Dry Brush
3. Fair Skin, by Reaper--Heavy to Light Dry Brush
1. Bolt Gun Metal, by GW
2. Chainmail, by GW--light Dry Brush
1. Liche Purple, by GW, Heavy Dry Brush
2. Lich Purple, by Reaper, Light Dry Brush
1. Oiled Leather, by Reaper
2. Woodland Brown, by GW--Heavy Dry Brush
1. Ash Grey, by Reaper
2. Rainy Grey, by Reaper
3. Misty Grey, by Reaper
Small horns and hair straps--Skull White, by GW
Gold Band--Bright Gold, by Reaper
Eyes--Lich Purple, by Reaper
I finished off the miniature with some black ink by Games Workshop.
Overall I'm very pleased with how the Tiefling Fighter turned out. I've had her for about a decade and now she's done.
The guy in the background is a WIP, called a "Paladin Initiate" from Reaper Miniatures. Given his "sentinel-like" appears, I was half tempted to paint him as a statue or a golem. Instead I've decided to use him to experiment with the color purple.
I can't wait to see how he turns out.
So, with the Tiefling Fighter done, that's 8 out of 52.
(Yeah, I've got some catching up to do...)