This week I started on another Reaper Chronoscope Steampunk figure, Rowena Von Graaf. You will have to wait until next week to see her painted as my time thus far has been spent working on the base. I have downloaded an online unpainted image of her so you can at least see what the figure looks like.
As I say this week has been spent working on the base. I decided I wanted to create a small wall, a pillar and some railings. I also wanted to add a lamp to the top of the pillar. First up was the need to make an “L” shape using a couple of pieces of plaster board. This stuff is so versatile and easy to cut and use.
Once dried the next step was to clad the “L” in bricks.
If you follow my blog you will know I bought some Victorian lamps off of Ebay which I used in a previous model a couple of weeks ago. I used another one here, or to be more precise the top of one. For the railings I used some galvanised metal mesh. I also used a couple of small tiles which I bought from the same place I purchased the bricks. These needed to be drilled to take the mesh. Some Milliput was used for the rest of the base and holes positioned to take Rowena once she is painted and ready for adding to the base.
Finally some grit was added and once the PVA had dried it was time to start the painting and whethering. As a final touch some flowers were added to provide a little more colour and interest.
All simple enough but time consuming, particulalry in terms of allowing tbings to dry. Time now to paint the lady herself.