I thought I would surprise you, and myself for that matter, by doing a figure that wasn’t from Hasslefree. This little lady is from CP Models and goes by the name of “Mei-Lin Mayfair”. To be honest she could easily pass for a Hasslefree figure – metal, spot on 28mm scale and female. Having failed with Ann’s March challenge I’m straight in there for April!
With no rules to follow in terms of colour scheme I thought I would go for yellow, partly inspired by others who for one reason or another have gone with this colour recently. Personally I think it is the worst colour to paint with which is annoying because it is one I really like. Unfortunately yellow paint is just too translucent for one or two coats to be sufficient I find.
Doubtless there are many ways of painting with yellow but, on the occasions when I do, I use just about every yellow I have in my paint collection. Starting with the darkest I work through each colour in layers until I get to the lightest and that seems to work for me. As for the base I kept it simple as I liked the figure and didn’t want to distract from it. I used Scrim Tape to create a mesh pattern (just about visible in the last image), some broken plaster board for a little rubble and a old watch part to add a bit of metal.