I started by
using a white primer on both the bust and the base that comes
with the kit. The face then had several very thin coats of
Tamiya Matt Flesh/Matt White to give it a good base before I got
to work with the pastels. I used a mix of four different
shades of flesh pastels to get the shading I wanted. The
colouring around the eyes and cheeks is a mix of red,
purple, blue and maroon pastels. I remembered reading one of
Mikes posts at the ClubHouse where his advice was that
there should be more purple/red in the face, hope I managed to
get it right Mike?
The fur was
basecoated with very Dark Grey and drybrushed with lighter
shades of Grey with a final dusting of Tan/Blonde. Shirt is
White with creases and folds shaded with a light Grey pastel.
The base was base coated in Matt Black and drybrushed with four
shades of lighter greys, the bars are Steel drybrushed with
GunBolt for that metal effect.
Now this is a perfect kit but I wanted to make it
"mine" and so added two of my own touches to it. First
is the extra blood flowing from his lips. This was done by
taking some very fine (12oz B/S) fishing line and dipping it in
superglue to achieve the drips/drool, when dry I simply painted
gloss Red and attached to the blood already on the lips.
Second is the final base that the kit sits on. For this I took
an oval base and glued an extra inch high piece of wood the
same shape as the original kit base, this lifted the kit
from the oval base. I then put a layer of plaster of paris
around the base and added different sizes of real small
rocks, any gaps were filled with smaller bits of cat litter.
Again this was base coated with Matt Black and drybrushed with
lighter Greys. The exposed areas between the rocks was painted
with Dark Brown and drybrushed with a more earthy color. To
finish the whole piece I added moss in different areas, this is
simply the grass you get for model train dio's, I used PVA
glue and sprinkled the grass/moss onto it.