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Updated 5/28/11 -see bottom of page for repaint of the base
|This model turned out to be more fun
than I though it would be. I thought painting the fur
would be a real pain. But it actually went rather
The building was pretty straightforward. Since I enjoy the building, re-carving the the fur along the seams wasn't that bad. The worst seam on the whole kit was the tongue. Trying to get the putty in place inside that small mouth was tricky. Took a lot of patients.
I got a nice
blend of shades in the fur. Starting with a white base
coat. Then moving on to a cream colored coat on top of
that. Then I started blending different shades of tan and
brown, starting lighter and working to darker. That way
it looks like the fur is lighter underneath. I used a
little drybrushing for the last couple of coats to just
darken the high points.
The tree on the
base got the most detail and attention of al the base
parts. The parting line was terrible. The gaps between
the branches were filled in solid. I had to remove all
that flash, and clean up the seam around the whole leaf
section. After that I had to add more of the detail back
in. It wouldn't look right with a smooth section in the
leaves. The leaves themselves are 4 different colors
splotched and drybrushed on in no particular order of
|I was never really happy with the
way the base turned out.
So I went back and repainted it.
Painted the rock gray.
Then gave the main part of the base a medium brown.
Then went over it with a mossy green color.
All that was with spray cans.
Then I went in with a brush and hit the rocks with a couple
diffeent grays. And a little charcoal to accent them.
Painted the fern leaf.
And gave the bones a coat of ivory and a little brown
I think it looks a lot better.