Over the weekend, I was able to complete the Beholder figure from the 30 New Bones set. I've had this figure sitting on my painting table for a while now, as I was never able to really decide on a color scheme for it. I finally figured the only way to get it done was to just plunge in.
To begin with, the figure had not been pre-assembled well in the factory. (I've noticed this with a number of the pre-assembled figures.) There was a noticeable gap where the upper face/mouth part joined the rest of the body. So, very carefully, I took a hobby knife and pried the upper mouth part away from the rest of the figure, slowly working around the joint and loosening the glue that held it in place. Eventually I got it free, and after several test fittings, and trimming of the tab on the face section that fit in the slot on the body, I was able to make it fit relatively tight. I then glued it in place with super-glue.
I then went about preparing it in the usual way; soaking in some water with a little dish soap added, then giving a light scrub with a soft toothbrush to remove any left over mold-release agent, and then rinsing and drying. After it was good and dry, I sprayed it with Krylon Camouflage Flat Black with Fusion, and glued the figure to a black-primed 1.25" fender washer using Aleene's Tacky glue. I then glued the washer with a couple drops of Elmer's white glue to a tongue depressor.
After the paint had overnight to dry, I painted it with coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish". When this was dry I flocked the base; and after the flock had a bit to dry, I sprayed the whole thing with Testor's "Dullcote spray paint. After the "Dullcote" had dried overnight, I went back and I painted all the eyes with Americana "Gloss Varnish" to make them more realistic looking.
Figure 78: Complete