Monday, July 7, 2014

Horace Action: Figure 102 of 265

   This week, I took a break from painting fantasy, and painted the Horace Action figure from the Zombie Hunters set.
    I  prepped this figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying.  I then glued the figure to a 7/8th inch black-primed fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue. I then glued the washer to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of Elmer's White Glue
  I began painting, by doing all the skin with Apple Barrel "Apple Flesh".  When this was dry, I went back over the skin areas with Americana "Asphaltum".
Next, I painted the pants and the hair with plain black.
When the black was dry, I went back over it, drybrushing it with Duncan "Slate Blue" to give it highlights.  I then painted the shirt with Folk Art "Metallic Blue Sapphire".
When the shirt was dry, I went over it and added highlights to the raised areas and edges with Folk Art "Pearl Aqua Moire".  I then painted the belt buckle and necklace with Ceramcoat "14K Gold", and the pistol with Ceramcoat "Metallic Pewter"
  I wrapped up the figure by doing the eyes white with black pupils, and added some highlights to the raised areas of the skin with some of the "Asphaltum" with a little of the "Apple Flesh" mixed in.  Lastly, I painted the figure's white base with the "Asphaltum" to make it less visible when flocked.  I let the figure sit overnight, and then gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish".  The next morning I flocked the base, and later that afternoon I gave it a spray coat of Testor's "Dullcote".
  I pleased with how this figure turned out.  I had envisioned doing a satin shirt effect when I first contemplated the figure, and I think it came out really well.

Figure 102 of 265: Complete


  1. Great job! I've been considering different paint schemes for this figure, and haven't decided on one yet. I really like the "shiny" effect on the shirt!

    1. Thanks! Glad you like it. It was a bit of a gamble, but I think it worked.