This week I also completed the Gelatinous Cube figure from the Bones II Gelatinous Cube add-on set. I traded a friend for this figure as he was disappointed with its lack of "cube-ness". I have to agree that it doesn't match my idea of what an old school D & D Gelatinous Cube should look like either. I had always pictured something more geometric and cube-like, with more well defined shape and sides (like a Jello cube!). However, I saw the possibility of using this as some sort of ice monster for Frostgrave...a living ice cube if you will. Maybe a product of some ancient magic, or something to evolve in the froze wastes of the magic-riddled city. From what I understand ice, actually can move on is own, so it's locomotion isn't beyond the realm of reality. Being sentient and scavenging for food, however, puts us back into the realm of fantasy. :)
I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking its parts in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving them a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying. I then glued the base of the cube to a 2" white-primed fender washer with Aleene's Tacky glue. I didn't need to glue the washer to a tongue depressor, as the big 2" size gave me a good surface to hold onto while painting.
I must say at this point I was a little disappointed that you can't really see the interior details once the cube is applied to the base. I wasted a lot of time painting all the base details, when I could have just painted the whole mass brown and it wouldn't have looked much different when viewed through the cube walls.