When purchasing this figure I had some vague idea of using it for my Pulp mash-up Space1889/John Carter of Mars games, so I pictured in some sort of tan,bron,reddish type of color scheme. However, i didn't want to limit it to just Mars, so I wanted to tone the base colors down so they might just as well blend in with any desert setting.
I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking all the pieces it in a bowl of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then I gave them all a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsed and dried them. I then assembled the figure using Gorilla superglue. Next, I used Aleene's Tacky glue to glue the base to a n old CD.
When everything was dry, I used masking tape to taped off the area of the base where the figure was going to be glued, and taped the underside of the figure where it sat on the base as well.
I then started work on the big worm itself. First, I painted the underbelly with the "Bleached Sand". I then painted the crusty rock-like bumps on its back with the "Terra Cotta", and the pustule like citcles running alng the sides with the "Barnyard Red".
After the figure had overnight to dry, I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish". The next morning I sprayed the figure with Testor's Dullcote.
|John Carter and Dejah Thoris battle a strange creature from the Barsoomian wastes.|