This past week I took a break from Gnolls and Beastmen, and painted the Brass Bull from the Bully for You set. I thought this figure was so plain that I wanted to fancy it somehow; and I got the idea of making it look more like a clockwork bull by adding some old watch gears I had in my bits cabinet.
I prepped the 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 it.
So I cut a slot in his back between his shoulders, and then cut the gear roughly in half, so it would nest down in the slot. I then superglued it in place. When the modification was done, I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1.5"x 2" steel base with Aleene's Tacky glue.
Next, I painted the eyes with Ceramcoat "Opaque Red", and used this color to add drybrushed reflections around the eye socket and on the horns. Next, I added inner highlights to the eyes with Crafter's Acrylic "Pure Pumpkin", and then Reaper MSP "Golden Glow" for the inner pinpoint of light in the eye.
When I was done painting the figure, I used some white glue to glue a little sand to the base. When this was dry, I painted the sand with the "Charcoal Grey", and when the paint was dry, I drybrushed the base with some of the "Territorial Beige", then some of the "Antique White", and lastly Americana "Bleached Sand".
I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave him a coat of Americana "DuraClear Matte" varnish. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed him with Testor's Dullcote".