Luckily, I bought the figure for next to nothing, so all was not lost. I was really in the mood to paint some khaki, and this figure was the perfect subject. I wanted every uniform component to be a slightly different shade of the same color, to give a bit of visual interest to the otherwise bland color scheme. I used oils over an acrylic base.
I was too lazy to pin the figure's legs, and this really came back to bite me. I've probably broken and re-glued the legs back together fifteen times.
This guy was uniquely challenging to paint because of his weight. I'll be avoiding white metal kits because holding onto them for more than an hour gets to be too much. I know, I'm a weakling... whatever.
I churned this guy out in about a week sometime in 2009. I'm reasonably happy with the paint job, but the scultping bothers me so much that i really hate to look at him. Sounds harsh, but I'm picky.
Thanks for looking!