Joined: Aug 22, 2006
From: San Francisco
|Posted: 2014-03-03 9:39 pm  Permalink|
Once he was dry I worked him over with a sanding block. That turned up a few areas that were too thin, so I added another layer in places, and then back into the oven to dry overnight. Sanded him again, and called it good:
Base color is burnt umber again:
And then some wood grain. My wife said he looked like he was wearing pin-stripes. The real Ngendei has quite distinct (and regular) cracks, so I did those initially and will come back later and add lighter cracks, if necessary.
Then I started on the colors for his body, which went pretty quickly:
ETRphiles may note that I'm going for a classic color scheme - the real Ngendei is sporting a blueish paint job at the moment, but we thought he'd be a better match for Pele this way.
Next up - the swirly Earth, and then a weathering pass.