|I'll need to start matt varnishing these guys before I photograph them. This fella is wearing a nice olive drab coat, but the light reflection has washed out the color a bit.|
I know that the background to this character (Red Cap Ben) is supposed to be that he is a survivalist, but I love the sculpt because it reminds me of Rutger Hauer's character in "Hobo with a Shotgun." I like the colors from the concept art, so I kept those, but I gave him a blonde beard as an hommage to Hauer.
I took a little more time to paint this one, trying out just a little bit of blending with OK results. Though, by simply slowing down and adding more in-between layers using the English (layering) system, I find it easier to control the paint and color than if I were to blend. I think a blended figure looks fantastic, but, in all honesty, I don't aspire to paint my figures to a Golden Demon quality; I want the figures to look good on the table, not on the shelf.
Based on the nice sculpting on this figure (and its companion Angry Mary,) I'll probably pick up the other artist boxes. I'm also kicking myself for not picking up the Mustache Pack (especially for that Magnum PI figure). And I'm certainly not going to pay eBay prices to get it now. But oh well, I have more than enough survivor figures, and there'll be plenty more when Season 3 rolls around.