This week I completed Rex, Dark Future Hero from the Chronoscope set. It wasn’t hard to see that this was supposed to be a not-Arnold figure from Terminator, so I did a quick Google search to see the exact colors of his classic T-1 outfit were.
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. I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.
I began by painting the entire figure Black. I then drybrushed the entire figure with Folk Art “Settlers Blue”. Next, I painted his shirt with Americana “Zinc”.
I then painted his skin with Americana “Shading Flesh”, and the stock of the shotgun with Crafters Acrylic “Cinnamon Brown”. After these were dry, I gave the skin and the stock a wash with Winsor-Newton “Peat Brown” ink using a wet brush.
When the wash was dry, I painted his eyes, then did highlights on his face, hands, and arm with the base “Shading Flesh”. I then mixed a little Americana “Mocha” into the “Shading Flesh” to do some lighter highlights. It was at this time that I realized that he was wearing what looked like a fingerless motorcycle glove on his right hand. So, I quickly painted it Black and did some “Settlers Blue” highlights on it. I took this opportunity to add Black eyebrows on him, and do some more specific “Settlers Blue” highlights on his black outfit. I then added highlights to his shirt with Folk Art “Medium Grey”.
I now worked on the metallics, painting the metal parts of the shotgun with Accent “Princely Pewter”. I then highlighted the gun parts and painted his belt buckle with Ceramcoat “Metallic Pewter”. Finally, I painted his jacket’s many zippers with Folk Art “Silver Sterling”.
I decided I was going to leave the metal plate he is standing on exposed when I flocked the base, so I wanted to paint it like a piece of rusty metal and began by painting it with Ceramcoat “Walnut”. Then, with an old frazzled small brush, I stippled and splotched Crafters Edition “Spice Brown” over it trying to keep it off his boots. Next, I did the same, but to a lesser extent with Accent “Golden Oxide”. I then touched up any areas on his boots with Black where I had gotten spots on them.
After the figure had the afternoon to dry, I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat “Matte Varnish” in the evening. The next morning I flocked the base, and later that afternoon I sprayed the figure with Testor’s Dullcote. I let the figure st overnight, and the next morning I applied a gloss varnish to his leather jacket to make it look really shiny like it does in the Terminator photos I had looked at.
I’m pleased with how the figure turned out. Nothing terribly impressive, but a nice useful pulp, zombie, or sci-fi genre game figure.