Last year someone posted a link to the website of Tom Meier, a sculpter of miniature fantasy figures. Of particular interest was a figure called "Slug Eat Your Face", which was designed according to the specifications of his six-year-old son. It's about 1.75" tall. Here's a photo of the sculpt from his site:
The very humorous report of on the design of this figure can be found in Tom's blog, about 1/4 way down the page:http://thunderboltmountain.com/serendipity/index.php?/archives/P2.html
Anyway... I bought a couple of them, one for myself and one for my son who is into D&D type games. And now, over a year later, I finally got around to painting one of them. Here it is:
No fancy paint tricks or anything... I just sprayed it with a light coat of white primer, than used Apple Barrel craft acrylics for the colors. I started with a coat of "Sandstone", then added the dark spots. After that dried I built up the colors using very thin washes. When it was complete I finished it with a couple coats of artist's acrylic gloss medium.
One thing I found was that the holes representing the pupils of the eyes actually made it more difficult to paint them. Next time I'll fill in the holes prior to painting.