completed head

Grumpy Dude

Project start 2018-12-31

More proof I'm a mad packrat: I couldn't bear to throw out a batch of perfectly good skin tone left over from my demon girl, so I bumped "Grumpy Dude" to the top of the pile just to have something to paint with it.
So, who's Grumpy Dude anyway? He's the leftover head from the rather horrible US Paratrooper from Glencoe, which a fellow builder contributed to my spares box. The thing needed a title, and one bad day the overly cheerful look on his face supplied inspiration
I made a quick and dirty cast of the nozzle that came with a tube of putty, and stuck the head on that, turning it into a sort of minimal bust.

head and nozzle

The idea was to give him some proper hair, just to practice that sort of thing, so I dumped a blob of grey Milliput mixed with Brown Stuff on his head, roughly evened it out, and started scratching away with big fat needle. I'm obviously a crap hairdresser, but hey, I have to learn sometime
So, a quick sweep of sandpaper once the epoxy is hard, that a quick blast of primer and base colour, and with any luck, he'll be ready before that paint dries out.

Grumpy Dude is beginning to come alive. Still not a happy character, by the looks of it, but he seems to have gone from grumpy to worried somehow.

The Grumpy Dude is finished. The rather primitive hair style (is it even deserves the word 'style') made me think he looked ealy mediaeval, and the chap who donated the head to my spares pile immediately volunteered he looked like some Roman emperor, so I'm guessing he would have been stylish between one and two thousand years back. Good enough..
Six days into the year, and I've already finished a model. This is ridiculous...

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