The Hasslefree Modern Adventurers sculpted by Kev White have captured my attention. This is a 25mm Survivor named Joe. Kevin used his superior knowledge of human anatomy to make this figure regal, proud and blindingly handsome.
I sculpted the base myself from Super Sculpey.
The skin tone was of critical importance to me. I wanted something rich, something deep to emphasize the character of the figure. But I didn't have any paints in my possession to accomplish what I pictured in my mind. Therefor I had to create a custom mix that would give me what I wanted.
I began by basing with Reaper Suntan as my midtone. Then I worked my way down into the shadows with Reaper Sunburn. This gave the skin a strong red bias that needed to be toned down. So I applied a wash of Citadel Nulin Oil. This cut the red and gave me depth of colour. I then brought the highlights back up by using Reaper Suntan, mixed with increasing amounts of Reaper Rosy Skin. After I'd reached the highest points, I watered down the Nulin Oil and applied two layers as a very thin glaze.
After I'd photographed him I realized that I should have put some blood effects on the bat along with some pooled blood on the sidewalk as I'm fairly certain that Joe has bashed in more than a few zombie heads with that bat.