Because of its size, I decided not to use the base and just mount it on a wall near another great Big Head bust I have called Pretty
Scary Sarah, a zombified version of Sarah Palin. Sadly, Scary Sarah is out of production though she turns up on eBay from time to time. That is where I got mine as a matter of fact. You can see Sarah in the 'Busts' section of the site.
Perhaps the most difficult part of the kit was the painting, primarily getting flesh tones down. I have about a dozen flesh colors in my
paint arsenal. Once I decided on the base flesh tone the rest was to apply different washes of the others (I think I used four) to get the look I wanted for the victim's face and hands. I struggled with this for a time and after a few iterations I got the
hue I was looking for. I should mention that I don't use an air brush.
As I have done in the past since I can't paint eyes to save my life,
I went with my old standby, plastic doll eyes, (10mm in this case) to finish off the man's head. Visit my 'Hints & Tips' page to get a link where you can buy them if you're as inept as I am at painting them.
For the brain, I went to Google and called up images of real human brains to get an idea of what kind of color palette I wanted to use. I should mention that the
film was in black & white so one could go down any road they liked and still be 'accurate'.
In closing, I can't
say how much I like this kit in terms of its quality and subject matter. Earth Bound Studios has a very nice line of Big Head Busts you may want to consider adding to your collection. Here's their link: https://blackheartmodels.com/big-head-busts-earthbound-studios