I went with a dark pumpkin overall coloration which matched the film pretty closely. The claws and spurs that are placed in a somewhat randomly were painted gloss black. To finish it off, I gave it a wash of diluted black which brought out the plethora
of horrific detail quite nicely.
Though the creature could stand on its own two feet (?), it was a bit wobbly and would topple with little encouragement. As being one that was EXTREMELY tired of repairing figures that have fallen off of shelves in the
past, I decided to add a little more stability. This was accomplished by digging though my box of resin leftovers where I found was a base roughly five inches in diameter of a wooden floor. I think it was part of an earlier “Thing” kit I built.
Anyway, I spray painted the base with a red primer so my acrylics would have something to adhere to. Once this dried, I gave it a wash of medium gray to bring out the wood grain detailing. I then hand painted the wood seams and nail holes with a black wash
to bring out those details. I finished the base with a couple lengths of 16 gauge black wire CA'd to the floor to look like the telepod power leads.