The box art for this figure.
This is a very nicely detailed and large cast resin statue of Frank Frazetta's iconic Death Dealer shows a scene of the titular character paying homage at it's creator's grave. The sixteen inch (!!!) tall poly stone version can be purchased all ready
painted but I manged to pick up an unpainted version on eBay. Sculpted by Barsom Manashian, the eight piece “kit” requires absolutely no clean up and goes together with cast in magnets so no adhesives are necessary for its assembly.
with something of a departure on coloring this build by using Rub'n'Buff oils and standard acrylics. The chain mail, helmet, gantlets and metal boots almost cried out for the Rub n' Buff technique which looks great in this application. I suppose I could have
done the whole thing in Rub n' Buff but I opted to mix the two mediums for a bit more variety.
When using Rub n' Buff, I give the object a base coat of flat black primer which I let cure over night. I then put a small dab of whatever Rub n' Buff color
I decide to use (pewter in the case of the Death Dealer armor) on a soft cloth and, well, rub and buff. Avoid putting a large blob of the Rub n' Buff material on the working surface since you just want to burnish the high points of the object, allowing the
low areas to enhance the overall appearance. I suggest a dry run on a contoured piece of smooth plastic or wood to get the hang of it.