Here's one method I went about preping the figure for primer. After giving the figure a good wash and has dried, I cover/mask the area's to be glued later on, with painters tape. The tape doesn't leave any residue, but is sticky enough to hold while priming.
As for paint colors, I used practically all the gray's, warm and cold tones, in my stash, including an ink and pastel.
This figure was a blast to paint. Having never painted a figure in black and white, it was really refreshing to do a subject out of my norm. I used almost every shade of grey in my stock of acrylics on this one, from drab warm greys to cold bluish tones. I'll post more pics once the dust settles on my current project. Thanks for visiting.
I live in the small town of Bath, Michigan with my wife and children.
I have been modeling figures for 25 plus years. Since I was a kid, I've always been fascinated by military uniforms of the past and soldier material culture. This then led me to express my interest through modeling figures from many time periods and scales.