My 1:35 statue of Saddam arrived from Verlinden last week and I painted it up and took a couple of pictures. Although the scale is 1:35 it works great for 28mm games - providing an impressive statue. You can see the pictures below with some 28mm USMC and an M1 Abrams that give you an idea of the scale.
|An impressive sight.|
|The Abrams should hook him up and tear him down.|
|Armour and troops advance past the statue.|
The statue was actually fairly easy to paint. I used long copper wire to pin the statue to the base so it is removable for easier storage. I primed the statue black and used a drybrush of GW Leadbelcher that I had added a lot of black to make it a very dark metallic colour. After that I watered down some GW Ushapti bone and applied it to the details while using a paper towel to wipe the excess off in a downward direction. The effect I think works well for weathering.
For the base I sprayed it a light grey colour (Armory Grey Primer). I washed it with a GW black wash then stippled a lighter grey for the final colour. I did the plate in a standard metallic with a brown wash. Once that was all done I used Army Painter Skeleton Bone spray to weather the whole base (spraying at a distance, working the spray cloud into the model as needed to weather it).
There you have it ... another addition to the modern layout.