Here is the kit figure glued together with Tamiya thin and thick glues , the glue is perfect for figures because it welds the plastic components together and there is very little need for filler .
Was a big fan of Revell glue until a few years back and I never look back at using the Tamiya glue .
The upper torso is dremmelled out to allow the hornet head to sit within the Torso .
The figure is then airbrushed in Mig's ammo primer .
Was a Humbrol primer fan for many years although the Ammo product is way quicker to use.
A couple of drops of primer and a drop of thinner and bang away you go .
The Ammo cleaner is the way to go for clean up of the primer after use.
Quick and easy , perfect , and not affiliated to Mig's ammo products in any way
just like experimenting with new products .
Once the primer is allowed to dry I then used Humbrol colours
226,31 and 147 for highlights.
The 147 was mixed with 226 and 31 as a high light colour only
The head and arms have been painted in oil paints with a black pin wash for the fingers , eyes,mouth and ears .
5 colours of oil paint , red white yellow ,pink and sienna
A black and grey pastel application was made for the bearded growth area .
This was applied with a fine brush, hard to see in the photo's but it is there .
Tester Glosscote and dullcote had been used for the Tamiya decals for the cap, epaulettes , collars and belt buckle.
Glosscote applied and then set for a couple of hours , maybe a day or more and then the Tamiya decals applied with Mr Gunze mark softener .
Once dry I applied a coat of Tester Dullcote to the cap and uniform only.
I stayed clear of the skin areas because they hold the transparency with the oil paint.