I was going to do an update on the Son of Thunder sculpt but ended up charging along and almost finishing the mini so I’ll save that for another time when he’s complete.
This is a life size cement fox that weighs about 70 lbs. I painted this for my boss’ mother. Their last name is Fox and this statue has been sitting in her barn for so long, waiting to get painted.
I primed the cement with white UGL Drylok and used Patio Paint for the details. Â I picked up a few colors from A.C. Moore, and mixed the distinctive red of a real fox. Â Patio Paint also makes a clear sealer. The paint already has a sealer in it and isn’t needed but I added a few coats of the clear anyway just to make sure that this will weather well.
I used the same basic techniques of base coating, washing, and highlighting as I do with the miniatures, but with a much, much larger brush.
I was honestly nervous about handing it back over as this was my first (and only so far) paint that will live outdoors but so far it’s survived two winters and I’ve had no reports of major damage so far.
This is such a great sculpt and I really loved painting something that’s outside of the miniature world. I’d love to do more at some point but I don’t have room to keep a bunch of painted cement sculptures.