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pop op, 4


Finally got round to doing some painting. (Christmas Holiday, yay!!)


Gave John a little bit of a sleepy look.

Painting takes patience… Just have to slowly layer thin-ish paint on top of the other, but is quite quick to dry so it was actually a continuation of painting. Once you’ve reach the end the first part would have been dry enough to layer on top.


It’s amazing how much difference adding the eyes makes.


Had quite a bit of skin tone left and some black, so added the tea (skin + a little black). Milky tea…. I think it works?

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Slightly put-upon look. 😀 perfect. I think John might have just found out that the milk was next to some body part again in the fridge.


Now for the details… a light pencil sketch to set the place and decide if it works.


A bit too blond, but hey, it’s a pop version.

Next part coming soon.

pop op, 3

A quick run to Games Workshop to grab a bottle of white priming paint later.


*spray spray spray*

Whoops. Over did it and was dripping white… Oh dear…


*waits impatiently*

Oh f*** it…

*turns pop and sprays other sides*


*gets paint everywhere because of impatience*

I also left a few fingerprints around as well…. *sigh*


Oh well.. done now.

I’ve learnt that: be very very patient with priming. I took around 2 hours spraying and waiting, even then it’s not quite long enough breaks in between for it to dry properly.

Results: Not too shabby. Just oversprayed some parts (blobs of paint sort of visable) and finger prints or smudges from moving it around a bit too soon.

pop op, 2

I need to get ol’Jimmie here nice and shiny before being reborn as John.

So… death by acetone.


Rubbing the paint off is rather tougher than I thought it would be…

*rub rub rub* *scrubby* *rub rub*

1 hour later……

*huff huff huff* *rub rub* *scrub* *rub a dubdub* *scrub* *huff*


This was the best I could do before giving up. Seems like the head and the body is made from different coloured vinyl. I’ll just give it a good white undercoat.

*goes off to wash ex-jimmie in soapy water*

Oh, btw, be very careful while holding it and rubbing. Some softer parts (like the flat part of the face) might get squashed from your grip + the vinyl-eating properties of acetone.

…. and wear a glove.

……………… and a mask.

…………………………….. and don’t try using tissue. It. Does. Not. Work.