I'm guessing by your posts that you are going to assemble him before starting up painting. What colors are you planning on using? Greens like the box, or something more creative? I've been contemplating doing him more piece by piece starting with the head. The parts fit so snugly on mine that I'm not overly worried about damaging my paint job when i'm ready for assembling, plus I feel it will give me the best chances of getting his tentacles cleanly painted. Are you going to spray him with an air brush or just go straight brush and paints? I'm also considering adding some blistery pustules on him to make him look more monstrous (as if that's really necessary!). I can't wait to see progress on him and to add my own at some point.