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Got the first set of 5 done.  I bought 5 Santas (one was in my bones 5), 4 Mrs. Claus, 4 Christmas mouselings.   I'm preparing a holiday ornament and diorama for friends to give them. 

 

Santa is now complete, but still need to get him on his base with Mrs. Claus.

 

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Battle Report! 

 

 

I painted my first santa with a black primer.   It took about 4 or 5 layers to get red to actually show and not look washed out.  I just happened across a youtube video where Paintman Journeying was talking about how laying pink under red will help coverage and saturation.   Was worth a try for how many red clothes characters i was about to do. 

 

WORKS AMAZING.  

 

I then took all of them to base coat with airbrush. And not only that, it gave me a great way to go through more of the BCA pink i have 5 bottles of.   Finally i can use it on more things!   Warning for others: BCA pink has weird coverage. It's very very very very chalky. I hadn't noticed it on my small parts i use to paint it on like tongues or trinkets, but on big areas i really noticed.  

 

The assembly like setup on these worked great. Painted in this order:

Coat, pants, hat first. 

Santa's gift bag (different red)  next. 

Cream trims next. 

Face.

Teddy bear.

Washes on face and bear. 

Gloves, boots, and belt. 

Packages and trim. 

 

So far so good. 

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