Now that I have all my parts together, I finished priming Ben Grim's arm to be painted with tints, tones and shades and it hit me.
Hurt too, by the way! I have been collecting comics probably longer than most of you. I was paying 12 cents when I started and that was COVER PRICE! At one time, I had over 30,000 comic books! Oops, dang rabbit trail! Where was I...oh, it hit me! Why is Ben Grim's rock form "ORANGE"
Now in my past 50 years, I don't remember any rocks being ORANGE? Nor do I remember within the THING'S origin, did it ever explain the reason why! My guess, the Thing was so cool, with "IT'S CLOBBERIN TIME!" that we just didn't care or didn't asks. I got to thinking, I know...AGAIN? We had the grey Hulk, the green Hulk and even a red Hulk...different Hulk, but a red one all the same. The last time I look at rocks, they were...well...grey! I brought this question up at my local comic shop were some older collectors were shopping and you should of seen the chins drop! It was like, I forced them to look at Ben Grim in a whole different light! No one there could answer the question either. To make my Super Skrull custom Thing arm and possibly a Ben Grim too, in grey? My question: (((((( If )))))) I do paint Super Skrull's Thing stoney arm "grey", would it really be a true Marvel Super Skrull? I'm pretty sure the answer is going to be no
, but I think if I ever was writing the FF comics, Ben would be take a shower and wash all the orange off! And he would be at Hulk's level of strength too. You would think a non comic book movie Direct would say, rocks are grey so to make the Thing more realistic is to have his rocky form grey. Besides, dry brushing grey would be much easier than dry brushing orange.
Any tips on Dry Brushing the Things arms(especially if you painted him before) let me hear from ya...please! I like to keep most of the nooks and crannies black. I am using Stealth Venom as the base. I am using pretty much MadTinkers76 idea. http://www.figurerealm.com/viewcustomfi ... ?FID=14755
Reed's arm is going to be a bit different. I also like to have his flaming leg other than just red. I believe that he used a clear red there and the right blending of clear yellow, clear orange and clear red hopefully will give the legs a more fiery look? I just hope my comes out looking just as good as MadTinkers76 did! I should have a WIP up soon.
I would get more figures done, if I could stop over analyze aspect of each and every custom I build!