I know almost nothing about Absorbing Man but I've encountered him a couple of times in the pages of Spider-Man. Since I always want more Spider-Man villains, I thought that I should have Absorbing Man, since he does exist as a 6" figure. Though, that figure is expensive, so as I was ordering heads from Black Arachnis Casting, I thought I might as well get an Absorbing Man head and try to make my own.
So I took a wrestler, put on the head and just painted it.
I've found this great silver paint that my parents had, that gives an awesome smooth surface, so now I want to use it on everything!
Painting the stripes on the pants was hard. I should have used a pen!
At least, I'd rather have this Absorbing Man than paying a lot of money for the real one :)