Bears in the Woods!
My wife loves bears. All types of bears. So when I was shopping at a mom and pop hobby shop in Indiana, and came across this model, I knew I had to buy it for her. I wanted her to build it, but she insisted that I do it.
I'm really pleased with how the painting turned out with this model. For the tree stump, I first panting it a dark brown, almost black. Then I dry brushed it with a lighter brown to show depth. I did the same thing with the rocks under Mamma bear's back legs.
The leaves were the hardest part. Not really hard, but my God, I think they modeled an entire forest of leaves on the ground. I alternated the top layers between red, orange, yellow. The bottom layer leaves were more brownish.
The bear bodies were airbrushed with semi-gloss black. Noses were air brushed with a light brown, then drybrushed with a tan. Nose tips are gloss black. If there is anything I'm not thrilled about it's the eyes. Teeth were white, but I painted the eyes with an Ivory.
All in all, I liked the outcome. And the wife was very happy with it.