Thanks guys, I'm glad you like them. They are sort of cartoonish but I guess that's the way my mind works. As for color, for the large areas I use Fiebing's leather dye. It covers more evenly than any wood stain I've found and they have a large selection of colors. Also, a bottle will last forever, one note however it STAINS your fingers so I've learned to use plastic goves. After that, for details I usually go to acrylic paints and for the hair highlights I lightly rub on gold rub N buff. By the way, this creature is called a canisaurus wrecks.
Hey, and he's smiling too! I read or heard somewhere about issues with some dyes or stains spreading through the wood grain (capillary action?) beyond the area intended. I'll be interested to learn more about the subject. Thanks for the pics, alador.
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