Durring a break from the larger project of the Mounted Lakota I started another side project that will take several months to complete. Our member, Roy Hunt, sculpted and cast this 70mm resin Flat depicting Chief Joseph riding to surrender. The first step was deciding how the finished flat was to be mounted. I made this decision before any paint or primer was applied and decided to mount the finished flat into a shadow box. I purchased a 1/2 inch dowel and cut 3 pieces 3/4 of an inch long to be epoxyed to the back of the finished flat after it was painted. I pre-drilled a hole in the center to accomadate a screw that would hold the flat in place from the back of the shadow box frame. The next step was to decide how to hold the flat while the painting process took place and because the flat is so thin and I was afraid of breaking the edge if I mounted it on the dowel pegs then I decided to use the lid of an old cigar box and attach the flat with 3 pieces of double sided tape to hold the flat in place. Next came the primer spray coat over the entire flat. I prime all my figures, resin and metal, with Floquil R9 spray primer to give "tooth" for the paint. The wet primered flat was then set under a high intensity lamp to aid the primer in drying and curing on the resin. Now, after 8 hours under the lamp the primer has dried and put aside until tomorrow for the base color to be applied for the flesh areas. Here are close-ups of the primered flat. Here is a link to the previous "Kit Review" I did on the flat right after I recieved it in the mail from Roy. Kit Review - Chief Joseph by Roy Hunt This will be a long project as I have to work it in between other commission figures that have priorty and will post photos as I do various steps.