|I nearly had to painted two of these to get this one.
The first was miscast and (both) had this awful grainy texture,
especially around the hair. Of course I tend to paint the hair at the last
so that's when I found out. :( The first version had his poor head
stripped so many times later it was hopelessly scarred. Since he was a
commission I *had to get it done*. So I raced out and choose the least
flawed figure I could find in the local GW store's stock. The staff at
that GW know me and fear when I appear with a partially painted mutilated
figure in hand. ;)
The second was treated with some very fine steel wool to cut down the
graininess. It turned out much like the first version, though a heck
of alot nicer.