'08 Halloween #14

Started to give my 'ole cheapo plastic skeleton zombies face lifts tonight.


  1. I've been following your blog for a couple months now and find it really inspiring. Are you using acrylics on your zombies? I remember painting some 'bluckies' I had years ago and I always seemed to get some glow-in-the-dark paint showing through. Kind of ruined the effect...unless you like the radioactive look.

  2. Hi Michael
    Glad you like the blog. "bluckies" are a real pain to paint. After much trial and error here's what I've do. I first spray paint them with a primer. I then paint with acrylic craft paint. Those 4" high bottles like ceramcoat, americana, etc.The real trick though is to give them a 2-3 finish coats of clear acrylic matte finish. I've discovered the "bluckies" get soft in the sun and the paint can easily flake off. The final clear coats prevent this. Hope helps.

  3. Awesome. Thanks, Dave!