Just finishing up my Oddjob figure (the 1:12 Airfix re-issue, not the PL one), the head on this kit was moulded without any raised details for hair(like a bald head).
If you are familiar with the movie Goldfinger, Oddjob has a little bit of hair slicked up on top of his head, and the rest is a severe crew cut, a la early Mike Tyson. The back and sides are completely shaved. When he has his bowler hat on he looks bald.
Ideally I would like to paint the hair like the movie Oddjob, but without the raised details my plan is just to paint it to look like an extreme crew cut all over.
I have already painted the skin tone with acrylics and am happy with the result. I definitely do not want to muck it up. My questions to all you gurus are:
1) What is the best way to do a crew cut? Keep in mind I DO NOT own an airbrush. I have thought of 3 ways I could try after masking the head -- the old toothbrush flicking trick (with an acrylic or ink wash), using a sponge to dabble on the head (ditto), or using pencil crayons (to draw the stubble on directly). Which is the best method and if none, do you have a better suggestion?
2) Is it a good idea to put a coating of clear satin on the skin tone before doing the hair, so as not to muck it up?? I read somewhere before that you should always use a satin coating to simulate the shine of human skin anyway. Will the coating have a detrimental effect on acrylic paint or crayons sticking to the surface of the model? Keep in mind I am using acrylic paints only and no airbrush.
Thanks in advance for your help.