This post will close out the Coal Miner project. Needless to say, I'm sorry we couldn't flesh him out like I had originally hoped but even without the addition of a coal cart I think he looks pretty snappy. One thing for sure.....he needs to spend a few minutes, maybe an hour, in the shower.
To make the scenic base which he's standing on I just used some small gravel and glued it down with ModPodge like I normally do. Once dry the entire thing was painted black with a few touches of gray here and there in a few of the open spots. The overall appearance of the piece might seem a little dark but I think it only adds to the figure and the idea we were trying to express.
I hope you enjoyed following along and will look forward to your comments. As always, there are more photos in the Gallery album.