The cool part has begun!!!
Cutting the logos out and starting the first part of the painting was awesome and felt like it was starting to look like something!
I bought some spray paint to start the big stuff. The kids jumped at the opportunity to help out with this part.
But WAIT! Don’t make the mistake I did!! The cheapest spray paints were for sure in Walmart, and I cheaped out. WRONG! Krylon sucks. It wouldn’t cover a damn thing. It just “dyed” the boxes red and green (the grey was ok after its third spray). When I bought the yellow, I had to buy that trembled stuff, and the yellow was awesome! it was one spray and done! So I just went back and bought the Tremclads in green and red.
I covered the “yellow” pieces with tape. I ended up painting the yellow parts of the faces by spraying yellow into a plastic box and then using a paintbrush. It was pretty decent. Another detail is that I wasn’t about to buy brown paint for Green Lantern’s hair, so I just bought some brown tempera at the dollar store. Done.
I didn’t want to suffocate heads by filling them with foam as other tutorials did. It worked fine for adults, but not kids. It took me three tries to get it right. I just glue-gunned some foam pieces I had laying around (these were from a computer I had bought a while back) and then carved off the leftover pieces. You can see how I locked in the head so it wouldn’t move around.
Now the hands. This was such a hassle that I eventually only made one pair. It’s pretty self-explanatory.
I cut out the hands from cardboard and again used that foam kicking around at home to “sandwich” it with the cutouts. First hand, I taped the crap out of it, because I remembered, from the previous step, that foam and spray paint don’t like each other at all. So to make the hand look awesome, I thought taping it up would be cool. Then my wife opened her big mouth and told me to Paper Mache it. Of course, this was infinitely better than tape. So I did that. Then spray painted. And they turned out awesome. But too much work.
Done!!! You can see I added some white mesh to Batman’s eyes. It just looked better. I also used black tape for Batman’s belt.