I have no full time job at the university. So it really isn't that much. But actually I got most of my Invicta figures cheaper than the €5 you pay for a burger with fries and coke. I think something like 6 pounds was the most I've ever paid for a single figure (that was a Mamenchisaurus and not the Lambeosaurus or Stenonychosaurus Troodon ). When I was trying to complete my Invicta collection I was only searching for Invicta lots and naturally you will end up with some spare figures afterwards.
Thanks, Himmapaan , sorry, I'm late. I've tried to make it look as close to the original as possible. It turned out a little darker than I wanted but the result is okay for me. And I have some really badly worn other Bullyland figures, maybe I will repaint those some time later, it was easier than I expected.
Hi Libraraptor, I mixed matte black by Marabu with matte white by Hobby Line. You could use any other cheap acrylic paint, I only mixed it because I had no more grey left. Initially I cleaned the rather dirty figure with ethanol and was surprized that the tusks looked brightly yellow with hardly any wear afterwards so I didn't see any need to repaint them. The grey acrylic colour was mixed with water to make it quite liquid and I wanted to paint it in several thin, watery layers as Boki and others had suggested before. On the back and on the head I painted something like eight layers. Afterwards I repainted the eyes to make them look as in the original. For the iris I mixed (no-name) vermillion with yellow ochre - but this time not mixed with water. By the way, I didn't use any primer so the colour of the underside is still the original colour the vinyl was casted in.