He is totally out of his element, but still way cooler than I thought he was going to be. Other than a little trouble with the bent sheath, everything fit together nicely. I'll still have to do some puttying, but no giant gaps (no pun intended) or things that would not line up. I was very impressed because there are always a lot of complaints about this D&D collectors series line of minis and I can think of a couple that gave me a really hard time a while back too (looking at you Spider Queen Lloth), but this one was fairly easy.
Bent Sheath was fixed by heating up a cup of water in the microwave, dipping it into the water for a second, straightening out and finally dipping into a cup ice cold water. This method seems to work nicely, you just have to be careful with how long you dip the plastic into the hot water because you can melt away the details. I learned that the hard way with some melted Legend of Drizzt board game minis when I first started painting.
Bout as straight as I'm going to get it. I'll be slowly working on this big guy while I take care of some smaller stuff.
All the skin has been based, used up a lot of my white and some blue.
All these bases are belong to us.
and some highlighting
and a jump to the finish!