Thanks guys I'm so glad you like his new look
I think he is now finished..... I added in black lines and here he is out in the overcast sunlight - we have had rain and storms everyday for a week so no proper sun
As you can see I have used red as the main color and then bright yellow for his splotches with a cream over the top and black to fill in the lines of his coat. I am contemplating adding a tiny strip of yellow to the top part of his black line eyebrows but not sure yet if I should. I will think about it for a while and try to decide if he really needs it or not
Other than that possibility he is finished
The paint I used was the monster makers latex mask paint mixed with acrylic paint roughly 2/3 rds latex paint 1/3 rd acrylic. I should have taken more pics for you of the in between processes but I do have a pic after his very first coat of red
It took 3 coats to cover over the green completely before I started adding in the yellow.
I realize that I haven't shared any of the pics of his operation yet and to be honest I didn't take very many. There are plenty of pics out there now of neck repairs so really when you have seen one you've seen them all. But I will show you what I found when I opened Frankie up
The neck cables all appeared to be intact but the side ones were very loose and if you look closely you can see the broken vertebrae which was sticking out in all directions and poking up through his skin to make bumps in his neck. luckily they didn't break the skin but the unnatural bumps are what gave me the idea for his name
Here is the broken bits of his neck vertebrae
It was broken into 4 pieces. The neck cable for the sideways movement had been pulled off of the cog that it is meant to wrap around and the cogs were popped out of alignment which is why he had no sideways movement in his neck. So I glued and braced his broken vertebrae using super glue and very small elastic bands and I went in to his cable gear housing and re wrapped the cable and re aligned the cogs then put him back together again.
All that is left to do now is introduce him to the gang