Daniel, in general, any black paints we use - unless listed as a flat black - will dry a bit on the shiny side. One thing you can do after the paint dries, is combine both black and brown dry - powdered - Tempera paint, until you get the hue you desire. Then, using a soft makeup brush, lightly dab or stipple this dry mix all over the exposed and painted skin. Blow away any excess. That is the only and best way to do the job, i use it all the time and works very well on um ApesContinue this until you get the look you are after. When satisfied, use a clear, flat or matte aerosol acrylic sealer, or spray 'fixative' to lock the powder onto the skin. The nice thing about this method - if done lightly and repeatedly - is you can achieve a nice look of depth to the skin, especially on the face. I hope this helps. Best of luck to you, my friend.
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Yes, the head is carved, and sometimes I like to wrap the bodies with plastic stretch wrap (the kind they use in shipping) It firms it up, and smoothes it out at the same time. IMO it just makes mounting them easier.Thanks for the kind words Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine