You see, he used to look like this all over...but worse. Much, much worse. Of course, I was so excited to make him all new that in my haste I forgot to take a picture. Oh, the best of plans!
I took him outside and gave him a healthy dose of indoor/outdoor flat black spray paint. He has a few holes, cracks in his foundation, and broken feathers but they're much harder to detect now.
He's now standing proud out by the windmill in our backyard. In time I'm sure I'll move him around, maybe have him watch over the hen & chicks that are planted in an old chicken feeder (another cast-off).
By the way, he's about the size he would be in real life. But now he needs a name. Any suggestions?