So, starting with the faux-bronze statue as I'd found it . . .
. . . first I spray-painted a flat black basecoat . . .
. . . which, once I started applying the primer coat for the parts to be painted, immediately came to life as Mistress Death's cloak.
I threw a second primer coat on to make sure the paint colour would stand out . . .
. . . sketched the features of Mar-Vell's uniform and Death's face in pencil . . .
. . . and, after carefully painting some more definition in the more detailed areas, I quickly filled in the colour for the base and stone portions.
Then, once I'd filled in the larger areas of blue and red on the uniform, the whole thing really came together . . .
. . . and with just a few touch ups to Death's face and the eight-pointed star on Marv's chest, I was pretty pleased with the final outcome.
Of course, when looking at them side-by-side, mine still doesn't compare with the Art Asylum version, but for only a fraction of the cost, it's good enough to sit proudly on my shelf!