I sculpted this zombie back in 2004. This one is a resin cast. I also hand paint all my resins and no I do not do patina's. I leave that to the pro's. Anyway, I sculpted this while listening to Metallica-Ride The Lightning! There is a song on that album(cd) called Creeping Death, a master piece in my opinion. Check it out! This sculpt is small and light weight so it is perfect for any table top! The tombstone in the back reads "1827"- What happened in 1827?