Tom's head (a Carousel snack dispenser) in progress.
Looks like I got a bit luckier than most builders. The instructions call for cutting the globe off the dispenser since it's glued on tight. Mine wasn't, and twisted right off.
Next was to snap off the retention ring around the top (which was glued).
I wrapped the globe in airbrush mask to protect it from scratches while I'm working on the rest.
Next steps are to remove the bottom. I got lucky again on this part, since usually the bottom is glued on and has to be broken off, but in this case it's screwed on, and then degrease and paint.
Two coats of Krylon Banner Red Maxx paint/primer, then a couple of coats of Testors 1629 Red Metal Flake. The mouth will be painted (after removing the handle) with Testors 1246 Metallic Silver. The inside of the mouth will be painted flat black.