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Well, "Endgame" is almost upon us, and surely there could be no better time to post these! 50107, Afterburn, is a magnificent pulp-era flying armored gadgeteer genius superhero, part Rocketeer and part Iron Man. The color choice was a simple one. Screaming Bell, Greedy Gold, DecoArt Rich Espresso, AP Rough Iron, and some Reaper-sample blue. The base comes with some billowing vapors, which I augmented with some cotton for additional effect. And then there's 50080, Zenith. I couldn't resist painting him as my favorite hero, and the dynamism and determination (as well as the almost comically well-defined musculature) made him a natural fit. This was also a good opportunity to get more practice with washes and highlights, to make the bulging muscles pop EVEN MORE. A small clear plastic round sticker provided a shield. Mostly painted in Reaper sample blue, with shades of AP Dark Sky, Chaotic Red, and True Red. The stars, "A," and wing emblems are in silver. Forgive the many pictures; this sculpt has a lot of detail that needs showing off! Next up: villains and action scenes!
Here we have a blind bag Marvel 500 figure, series 8 Red Guardian. Why? Mostly just because. Impulse purchase, never seen them before, curiosity driven I suppose. Sure, but why paint it? As it turns out this fig has been a great exercise (thus far) in blending that I am in most need of. Also I have been enjoying the process of basing. Something that I am finding every bit as enjoyable as the figure painting. At this point I based and initial shaded/highlighted the blue with an airbrush. I used some liquid masking, won't do that again. Tough to remove. Luckily the blue paint withstood the shower and gentle toothbrush scrub that I had to resort to. The lower face area has gotten a little attention. The blues have been getting highlight brush blends. The red and white are still in the basecoat stages. More to come.
To go with my superhero project, I decided I was going to sculpt my own Captain America. My blog has my rambling reasons, but basically I wanted an up-armoured more modern version. Yes there is a nice model by Knight Miniatures, but it is more in line with the classic comic version. Anyhow, to save some effort on sculpting muscles, I started from a non-heroic dolly. I have pics of how I reshaped mine and also Deano (a Hasslefree Miniature, 28mm figure) for scale. I have put these in since I had no comparison of the dollies to go by, I am sure somebody would enjoy this. From the bare metal stage, I do have to fix some gouges I made when my padding slipped and I still need to file down a lot of metal from the soles of the feet.
Herein Lies my Summer exchange piece I did for Pktlnt. He asked for something fabulous and gave some inspiration of "an unlikely superhero". I started thinking of my favorite superheros and was coming up with blanks for how to make them work. Until I dug through my drawer of shame and found 2 things needed to make this work. A paladin and a shield. This ended up having a bit more freehand work than I usually attempt. I also did a bit of converting to make it work including fileing off some details on the shield. But that said this is my favorite piece I've made yet. I'm gonna go order another paladin and make one for me! The pics will explain everything... Closeup of shield and face... Closer look at the freehand...