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Chronoscope has some splendid figures under the "Superhero"/"Supervillain" tags. How could I resist? 
50080, Zenith, is magnificently dynamic and determined. The posture would make an amazing speedster hero, but the ludicrously well-defined muscles and enormous pecs (as well as the name) hinted at something else. Not original of me, but I love the guy. I have been advised to use more washes and shading, and so it has been done!

Should I try to paint little scale-armor scales on the torso? I need to find a large round-headed thumbtack for shield purposes...

50107 is pretty obvious. A delightful sculpt! Used GW Screaming Bell, Gehenna Gold; ArtDeco Rich Espresso, AP Rough Iron. I'll put some glowing eyes on there soon and Nuln Oil the armor up. Maybe I should throw some copper or silver in there?

80058, the Wild West Wizard of Oz Lion, does not look remarkably leonine. It DOES look like our favorite Dark Horse hero with the serial numbers filed off though:

And then there's the unspeakably jacked Crosswire, 50018. This one doesn't map directly onto any one villain, but a combination of the Wrecking Crew and Bane is gonna be fun to paint. (And he'll also make a great techno-luchador!) Should I make his weird superpower drug pods (and bulging veins) Alien Goo green, or Orc Blood purple? I think I'll also put black diagonal CAUTION stripes on the yellow parts of his armor. 


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Progress! I got some leftover cotton swab bits from the cotton candy stand to make some vapor/dust clouds for Afterburn.


And Crosswire is mostly done. Got no feedback on the Evil Juice question, so went with green. Tried some half-assed OSL. 


Thought I was done with Zenith, but then remembered I had some sticky-backed bubbles that I had gotten for porthole purposes and never used: 
Some primer and a lick of paint later, et voila! (Freehand concentric circles are a huge pain in the elf.)


Now I could use some advice: should I put it on his leading arm, or the one behind him? What say you?


Aaand our WWW Lion/ No-Drama Anung-un-Rama is almost done. Might make the leather belts and holsters a darker brown, do a touch more shading.
Advice welcome.

What do y'all think I should do to improve them?


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Cap almost always carried the shield on his left arm, but usually threw right handed. [boy, that was helpful, wasn't it?]

On Hellboy, definitely a darker belt, and maybe a wash on the jacket?

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Left it is for the shield then! 


Will do on the leather belt & jacket. Put some dry brushed and wash on already, but a darker chiaroscuro would be more in keeping with the Mignola aesthetic. 

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20 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Very cool!

Thank you! It's coming along nicely, and pretty well-timed too with regard to movie releases!

So, I drunkenly slapped just a remarkable amount of Strong Tone wash, Flesh Wash, and thinned down black paint on Heckboy's coat last night. "They want washes, do they? Well I'll show them! I'll show them ALL!" was apparently the thought process. This morning I drybrushed again in a sandy color and did a final wash-and-drybrush run. Hope his coat is grimy and contrasted enough now, because I'm out of ideas. :lol: Looks like it's been through a couple of monster fights at least!


And the good Captain's shield is affixed! Might put some straps on his arm. 


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On 4/14/2019 at 11:01 PM, Corsair said:

Both look great!

Thank you!
Okay, so I love the yellow on Crosswire, but the grey cheek panels made his helmet look more Wolverine-like than I wanted. And the guy is basically construction equipment anyway. So we went with CAUTION stripes! 

And here he is with a couple of heroes, for scale. He's a big boy.


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19 hours ago, Corsair said:

I am really liking this project!


9 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:


( No pun intented)

Thanks! I'm hoping to get them done and posted before ENDGAME comes out.

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Work thus far posted in Show Off: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86006-superheroes-50080-zenith-and-50107-afterburn-pic-heavy/



Bombshell was having a sale this month and I took advantage of some fantastic deals to pick up a 5-pack of JETPACKS! So Afterburn is very likely getting an upgrade (as will some of the pulp aeronauts and zeppelineers).

And on @Cicciopiu's tip, I took an old and horribly sticky Bones Ape-X and gave it the Simple Green treatment. Been repainting that big cyber-ape: 


And Abe Sapien has some comic books of his own, so this http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/86106-speedpainting-bombshells-gillie-as-abbie-sapien/ probably belongs here too.

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