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Marvel Crisis Protocol by Lawnor

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Evening 9: Zemo, Black Widow, Crossbones and Doc Ock

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Easter Saturday.  Another day of Getting Stuff Done, and my final game of Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion, but an evening free to paint.  Zemo is finally ready for the gold, so lets get Black Widow back on the painting tray.

Base: GW Retributor Gold (Thanks to that magazine a few years back)
Wash: GW Seraphim Sepia (This combo makes for a nice warm gold)
Reclaim with base where needed
Highlight: Base mixed with Darkstar Pale Gold
Highlight: Pale Gold
Once dry, the emblems on Black Widow’s belt and pendant were inlayed with a drop of GW Nuln Oil.  This was repeated once it was dry until it was a solid black.

Black Widow can now go sit in the Done pile, until I’m ready for eyes or basing.

Evening 9: Zemo, Black Widow, Crossbones and Doc Ock

Time for that sword, and all the buckles and steel trim on Zemo and Crossbones.  This was another instance where it became apparent that the models in the box are not the same as the ones on the box or on the website.  My Crossbones has a single metal strip across the knuckles of each hand.  On the box and on the website he has two rows of individual metal studs on each hand.  They are giving us slightly different models to the ones they’re telling us they’re selling.  It’s not a huge difference and nothing I’ve had an issue with so far, but I dislike the dishonesty and it makes me wonder what else they’ve done or will do that I’ve not noticed yet.

Anyway, Steel:

Base: P3 Pig Iron
Highlight: Pig Iron mixed with P3 Quick Silver
Highlight 2: Quick Silver
Apply targeted GW Nuln Oil where needed for depth or to tidy up any overpainting from the last few steps
Reapply any highlighting as needed.

Evening 9: Zemo, Black Widow, Crossbones and Doc Ock

I almost forgot the hilt of Crossbones’ knife!  I should have done this before the steel, but oh well.

Base: P3 Bloodstone
Targeted Wash: GW Agrax Earthshade
Highlight with a few lines of P3 Bootstrap
Repair any steel that needs it

Crossbones can return to the paint queue now, until I’m ready to do the white on Captain America

Evening 9: Zemo, Black Widow, Crossbones and Doc Ock

I should probably start work on Captain America now so I can finish Crossbones, but I’ll be honest with you: Spider-man intimidates me.  All that webbing on him?  That padded armour effect requiring each square to have its own highlights and shade?  Eeek!  That can wait!  Plus, there’s Captain Americas shield.  I’m not looking forward to that!

So one last distraction before Team Red and Blue: Doctor Octopus.  Let’s do the yellow first as we all know yellow has poor coverage.  I should probably have airbrushed on the yellow base colour and repainted the flesh, but I didn’t so time to live with the consequences.

Base: 50/50 mix of Gamecraft Miniature Paint Golden Brown and Gamecraft Miniature Paint Canary Yellow.  This took more coats than I would have liked, and the detail may have suffered a bit.  Airbrushing would likely have covered better with less.
Layer Shade: Thinned Golden Brown
Layer Highlight: Canary Yellow
Layer Highlight 2: Canary yellow mixed 1:1 with Gamecraft Miniature Paint Lemon Yellow
Layer Highlight 3: Canary yellow mixed 1:2 with  Lemon Yellow
Layer Highlight 4: Lemon Yellow
Layer Highlight 5: Lemon Yellow with just a touch of P3 Morrow White
Layer Highlight 6: Add more white
Layer Highlight 7: Add more white
Layer Highlight 8: Add glint highlights with just pure white CAREFULLY!

Evening 9: Zemo, Black Widow, Crossbones and Doc Ock

With the yellow done, it’s time for the green.  I wasn’t sure how to go so I flicked through both the Angel Giraldez books looking for inspiration and fell on a recipe I’ve used before but thought looked darker than the studio’s green (PanOceania green), but thought it’d work well and I’d go with it anyway.

Base: VMC 70.823 Luftwaffe Cam. Green (Its’ the base, but it’s also the shade colour.  I’m starting from the darkest colour here)
Layer 1: Above mixed with VMC 70.967 Olive Green
Layer 2: Olive Green
Layer 3: Olive Green mixed with VMC 07.857 Golden Olive
Layer 4: Golden Olive
Layer 5: Golden Olive mixed with VMC 70.918 Ivory carefully
Glaze:  VGC 72.089 Green Ink thinned down to a glaze, and applied to the shaded areas to give more tonal variation.  It’s a brighter colour than the shade, but that’s what Angel said to do and it seems to have worked out.

It’s about an hour later in the evening than I usually plan on packing up.  I’ve truly gotten caught up in the layering there.  It’s too late for a movie in bed tonight so I caught up on some TV instead.  That’s 9 evenings worth of work done.

Evening 9: Zemo, Black Widow, Crossbones and Doc Ock

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