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More of that Sweet, Sweet Marvel

More of that Sweet, Sweet Marvel

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Project Blog by joshtogo CoG Member

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About the Project

I too have jumped on the Crisis Protocol bandwagon. It started small and has rapidly metastasized into many models and much terrain. Now to get them painted…and maybe, maybe, even played.

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Vision

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…and this means that all the characters I currently have are painted. Bonus pics of my storage case—I repurposed ammo can a friend gave me. …and this means that all the characters I currently have are painted. Bonus pics of my storage case—I repurposed ammo can a friend gave me.

Bases

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Hulk as exemplarHulk as exemplar

I mucked around with a bunch of stuff for these and I’m not sure I wouldn’t have been better off with a simple dry brush passes.

Process:

  • base coat with Vallejo Neutral Grey 70.992
  • Nuln oil
  • Agrax Earthshade
  • dry brush with neutral grey

Vallejo pigments in order (either just brushed into the cracks or I wet the base with airbrush thinner and then brushed it on). Second time I’ve used pigments  can’t say I’m overwhelmed with how amazing they are but they did add a bit of texture and variegation to the colors.

  • 73.114 Dark Slate Grey
  • 73.104 Light Sienna
  • 73.105 Natural Sienna
  • 73.121 Desert Dust
  • 73.113 Light Slate Grey

Some Vallejo mud (which I liked but decided was a bit much) then a final dry brush with Neutral Grey. Overall they’re fine bases but probably not worth the time I put in. Then again I did have fun experimenting.

Wakanda forever!

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I apologize that many of my Lloyd shots are also Gerry shots. As ever, bases need to be done. Last up is Vision whose base I actually need to do before painting so I’ll have to get to them. Figure Bucky is an honorary Wakandan after his extended visit in the movies.  I apologize that many of my Lloyd shots are also Gerry shots. As ever, bases need to be done. Last up is Vision whose base I actually need to do before painting so I’ll have to get to them. Figure Bucky is an honorary Wakandan after his extended visit in the movies.

Venom

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This is my first run of putting a black/blue ink mixture (thin) over my shaded (with grays) black. I’m pleased. This is my first run of putting a black/blue ink mixture (thin) over my shaded (with grays) black. I’m pleased.

Loki

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Loki

Valkyrie

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Valkyrie

Thor

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Thor

Asgardians

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Spring cleaning painting the last 11 characters that I currently own. Going to try and hold off buying more until A) these are painted and B) I’ve played at least one game.

Hela is done (though maybe just a bit too yellow). The other three are up next.

Horns and spear are just Vallejo Violet Ink (72.087) over silver. Largely pleased with the effect. Worked well on Cap’s shield too (though it was blue and red inks with him.)Horns and spear are just Vallejo Violet Ink (72.087) over silver. Largely pleased with the effect. Worked well on Cap’s shield too (though it was blue and red inks with him.)

And…the range rulers!

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Airbrushed…which I am not good at. Not so much the brushing (though I’m no dab hand with that) but rather the keeping the paint coming out. Airbrushed…which I am not good at. Not so much the brushing (though I’m no dab hand with that) but rather the keeping the paint coming out.
…and done!…and done!

Crossbones

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Core box minis done…except for the bases. Core box minis done…except for the bases.

The Baron

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Only Crossbones to go to finish the base set. Then to get a game in!…oh crap. I forgot about the measuring rulers. Okay, so Crossbones and the measuring rulers to go and then to get a game in!Only Crossbones to go to finish the base set. Then to get a game in!…oh crap. I forgot about the measuring rulers. Okay, so Crossbones and the measuring rulers to go and then to get a game in!
Zemo was another one whom I wasn’t overly excited to paint…and another one I really liked after I did. The sheer audacity of bringing a sword to an energy beam fight…gotta give him props. Seriously though, the sculpt had some really nice detail and the color on his hood and shirt made an otherwise brown model rather more interesting—though for some reason I really enjoy painting leather and he has plenty of that. Zemo was another one whom I wasn’t overly excited to paint…and another one I really liked after I did. The sheer audacity of bringing a sword to an energy beam fight…gotta give him props. Seriously though, the sculpt had some really nice detail and the color on his hood and shirt made an otherwise brown model rather more interesting—though for some reason I really enjoy painting leather and he has plenty of that.

Ultron

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Nothing too involved. An orange ink in the glowing bits after a base of Vallejo 70.863 Gunmetal. Then Nuln Oil over the non-glowing bits, then highlights with gunmetal again and then Vallejo 71.064 Chrome. Finally, some panel lines with thinned black. Nothing too involved. An orange ink in the glowing bits after a base of Vallejo 70.863 Gunmetal. Then Nuln Oil over the non-glowing bits, then highlights with gunmetal again and then Vallejo 71.064 Chrome. Finally, some panel lines with thinned black.

Red Skull

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I did a light OSL from the cube. I may revisit that as well as the cube glow. I did a light OSL from the cube. I may revisit that as well as the cube glow.
Red Skull

Black Widow

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I don’t know why but I’m inordinately pleased with her. Perhaps it’s that I thought she would be the least interesting to paint (black is almost as tough and dull as white) or the little flash of red on her belt and zipper pull. Whatever the reason, I really like her. I don’t know why but I’m inordinately pleased with her. Perhaps it’s that I thought she would be the least interesting to paint (black is almost as tough and dull as white) or the little flash of red on her belt and zipper pull. Whatever the reason, I really like her.

HULK!!!

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HULK!!!
HULK!!!

after highlighting and shading his skin I was a bit nervous about it but I put a wash of thinned out yellow ink over his whole body. I’m glad I did because it really makes the green pop and almost glow.
if anyone wants the green recipe let me know.

Doc Oc

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I wanted the colors to really pop. I wasn’t disappointed. I wanted the colors to really pop. I wasn’t disappointed.
Side note: it finally clicked that grates and manhole covers are usually more brown than silver: so gunmetal, then nuln oil (missing here), then a final wash of Vallejo wood grain and I’m a happy man. Side note: it finally clicked that grates and manhole covers are usually more brown than silver: so gunmetal, then nuln oil (missing here), then a final wash of Vallejo wood grain and I’m a happy man.

Also, for anyone frustrated by yellow: start with an orange-brown and then highlight with orange before a final highlight or two with yellow. It goes so much quicker and is actually a lot more satisfying. I’m surprised how much less yellow I use when painting yellow than when I started and also surprised how much less painful it is.
ive had something similar happen with white—I now start with a medium gray and highlight that up and only use white as a final highlight.

More Spidey

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His red was a hassle to highlight, what with the web pattern and all. Probably should have just done the red and then gone in to darken down the web pattern. Of course, had I done that I’d probably now be saying how I should have done it the other way. His red was a hassle to highlight, what with the web pattern and all. Probably should have just done the red and then gone in to darken down the web pattern. Of course, had I done that I’d probably now be saying how I should have done it the other way.
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Finished Cap

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Finished Cap
America’s assAmerica’s ass
I just did inks over bright silver on the shield. More a movie than a comic thing but I really like the result. I just did inks over bright silver on the shield. More a movie than a comic thing but I really like the result.

Captain Marvel

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I’m holding off to do a batch job on all the bases. I’m holding off to do a batch job on all the bases.
Captain Marvel

Spidey

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Turns out it's a pain to highlight Spidey's red bits up what with all that webbing pattern. Still a ways to go to make hime pop. Turns out it's a pain to highlight Spidey's red bits up what with all that webbing pattern. Still a ways to go to make hime pop.