Right, it’s time I wrapped up all the Marvel: Crisis Protocol core characters, so I’m going to try and bang the last few out in quick (okay, this is me, so moderately faster than snail pace) succession.
I’d been putting Captain America off, for some reason I thought he’d be tricky to paint, but in the end, he came together quite nicely.
Here’s a quick rundown of the process.
After zenithal priming I went along and base coated him, and here he is…
The three main colours are Mechrite Red (yes, from Citadel’s old range), Heavy Bluegrey (VGCEO, key at end), and Imperial Blue (VGC) with a little black added.
The red I highlighted up with Blood Red (also from Citadel’s old range) and then went over it with a glaze of the Mechrite. Highlighted further with Elf Skintone (VGC) followed by a glaze of the Blood Red (there’s a pattern forming here!), and finally highlighted again with the Elf Skintone.
For the blue, a layer of Imperial Blue, then Enchanted Blue (another Citadel old ‘un), and again but with a dash of Electric Blue (VGC) added. I then made glazes of all these colours and used them to bring everything together.
The white was easy, just a highlight of Ghost Grey (VGC) followed by Dead White (VGC). I always paint white in this manner. The three colours work really well together, especially the Heavy Bluegrey Base.
That was pretty much it. There’s not a lot of flesh on show but I still spent a little time glazing some fleshy colour types together, and the eyes proved a bit tricky within the mask and it took a few attempts on my nemesis, namely his right eye (I still can’t get to grips with right eyes – maybe I should paint all faces winking from now on!).
The only other thing of note is on the base. I’ve used the same method on all the characters: base of Cold Grey (VGC), wash in Nuln Oil (GW), Drybrush up Cold Grey, Pale Grey Blue (VMC), and Ghost Grey. This time I left out drybrushing between his feet, trying to give the impression of his shadow, and I’m quite pleased with the result.
One last thing… The shield. I had this image in my head of how it should be and tried to paint some fancy refection thing on it. I failed miserably! I say miserably, it took a few days of mulling it over before I decided it had to go, and so it’s now the fairly bland thing you see here, but to be honest, it’s much better than it was!
Up next, Captain Marvel followed closely by Ultron, and then I can move onto other things, like Romans, Dwarves, and Gloomhaven!
- VGCEO – Vallejo Game Colour Extra Opaque
- VGC – Vallejo Game Colour
- VMC – Vallejo Model Colour
- GW – Games Workshop Citadel