My next Marvel Crisis Protocol is Red Guardian – or as I think of him, Captain RedMerica. Yes, it’s the Soviet knock-off of Captain America. He came in the same box as Ursa Major, so it made sense to try and paint him up – especially with such a basic outfit. In the comics, his shield has several different ways of being illustrated, so I just chose this one and then rendered it using metallic paints. I used Vallejo’s metallic reds, highlighted up with a mix of silver and the red, then glazed with Citadel Bloodletter Shade paint. The star was painted using Velljo Model Air Chrome and shaded with black wash, then re-highlighted. At the end of the paint and seal process, I went back and gave the shield a gloss coat.
Contrast Paint did most of the heavy lifting this time – Apothecary White for the boots, gloves, belt and stars and a mix of Greenstuff World’s Red Cloak Dip and Citadel Blood Angels Red Contrast paint for…. well, I’ll let you figure that out yourself. Both colours were then highlighted in the usual manner using regular hobby acrylics from Vallejo and AK. This model was an easy win really – but there’s nothing wrong with taking easy wins when they present themselves.
I did read a little about this character while looking him up, and all I’ll say is that I much prefer the depiction of him in the Black Widow MCU film – right down to the MCU outfit. This model of course has the “classic comic” look of skintight musculature-hugging clothing with pirate booties – just like classic Cap. A shame from my personal perspective, but I get it.
This gives me three out of the four models painted for the “Winter Guard” MCP faction – the last outstanding one being Darkstar. Unfortunately, Darkstar is in three pieces still and so won’t be joining us for a little while. Perhaps she’ll arrive during Fembruary?
Red Guardian is another MCP model painted for my growing collection, and also another painted that qualifies for Dave Stone’s Paint what You Got challenge.