Marvel Crisis Protocol: Iron Man

Marvel Crisis Protocol: Iron Man

Today’s model is one of the final ̶t̶h̶r̶e̶e̶ four from the Crisis Protocol Core Set – Iron Man!

Marvel Crisis Protocol: Iron Man

As with the Marvel Zombies model shown last, this model was painted by first painting, preshading and pre-highlighting the gold and then going over it with a “gel” paint – in this case I didn’t use Spiritstone Red at all and instead overpainted the model entirely with “Citadel’s Technical Blood For The Blood God” paint – giving a deeper red from the get-go than the Spiritstone Red used in the Marvel Zombies model.

Marvel Crisis Protocol: Iron Man

While in some cases I’m going to be attempting some consistency between superhero and villain models in terms of exact colours and schemes – even across our various miniatures games (Crisis Protocol, Marvel Zombies & Marvel United) I’m also ok with having some variation – just look at how many unique suits of Iron Man armour Tony has had across the comics and/or films. I feel that I’ll need to be more concerned with consistency for skin tones on models like Hulk or Drax or Gamora, though I’m aware that even that is me being more OCD than I need to..

Marvel Crisis Protocol: Iron Man

While once again, the use of transparent gel paints doesn’t leave us with the most photogenic model in terms of what I’m able to do with close-up internet photos – it does however jive well with my larger scale Iron Mans – in this case my Hot Toys MK.III – they look very much birds of a feather, so I’m quite happy with the outcome – especially for our games table.

Marvel Crisis Protocol: Iron Man

Again, this model is another one down for Dave Stone’s current Paint what You Got challenge. I’ll likely be posting things up for a few days into March to wrap up now that the weather has dropped a little and I’m finally getting some posts written. There’s now only three Core Set models left to go – Captain USA, Doctor Octopussy and Man-Spidey. Hoping to have one more of those fully completed before February ends, and then hopefully the last two in March…  ?

Marvel Zombies: Heroes Resistance: Zombie Iron Man

Marvel Zombies: Heroes Resistance: Zombie Iron Man, Zombicide Iron Man

And now back to Marvel-themed models, and the next thing I have to show for February is Iron Man. Well… Zombie Iron Man, from CMoN’s Zombicide offshoot, Marvel Zombies: Heroes Resistance which is a cut-down, retailer-friendly version of the “full” game – Marvel Zombies.

This was my first experiment using Citadel’s Technical Gemstone Paints over a pre-highlighted-and-shaded metallic base – something suggested to me by for Dave Stone, whose current Paint what You Got challenge. is something this model also qualifies for.

The first layer of Spiritstone Red was a bit patchy and looked a bit too light in places, so I gave it a second layer of Blood for the Blood God which worked nicely to add a bit more depth and darkened the very bright armour down. I mean, it did look very “comic-book Iron Man”, but at this point I do like the reds a bit deeper.

The model’s face is more than a bit mushily-detailed – not the most handsome or defined that Tony – or even Zombie Tony has looked, but you wqork with what you’ve got and the model will be more than fine as a board game tabletop villain.

I have to say that using the gemstone paints for this laquered armour effect has positives and negatives – it looks very cool in person, but doesn’t translate nearly as well to photographs. So while Jeff Fenech’s famous saying of “I love youse all” applies here, I am in the end painting these models primarily for myself and my table rather than for painting competitions or internet points.