Today we have one of the Core Set models – Black Widow. Widow was one of the models I completed in about mid-January, but with the way my posts worked out I decided last week to post her up out of order, so instead of coming right after the Winter Guard, I’m posting her up as a Fembruary model. Because Cartman’s Rules.
Similarly to Ultron, I started Widow a year ago – she was in fact one of the #Fembruary models that I didn’t get completed in time – and much like Venom shortly afterwards – Widow is a model I completely stalled out on based on the skintight black outfit.
’twasn’t until a few weeks ago when – as I mentioned in Venom’s post – I had some time off work to clear my head and was able to knuckle down and really put the mental effort into getting past the mental block that was in place for a few models – Black Widow, Venom, UR-025 and an upcoming model to be shown next.
I went with a “comic book blue” kind of shading to Widow’s black outfit – different to the greys of how I painted Black Panther’s Zombicide model and the purple tones of Venom. (I’ll be doing the MCP version of Panther in the same greys when I get to him). Basically putting into practise some of the “tones of black” I wrote a little about when painting and then showing the Zombicide VIP Walker Goths.
I’m also trying to get better at painting female faces – especially in terms of that “blush” shading that a lot of painters manage. I’m getting better, though a far way from where I want to be, and Natasha also looks pretty pissed off in my final product here. I mean, that works for an in-combat model, so I wasn’t going to try to strip and redo, especially after starting in February and finishing in the following Jnauary. Lots more models to come, and keep on working on…
Once again – model completed in January = Dave Stone’s Paint what You Got challenge.