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…  ?

17 thoughts on “Marvel Crisis Protocol: Iron Man

  1. A shiny result: we would never have considered technical blood paint to make a glossy red… Good to know!
    We also like how you managed to make the glowing effect of the eyes and the hole (?) on the chest. Did you use any technical paint or is it just the result of skilful highlights?

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  2. Very impressed by the Hot Toy, mate. That picture is really cool where its holding the mini! It looks professionally done to my eyes anyway. I’m glad this sculpt is nicer than the Zombie version as Tony deserves it. You did a fantastic job painting him up as always too!

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    • Thanks mate! I had been using the HT as a reference to see how happy I was with the overall look of the model (and some ideas on what got painted red and what stayed gold) and then had the idea of including it in a fun photo when I was taking the pics!

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  3. That turned out nicely and kudos again for your skill with gel paints. Magic! Yea, Iron Man has had so many different armors that color changes wouldn’t matter much. With any of these, you’re going to have differences in color due to lighting in the film or if you want to really go down a rabbit hole, the differences in printing techniques, use of different print companies, etc. in comics. Even the Hulk, who has had one of the most consistent looks (discounting the original and later version of grey skin Hulk), has been colored in various shades of green over the years.

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    • Thanks mate! The Gel paints were just painted neatly in a couple of thin coats with all the “work” done on the gold underneath. You’re right on as far as the colour variations of course – and we all know the backstory about the Xenomorphs from Aliens being Brown rather than blue-black. I’ll be okay with some variation on the costumes but probably try to keep the skin tones for some/most of those “skin as costume” heroes and villains across games’ models as I get hold of them and onto them over the next year or two (there’s a lot already in Crisis Protocol and a LOT coming in Marvel Zombies!)

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