Following on from my last post featuring Doc Ock, we have.. Doc Ock? Yeah, it’s the second version of the character produced for Crisis Protocol, as part of the Rival Panels Box set, also featuring an alternate model for Spidey. Why a second model for Doctor Octopus? My guess is that it’s a combination of Spider-Man selling really well as a hero, so getting an expensive standalone version was high on their radar as he was already included in the core box (Wolverine is the second hero to get such treatment) and Doc Ock having a pretty static pose in the core box as well as an iconic Spidey Villain (as opposed to, say, Red Skull).
I painted the two of them more or less in parallel, though the one I posted previously was indeed completed a couple of days before this one. Both were painted in the same manner, though – I used a Contrast green to base the suit, and then highlighted with several different Vallejo greens, blending yellow into the final highlights. I also added a touch of blue into the deeper shadows and on the lower part of the model.
The yellow on both models was also done using Contrast as a base. In this case, my favourite Ironjawz Yellow. I also shaded further on the lower part of the model using thinned Snakebite Leather Contrast and then later added some magenta to add some additional depth of colour – the blue added to the green and the magenta added to the yellow also work to add a bit more contrast to the two major colours of his outfit – and I do have to credit a Youtuber – Miniac – who I’m usually not a huge fan of – for that idea.
These tentacles were painted in the same way as the previous Doc Ock, but after that model was completed, so I was attempting to avoid the same issues happening again. So primed silver spray, finished and varnished the rest of the model,,and THEN Vallejo Metal Colour & Tamiya Panel Wash to fill in the lines once again. They turned out a lot better this time, but I still don’t feel like they turned out nearly as well as those first tentacles on the previous Doc Ock (so shiny, so chrome), but they’re good enough since I’m thoroughly sick of both Doctor Octopus and his tentacles at this point…
One thing I did pick up on at a later point was that the belt is often shown as being bare metal rather than yellow. I was left with the choice of repainting the belts on both models or deciding that paint exists and that an evil genius of Octavius’ calibre would both have access to it as well as the means to apply it in a suitability garish manner to match the rest of his unfortunate outfit…
If Swordmaster is willing to count Doc Ock as a “Monster” for the purposes of Monster March, then this is my final entry for that challenge. As always I still have a bunch of minis that did not get completed in time, so we’ll see some of them in April and some for the Monster MayHem challenge, assuming it’s running again this year.
This just leaves one final model for the completion of my MCP Core set box. Spidey. Not sure if I’ll be able to get him done this weekend, but hopefully by next I’ll have completed it.