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"Anyone Can Win A Fight When The Odds Are Easy!"

"It's when the going's tough -- When there seems to be no chance -- That's when it counts!"

This 40mm scale plastic figure of Spider-Man is produced by “Atomic Mass Games” and can be found inside the company's Marvel Crisis Protocol Core Box. Assembled using ten separate pieces, not including its stand, the model depicts Peter Parker's alter-ego standing atop a piece of exposed steel girder.

The miniature was initially primed using two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Red, shaded using "Citadel" Nuln Oil and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Red. I then 'picked out' the Web-slinger's legs and torso with a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Blue and "Citadel" Drakenhof Nightshade.

"Atomic Mass Games" WIPs - Venom and two Black Widows

In order to tackle Spider-Man's pre-modelled circular stand, the street pavement was primed with "Citadel" Abaddon Black, layered with "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey and washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil. It was subsequently dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey using a make-up brush, and additionally 'dirtied up' around the debris with some splashes of Strong Tone Quickshade by "The Army Painter".

I painted the steel beam Web-head's feet are clinging to by giving it a coat of "Citadel" Ironbreaker, shading the girder with Nuln Oil and later Reikland Fleshshade, before carefully dry-brushing the lump of metal with (more) Ironbreaker. As a final touch I applied some dabs of "Mig Productions" Extreme Rust Wash into some of the nooks and crannies.

"Tangent Miniatures" WIPs - Ford and Fiesta Focus, Artemis McGown, and Austin Allergro

With Spider-Man finished, I have spent some time undercoating the "Marvel Worldwide" tabletop game's two different sculpts of the Black Widow, and made a little more headway on the somewhat complicated white web markings criss-crossing around Venom's muscular chest. I'll be pigmenting the two different incarnations of Natasha Romanova in decidedly different palettes, with the intention of potentially pairing the two up against one another in a narrative campaign; something easily done as the current Black Widow in the comic books is a clone of the dead original Russian spy.

Lastly, I have based and primed some more of the Cosmic Travellers by "Tangent Miniatures". These figures are clearly inspired by the 1981 BBC television adaptation of Douglas Adams's "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", but for my own sanity's sake I intend to have them all wearing some rather plain looking attire rather than all the tweed, stripes and checker-patterns colourfully-captured on the costumes seen on the small screen...

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