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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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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 27, 2020

Cheers Undercoat. More "Marvel Crisis Protocol" minis to come. Though I fear you'll be in for a long wait for any HHGTTG figures to appear in patterned clothing. That's not my forte by any stretch of the imagination, LOL!!!

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undercoat2670
Nov 25, 2020

Spider-Man looks great, well done. All that sculpted detail is tricky to cope with and you have done well. The other Marvel figures look nice, I am a big fan of them if I am honest so hoping you work your magic on them. The HHGTTG figures look nice too. I can't wait to see you paint the dressing gown and pyjamas in a lovely pattern!!!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 24, 2020

Thanks Roger. The "Marvel Crisis Protocol" models take a lot of stick online for having so many parts, but I think they look excellent once they're assembled. Hopefully, the "Citadel" Nuln Oil wash will really help me tidy up Venom's spider-web marking, so I can get him finished soon.


I might do something with Austin Allergro's jumper and tie. But that'll be about it, as I really don't want to do stripes or plaid. That is not a painting skill I possess. LOL!!!

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Blaxkleric
Blaxkleric
Nov 24, 2020

Cheers Dave. Spidey's red has come out a little darker than I'd have liked, so could do with all the bits in between the webbing being picked out again with red, but as he's only for the tabletop he'll do just fine. Definitely need to keep HHGTTG to a simpler level if I ever want to finish just one of the minis. LOL!!!

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wsd50
Nov 24, 2020

Nice work on Spidey, and Venom is coming along well too, I do really like those two versions of miss Romanov, I see what you mean about one look "MCU" and the other more in line with the comic books, but both are cracking sculpts, but 10 pieces for a 40mm sculpt!! (gulp).


The Hikers are nice sculpts too, but no stripes or plaid! go on you know you want too...😉


Cheers Roger..

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