Devo strikes again
Or another WIP…whip it good.
I will be honest that I have done an absolutely terrible job of documenting my conversion of Whiplash. I started with my long rambling post and a few pics. I took one more picture…then I sat down and finished most of it.
Without further pre-amble, here he is.
To paraphrase all the work, I completed the frame of the Arc Reactor on his chest. I also completed his whip.
The whip was made from a paperclip bent to shape at the end of the grip. I then wrapped the whip in thread (3 different threads) to create the tangle of wires shown in Iron Man 2. From there I measured, bent, re-measured, bent, a few more of those…and finally glued it in place.
Following that it was a simple matter of adding wires to the grip going to his wrist bracer and wires coming from his shoulder pad down to the bracer.
Not a lot to discuss and few pictures. It reminds me of a cute little tutorial in a White Dwarf years ago. It was billed on how to paint X model as a Slayer Sword painter. It started with Step One – clean. A lengthy paragraph. Then Step Two – assemble. Again a lengthy paragraph talking about the merits of leaving some parts unattached for ease of painting or extra detail work. Step Three – prime. Again a lengthy write-up on white vs black vs grey. Airbrush versus spray vs brush. Step Four – paint. Here was the joke. Single picture, short phrase. Paint the model. They recommend Citadel paints or something similar. At this point they showed the same mini completely painted.
Anyhow, I am considering straps on his left arm to secure the wires and adding some long straggly hair sticking out from his helmet.
Other than those few details, I think I am done this conversion. Unless there are any good suggestions out there.
Also getting too much attention is Tony Stark. I say too much attention as my highlights went too bright so now I will need to scale Iron Man’s yellow back a bit. A wash should take care of that. As comparison of how bright he is, I have a comparison to Black Widow. He is very vibrant.
I don’t want to keep him this vibrant, even though it evokes the comic stylized colours, because all my other figs are more subdued in colour. I will put on the battle damage first and then see how much I need to tone down the yellow.
Anyhow, a short update. I think I have turned the Whiplash/Ivan Vanko theme on it’s ear a bit and have evoked a bit of all the inspirations who have shared that name. Hopefully this inspires you to add your unique twist onto one of your projects..