Special shout-out to Ozzy Osborne
I guess a bit of theme music is warranted for this post: music.
If you clicked the link, it should be pretty obvious what I am calling finished.
To be honest it is a bit premature. After I took these pics I noticed I missed the battle damage on his knee. The very simple effect I did was painting the areas out in black trailing away from the source of the damage in threads. From there it was a simple layering and wet blending to get the metallic shades. The glossy sheen is from the semi-gloss sealer I sprayed on. Overall I am happy. The base needs to be finished, and I might go with a matt sealer over the exhaust cloud.
The bit of terror I experienced with this guy was after I sealed him. I brought the mini inside from my garage to dry on the box I had sprayed him on. I took one misstep, shifted the box and watched as he tumbled down an entire flight of stairs bouncing quite high with each step he hit.
After the calming breath I walked down to assess the damage and saw just a bend in the exhaust cloud and some hairs attached to the still tacky sealer. I haven’t done the super detailed inspection so if you see other damage, please let me know.
Also seeing a bit of brush time last night were Whiplash and Nomad. Nomad is one of my Hasslefree Miniatures and he will be one of the Agents I am painting. I chose to go with an OD green webbing as it doesn’t match the equipment of the others: they use standard issued kit and he grabbed the biggest gun he could and the only kit that could hold his ammo. I do like the contrast, and I might include it on the other Agents. I am also going with a dark blue (almost black) for their uniforms. I think it will visually associate them with Nick Fury without taking away the generic feel to use as other figures too.
Whiplash is getting a brownish-purple armour scheme to match the Marvel comic version of the latest cinematic villain for Iron Man. I think it looks pretty striking and will make him stand out from the colours of Iron Man’s suit. I was 50-50 on if I wanted it to look stolen or unique and went with unique.
Short update, and also in the middle of the day. No I’m not playing hooky from work, I just managed to swing a longer lunch today. Hopefully this was inspiring to you, if nothing else to use sealer as it protected Iron Man during his maiden flight.