This 28mm pre-painted plastic “Wizkids” model of The Rhino is number 86 from the “Heroclix” Marvel Sinister range and has been sat on my painting desk for quite some time. The figure was given two coats of “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey and then repeatedly washed with “Citadel” Nuln Oil in order to build up the dark colour on the supervillain’s thick polymer mat suit.
|Rocket Raccoon and Daredevil tackle the rampaging Rhino!!|
I was actually extremely tempted to just treat the model to a black wash and then simply drybrush over the miniature with more “Vallejo” Heavy Bluegrey. But I didn’t think that would give the dark grey colour I was after. So instead I simply concentrated on certain muscle groups sculpted on the figure, and slowly built up the colour and brought out the detail. I purposely painted both horns and Aleksei Mikhailovich Sytsevich’s clenched teeth White without a wash as I really wanted them to stand out from the dark grey costume and attract the eye.
In addition I’ve almost finished painting this coming weekend’s Mo’vember miniature; the “Heroclix” model Lockjaw, and just need to tinker with the Inhuman’s eyes and apply one or two more brown washes over the teleporting mutant dog’s body. I’ve also started building up the flesh areas on next week’s challenge submission, the diminutive acrobatic member of Alpha Flight known as Puck.
|A Mindless One, Star-Lord, The Abomination, Blade and Drax The Destroyer|
Finally the majority of these five pre-painted “Heroclix” models have just arrived from my favourite “Wizkids” American internet store “Troll and Toad” [http://www.trollandtoad.com]. As you can probably imagine postage across the Pond is not cheap, but the prices of their “Heroclix” models when compared to the ridiculous costs of British EBay auctions makes it a far cheaper option if you can save and then make a bulk order. All these models still require priming as I’m hoping to paint them up as part of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge when it starts on 5th December.