I’ve spent most of my free time over the past few days steadily progressing this “Heroclix” plastic miniature of the Black Manta and five “U-Men” models. I quite naively thought that as they’d be predominantly black they’d be a nice easy project for my first Saturday Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge posting.
But I didn’t take into account just how detailed and complicated all the piping was on the scuba-divers breathing apparatus, nor that by painting the “DC Comics” supervillain’s deep-sea diving helmet silver rather than black I’d be wrestling with a couple of mold-lines. Suffice to say however that all the metallic areas have now been completed, washed, drybrushed and the models are now finished; ready for posting on the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge blog.
These three models have rather leapt to the front of my painting line having arrived as an unexpected, but very much appreciated, gift from Dick Garrison, who runs the “Rantings From Under The Wargames Table” blog: http://rantingsfromunderthewargamestable.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/28mm-superheroes-part-9
Not only did he recently paint his own casts of these models but he actually designed and sculpted them, so I am hoping to have mine finished ready for next week's Saturday Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge posting; along with a few Pulp miniatures, Anne!! My only concern is that I want to paint these miniatures using the same colour scheme as Dick Garrison has, as I thought they worked really well. But he’s picked some of my least favourite to paint pigments, such as orange, gold and to a lesser extent red.