Thursday, 6 August 2015

"If You Value Your Life... Stand Aside And Interfere No longer..."

"I am the Silver Samurai... To attack me is death!"
This 28mm plastic “Wizkids” model of the Silver Samurai is miniature number 51 from the “Heroclix” Marvel Universe range and is based upon the one-time Daredevil adversary, Kenuichio Harada, as created by Steve Gerber and Bob Brown in July 1974. The miniature was initially undercoated with an old pot of “Citadel” Mithril Silver before I applied a heavy wash of Nuln Oil across the entire figure. I then dry-brushed the Japanese mutant with more Mithril Silver before picking out the sun disc emblem upon his chest with “Vallejo” Heavy Red and the “Citadel” glaze Bloodletter.
 Peter Cushion WIP - This elderly gent just needs a few grey hairs to be added
Having completed the former bodyguard of the Viper, I have made quite a bit of progress on my “Antediluvian Miniatures” adventurer, Peter Cushion. The elderly doctor simply needs his grey hair and tie painted and washed before he’ll be ready for varnishing and basing.

I have also managed to paint a few more areas on several other “Heroclix” miniatures I have littering my tabletop. I’ve now finished my Robotman’s red chest cables as well as the hero’s blue neuro-electric converter-amplifier and as a result I now just need to tidy up the automaton’s torso and pick out his eyes. In addition I’ve carefully painted up this very softly-sculpted figure of Two-Face, to the point where I really simply need to concentrate upon the disfigured hoodlum’s head before he too is finished.
Two-Face WIP - The model's incredibly thick pre-paint has meant his original two-tone tie is now plain blue
 Finally I have turned my attention back to the numerous “Horrorclix” models I once started painting towards the beginning of 2015 as part of a “Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense” project. This "Indy Clix" miniature of Grigori Rasputin has already had his black gown’s chest emblem ‘picked out’ with blue and gold, so I have been building up the flesh undercoat on the mad monk’s bald head and arms. 

28 comments:

  1. Awesome stuff Simon, Silver Samurai and Peter Cushion are absolutely superb.

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    1. Most kind, Sir Michael. Looking forward to having Peter finished so I can get the rest of his adventuring party completed.

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  2. That Rasputin seems rather cool, what scale is he? 28-32mm?

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    1. Chico, he's a 28mm pre-painted "Indy Clix" mini, which goes for about £2.50 on Ebay these days. Lovely model and fairly straightforward to paint.

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  3. Cracking job on "SS" Simon. I didn't know he started out in "DD" I only remember him from Wolverine. That Peter Cushion figure looks rather smashing too, you've got me twitching on painting up mine now but I want to save him for Mo'vember.

    Now hurry up and finish Robotman you've been teasing us with him for months!

    Cheers Roger

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    1. Cheers Roger. To be fair the SIlver Samurai looked markedly different when he first appeared in "Daredevil" #111. Google the cover and you;ll see what I mean. Peter should be finished this weekend, and as you can see Robotman is progressing too ;-)

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  4. Yes see what you mean, are you going to paint a Shanna too?

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    1. I don't own a Shanna "Heroclix" sadly Roger... But I do have a Bob Murch 'Jane' which would make a good proxy :-)

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    1. Many thanks Tamsin. Nice to start getting some of these older half-finished minis out the way... plenty more to replace them :-)

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  6. Great to see the Silver Samurai finished. Peter Cushion is looking excellent as well. Of the other three, Rasputin is my favourite - he just looks so evil!

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    1. Cheers Bryan. Both Cushion and the three 'Heroclix' should be finished within the next few days, leaving me a little space on my table for some more partially painted minis :-)

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    1. Thanks Pulpcitizen. Starting to get back the painting rhythm...

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    2. That is a good feeling isn't it? :)

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  8. Your Peter Cushion is coming along nicely...really looking forward to seeing the finished fig!

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    1. Cheers Gordon. All your fault that I bought the figure in the first place obviously :-)

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  9. Lovely job on the Silver Samurai, one of your best yet!
    Peter Cushion is looking superb, love the 'tache.
    Bryan's right Rasputin does look suitably evil, all out evil, great stuff dude.

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    1. Many thanks Bob. Much appreciated. I do like my metallics :-) Cushion should be done within the next couple of days, as should Rasputin; a truly evil model which will hopefully encourage me to crack on with Helllboy.

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  10. Excellent work Simon Silver Samurai looks ace! Got some good progress on the rest of those figs as well. More productive than me this week :P

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    1. Cheers Simon. Very happy with Kenuichio Harada. Starting to get back into the painting rhythm. I just need to find a mossy step somewhere to photograph my minis on ;-)

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  11. Silver Samurai now looks even better. Good definition on the chest detail.

    Cushing is coming along wonderfully. I am very much a fan of that sculpt.

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    1. Thanks Dai. Looking forward to getting Cushion finished, then on to McClure...

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  12. Very nice work Simon. I too am cursed with the half finished figure syndrome. Had a couple of hours today to work on Oriental Fantasy month, only to discover that the half-painted figures I intended to work on were
    painted prior to me getting my "painting" glasses. Spent the majority of the time doing remedial work, rather than actually getting on with them. At least they'll look reasonable once they're finished now. :(

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    1. Cheers Jez, I know that feeling very well. At least they're now halfway where you want them. I've done a couple of posts where I tried to go back and touch-up a Black Templar Emperor's Champion and ended up stripping the miniature and starting again from scratch ;-)

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  13. I do like how Peter Cushion is coming along. Good stuff, BK.

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    1. Thanks Finch. He's now ready for basing... and then posting.

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