Saturday, 3 May 2014

Heroclix Daredevil And Ironclad

This 28mm plastic "Heroclix" model of blind lawyer Matt Murdock, is taken from the Marvel Infinity Challenge range by "Wizkids" and is number 099.

One of the first models I recall obtaining for the New Jersey-based publisher's super-hero collectible miniatures game, Daredevil was entirely undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Red before being heavily washed with an old pot of "Citadel" Baal Red I wanted to use up. To make his specially-designed billy stick stand out a little (as ordinarily it's depicted being the same colour as the Marvel knight's costume), I gave it an additional wash of Agrax Earthshade.

Daredevil's face was painted using a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone and "Citadel" Ogryn Flesh. I then 'highlighted' his cheeks, mouth, nose and chin with more "Vallejo" Heavy Skintone.
Even quicker to paint, but possibly one of the most disappointing miniatures in the "Heroclix" range, is this 28mm plastic model of U-Foe, Ironclad; which can be found as part of the Marvel Web of Spiderman range as number 016.

A simple "Citadel" Boltgun Metal undercoat with Nuln Oil wash completed this model's painting in just a few minutes. Unfortunately though the figure's head bears little resemblance to scientist Michael Steel's square head. Instead it's seemingly been sculpted to resemble that of the Russian X-Man Colossus. As a result I was tempted to try my hand at some green stuff sculpting, but didn't feel I had either the skill or patience to do the miniature justice; perhaps at some point I'll purchase a second one...

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