Thursday, 9 March 2017

Azazel

Azazel is a mutant from biblical times who leads the Neyaphem and is father to X-Men member Nightcrawler, Abyss & Kiwi Black.

Azazel is a mutant from biblical times and the ruler of the Neyaphem (a race of demonic looking mutants). He claims that the Earth and everything on it belongs to him. He sees humanity as a cancer on his world. In his time, he enslaves and kills humans in order to impose his rule and dominion. Another group of mutants, the Cheyarafim or "angels" banish him to the Brimstone Dimension that Nightcrawler uses when he teleports. He is only able to leave for short periods of time so he fathers numerous children in order to have one with the power to free him permanently from his prison. Nightcrawler was one of his children as a result of his time spent with a young Mystique who was married to Mr. Wagner. Around this time, he also fathered the mutants Abyss and Kiwi Black among others. Azazel bides his time and waited for his children's power to mature and grant him freedom.



Azazel was created by Chuck Austen and Sean Phillips and made his first appearance in Uncanny X-Men #428 in 2003.

I used an Angel figurine for the base, I wanted him to hold two swords, this is a perfect figurine to be able to do this.

Paints Used...
Skin - Evil Sunz Scarlet, Red Gore, Blue Ink, Abaddon Black (Beard), Skull White (Eyes)
Legs and Torso - Midnight Blue
Bones n' Boots - Skull White, Ice Blue, Glacier Blue (Valejo), Abaddon Black
Horns - Rhinox Hide, Zandri Dust, Abaddon Black
Arms - Chainmail, Regal Blue
Cloak - Zandri Dust, Rhinox Hide, Skull White
Hair - Skull White, Fenrisian Grey, Fortress Grey, Badab Black (Wash)
Swords - Mithril Silver, Abaddon Black


Azazel

Here's a couple of pictures showing the sculpt and the base coat before the detail was addded.


*Thank you to Comic Vine for the information on Azazel.

Monday, 2 January 2017

Warbird

Kid Gladiator's most trusted bodyguard. She was sent to protect him during his stay at the Jean Grey school for Higher Learning. She was given this task in order to increase her hatred of children for use in future missions.

Ava'Dara was born in a breedmart warehouse in Chandilar's Flesh Bazaar District. Her father was a "automated seed sprinkler" and he mother was one of the many people that worked in the Imperium's factories. Her mother's eggs were harvested each month as a part of the Imperium's government mandated body taxes. She was then grown in the womb of a slave that the Imperium had taken prison from some world they conquered. The slave's body wasn't strong enough to birth a Shi'ar child so the slave died in childbirth.

She received her name from a munitions company that bought her life rights. She grew up in high shanties of the Sky Slums of Chandilar. While working at the company that bought her she became very familiar with Shi'ar pulsar guns. She dreamed of always being an Imperial soldier. Years later she scored high enough on the "kill-exams" to be admitted into the Imperial Soldier Academy. Once in the academy she received injections to make her the perfect soldier and trained her how to use weapons. She embraced the true way of the Shi'ar warriors.

Warbird is a Marvel comics character created by writer Jason Aaron and artist Chris Bachalo, first appearing in Wolverine and the X-Men #1 released in 2011.

I used the Elektra Marvel figurine for my base, perfect stance, and size plus the hands were in the perfect position to hold two swords.

Paints Used...
Midnight Blue,
Skull White
Mithril Silver
Chainmail
Elf Flesh
Dwarf Flesh
Ice Blue
Glacier Blue (Vallejo)
Skrag Brown
Rhinox Hide
Red Gore
Abaddon Black


Warbird

Pre-Paint / Sculpt

White Spray Primer Applied

Base Colours Applied

Detail

*Thank you to Comic Vine for the information on Warbird.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Two-Gun Kid

One of the Wild West's most famous gun-fighters, Two-Gun Kid journeyed forward to modern times alongside the Avengers to face new challenges as a man out of time.

Matthew Hawk was a lawyer who became a crimefighter in the Wild West known as Two-Gun Kid. Inspired by the fictitious Two-Gun Kid he read about in his youth, Matt was trained by an aging gun-slinger named Ben Dancer to become an expert marksman and rider. As one of the Old West's most famous gunfighters, the Two-Gun Kid befriended several of the other heroic gunfighters of the era such as Kid Colt and the Rawhide Kid and found a sidekick and close friend in the former boxer Boom-Boom Brown. He also got involved with a young woman named Nancy whom became his sort-of girlfriend.

Matt Hawk assumed the role of headlining character in the Two-Gun Kid series as well as appearing in several of Marvel's other Western books of the era. He was properly integrated into the larger Marvel Universe by Steve Englehart in The Avengers #141 and subsequently brought forward to modern times via time travel a few issues later.

Two-Gun Kid was created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers and first appeared in Two-Gun Kid #60. The previous star of Two-Gun Kid was Clay Harder, created by Syd Shores, whom this character was modelled after.

I used a Nightwing figurine from the DC Superhero collection for my base. The stance, and the positioning of the arms were perfect to hold his guns.

Paints used...
Altdorf Guard Blue
Blue Ink
Midnight Blue
Skrag Brown
Rhinox Hide
Mournfang Brown
Golden Yellow
Red Ink
Blazing Orange
Elf Flesh
Dwarf Flesh
Skull White
Ice Blue
Evil Sunz Scarlet
Red Gore
Chainmail
Abaddon Black


Two-Gun Kid

Progress Photos



*Thank you to Comic Vine for the information on Two-Gun Kid.

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Whiplash (Vanko)

The newest Whiplash.

Anton Vanko was a young scientist born in a Russian village named Volstok. One day, it was attacked by Iron Man decoy who murdered a lot of the people, including his father Igor Vanko in an attempt to frame Stark.

Using a specialized rifle, Vanko shot the impostor just before he fled, causing the chest plate on the armour to come off. Believing Stark to be the man who attacked his village, Vanko decided to use the chest plate to fashion a suitable weapon for his revenge. Over the next six months, he built a suit of body armour equipped with energy whips.

After breaking into the prison where Stark was being held for his alleged crimes, Vanko killed several guards and attempted to track down and murder Stark and his assistant Pepper Potts. Stark fought off Vanko using a crude suit of Iron Man armour formed from parts of several machines around the prison, and forced him to escape. After Stark tracked down the criminals who framed him, Vanko arrived at their headquarters, planning on finishing off Iron Man at all. It was there that Vanko learned that Stark was indeed framed and that the syndicate was hired to destroy Volstok by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, in order to wipe out an activist who was creating anti-Putin sentiments. Despite learning of Iron Man's innocence, Vanko made one final attempt to kill him, claiming that even though he did not destroy the village, his creation did. After the building caught fire, both men had to run to safety, and Vanko made his escape. Stark was later cleared of his alleged crimes, and helped rebuild Volstok. Vanko had no part in it, and instead went to Moscow, approaching Putin's residence in the Red Square and preparing to properly exact vengeance next time around.

Anton Vanko was created by Marc Guggenheim, Brannon Braga and Philippe Briones and first appeared in Iron Man vs. Whiplash #1. The character was greatly influenced by the Whiplash that appeared in the Iron Man 2 that came out just a few months after Anton Vanko made his first appearance in comics.

I used the Aqualad figurine from the DC superhero collection. I wanted a figurine with the arms slightly raised, and a basic torso, Aqualad fit the bill perfectly.

Paints Used...
Chainmail
Black Ink
Abaddon Black
Snot Green
Blue Ink
Dark Angels Green
Mournfang Brown
Elf Flesh
Dwarf Flesh
Ice Blue
Skull White


Whiplash (Vanko)

Pre-Paint / Sculpt

White Spray Primer

Base Paint Applied

Detail

*Thank you to Comic Vine for the information on Whiplash.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Captain Ultra

A lesser-known hero, Captain Ultra is nonetheless one of the cool guys of Marvel.

Captain Ultra first appeared when he attempted to join the Frightful Four. After losing the job because he passed out when the Wizard lit a cigarette in celebration, Captain Ultra disappeared, getting counseling from Doc Samson to conquer his fear of fire. He remained a super-hero for a while, but then quit and became a successful comedian.

When the Super-Human Registration Act went into effect, Captain Ultra registered. Captain Ultra was made the leader of the Nebraska Initiative team. During his time as leader one of his members, Cooper Roth, also known as Paragon killed his teammate, Gadget. As a result, Iron Man wanted to disband this team. Captain Ultra fought Iron Man in order to protect his team.

Captain Ultra's powers were released through hypnosis by an alien, giving him the power of flight, ultra-strength and endurance, durability, and reflexes. He also gained the psionic ability to become intangible at will, see through substances, and the ability to project his breath forward with great concussive force among others. He can apparently tap his 'ultra-potential', enabling him to manifest a wide variety of mental and physical 'ultra-feats'.He also has the "ability" to tell ultra-jokes.

Captain Ultra first appeared in Fantastic Four #177 December 1976, created by Roy Thomas, Mike Friedrich, and George Perez.

I used the Wonder Man figurine by Eaglemoss for my base, the stance and build were ideal.

Paints Used...
Altdorf Guard Blue
Blue Ink
Midnight Blue
Sunburst Yellow
Golden Yellow
Blazing Orange
Evil Sunz Scarlet
Red Gore
Snot Green
Dark Angels Green
Elf Flesh
Dwarf Flesh
Gorthor Brown
Vermin Brown
Auric Armour Gold
Abaddon Black


Captain Ultra

*Thank you to Comic Vine for the information on Captain Ultra.


Sunday, 19 June 2016

The Destroyer MkII

The Destroyer is a mystical construct created by Odin to battle the Fourth Host of Celestials. It has mainly appeared as an enemy of Thor. The Destroyer is used by Thor's arch-foe Loki on several occasions, and each time has actually come close to killing Thor.














The Asgardian Destroyer is a Marvel comics character and was created by writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. The Destroyer suit first appeared in Journey Into Mystery #118 released in 1965.

This is one I've done before, and once again I've used The Colossus figurine for my Base.

Paints Used...
Chain Mail for practically everything.
Sunburst Yellow, Blazing Orange, and Skull White for the flames behind the visor.

The Destroyer

Pre-Paint / Sculpt

White Spray Primer

Base Paint Applied

Detail

*Click on each photo to see a larger version of each of the images.

*Thank you to Comic Vine for the information on The Destroyer.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Scorpio IV (Brotherhood of the Ankh)

Scorpio was the leader of the Zodiac. They battled the New Warriors.

Scorpio and the rest of the Zodiac were decapitated by a one man Zodiac who wanted to free up the name for himself.

A new Scorpio recently appeared in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man.

Not a lot of information surrounding this version of Scorpio, with the above information taken from the Marvel Wiki site.








First appearance of this Scorpio (IV) was in Avengers (Vol 3) #58 in November 2002, created by Geoff Johns and Kieron Dwyer.

I used the Iceman figurine for a base, a nice basic figurine to build armour on to, plus the left hand was perfectly positioned to hold the key.

Paints used...

Red parts of costume - Evil Sunz Scarlet, Red Gore, and Blue Ink.
Gold Armour - Shining Gold, and Gorthor Brown.
Armoured Belt - Mithril Silver, and Abaddon Black (Watered).
Mask - Blazing Orange, Golden Yellow, Red Gore, and Skull White.
Key - Livery Green/Light Yellow mix (Vallejo), Scorpion Green, Snot Green, and Light Yellow.


Scorpio IV

Pre-Paint / Sculpt

White Spray Primer

Base Colours Applied

Detail and Shading

*Click on each photo to see a larger version of each of the images.