This is the second time I've done Archangel, but this time the wings are different.
Archangels wings have developed and grown with each phase of his life since he first appeared in X-Factor #24 in 1988. The wings keep getting bigger, and bigger with each artists interpretation.
This version of Archangel is with what you could call his second phase, with the wings split in to three sections, two main wings with a third section that sits at the back of the other two parts of the wings.
Once again I used an Angel figurine for the base, for obvious reasons.
There's not too much work involved with preparing the figurine itself, with just the hair to smooth away, and costume lines to hide. I spent more time preparing the wings, which involved cutting the correct shape out of plastic, scoring the lines with a surgical scalpel, on both sides, then applying thin lines of Milliput to the top edge of each wing.
The painting of the figurine itself involves painting the blue of the costume first, including the shading, then overlaying the pink detail on top. The wings are simply sprayed silver, with the natural shade picked out by the grooves cut in to each wing.
The following photo's are of each various stage used in creating this Archangel figurine.
*Click on each photo to see a larger version of each image.
* Thank you to Blake Newman for the fantastic mock figurine collection mock cover used at the start of this post.
I'm now working on Mesmero, Diablo, and one for my Daredevil collection, White Tiger.