Sunday, 20 December 2015

Stargod (Man-Wolf)

John Jameson is an astronaut, a test pilot and for his father J. Jonah Jameson the archetype of a true hero unlike these “masked clowns” like Spider-man. John has also been transformed into a Werewolf-like creature called the Man-Wolf, and was once host to the Carnage Symbiote.

John Jameson is the son of newspaper tyrant J. Jonah Jameson. The first time John Jameson met Spider-Man was during one of his first space travels. Indeed, his space ship deviated from his trajectory and it was Spider-Man who succeeded to bring back the command control. Then John Jameson could engage the parachute. John owed his life to Spider-Man. These events made it so that John and Spider-Man got a special friendship in witch the two tried to help one another whenever the could, much to the dislike of John's father J. Jonah Jameson.

John was selected to go on a secret mission to the moon. While on the moon he collected lunar rocks including a red crystal gemstone. John started to wear this gemstone around his neck as an souvenir. This gemstone would transform John into a wolf-like state during a full moon. The newspapers, including his father's, dubbed him the Man-Wolf. As the Man-Wolf, John had many confrontations with Spider-Man and other heroes including She-Hulk.

He learned that the gem is the creation of Stargod, a god who wanted to transmit his powers to a successor.

John Jameson was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko and first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (1963).

Base figurine used to create Stargod was... well, it could only be the Man-Wolf figurine.

Paints Used...
Green parts of the costume - Snot Green, Blue Ink, Dark Angels Green, and Scorpion Green.
Gold parts - Burnished Gold, and Rhinox Hide.
Fur - Skull White, Fenrisian Grey, and Glacier Blue (Vallejo).
Brown parts - Beastial Brown, and Rhinox Hide.
Other colours used - Evil Sunz Scarlet, Abaddon Black, Light Yellow (Vallejo), and Emperor's Children.

Stargod

Pre-paint / Sculpt

White Spray Prime

Base Paints Applied

Detail and Shading

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

*Thank you to Comic Vine for the origin information on John Jameson.

Monday, 7 December 2015

Marrow MkII

A mutant able to control her bone growth, providing her with armor, clubs, and knives. As a child, she was taken in by the Morlocks where she would form the terrorist group Gene Nation before joining the X-Men. Her allegiances have shifted frequently since then. She was de-powered after M-Day.

Here's another custom I've done once before, way back in November 2012.

It's quite an intense piece, with a lot of detail to add, creating the bone armour, and pointy bits. I used Milliput to sculpt the bones, hair. and extra bits for the costume.














Base figurine used to create Marrow was Vixen from the DC Comics figurine collection.

Paints used were...

Blue parts of costume - Altdorf Guard Blue, Blue Ink, and Midnight Blue.
Greens - Snot Green, Blue Ink, and Dark Angels Green.
Bones - Zandri Dust, Rhinox Hide, Gorthor Brown, and Vallejo Bonewhite (Game Color)

Marrow

Pre-paint

White spray primer

Base colours

Detail and shading

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

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

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Frenzy

A former freelance mercenary that worked for Apocalypse, Frenzy joined Magneto as a member of the Acolytes and served as ambassador of Genosha. She recently joined the X-Men after the Age of X.

Joanna was an unexpected baby girl who did not get her father´s acceptance because of her poor health status and weakness. She was the second baby in her family, his father was militant and her mother was a religious coward woman. Her older brother joined the army an eventually he was reported killed. After her brother´s death her father beat her up and finally due to his abusive treatment Joanna developed her mutant powers and accidentally killed him in self defense.

Joanna Cargill grew up bitter and angry at the world for oppressing her as a black woman and a mutant. She found solace in expressing her anger through criminal activity, working as a mercenary-for-hire. She often clashed with other mercenaries, such as Gambit, who she formed a brief romantic relationship with. She had often felt aimless, which led her to use her invulnerability in reckless ways, and made her susceptible to other mutants, such as Apocalypse and Magneto.

Frenzy, like many of the X-Men, started off as a villain. Her first appearance had her battle the original X-Men under their new name, X-Factor. It was later revealed she was field leader of a group of villains, the Alliance of Evil. After a handful of failed attempts to defeat X-Factor, Frenzy found sanctuary among Magneto's Acolytes. Frenzy spent years with this group of fanatics, until Jean Grey mind-controlled Frenzy to fight against her leader, Magneto. After serving with the X-Men for a short while, Frenzy left and was not seen until after M-Day, where she was one of the few mutants to retain her powers. She joined Exodus and his new Acolytes, which were eventually merged into Mister Sinister's Marauders. Frenzy later had part of her brain damaged in a battle with Magneto, though Professor X eventually healed her. Recently, during the Age of X, Frenzy was a member of the X-Men and romantically involved with Cyclops (known as Basilisk). After the timeline was restored, Frenzy retained her memories and continued on with the X-Men, despite her villainous past.

Frenzy was created by writer Bob Layton and artist Keith Pollard. Frenzy's first published appearance was in X-Factor #4 (May 1986).


Base figurine used was Moondragon, I wanted one that had ears, Moondragon has both ears.

Paints used...

Abaddon Black
Ice Blue
Blue Ink
Regal Blue
Glacier Blue (Valejo)
Bestial Brown
Rhinox Hide
Boltgun Metal
Burnished Gold
Skull White


Frenzy

Basic paint stages




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

*Thank you to Comic Vine for the origin information on Frenzy.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Cecilia Reyes MkIII

Here's another custom I've done before, twice before, but she seems to be a very popular X-Character, surprising considering her short lived time in the X-men comics.

Paints used...

Yellow parts of the Custom - Sunburst Yellow, Vermin Brown, and Golden Yellow.

Blues - Ultramarines Blue, Blue Ink, and Midnight Blue.

Skin and Hair - Bestial Brown, Rhinox Hide, Vermin Brown, and Abaddon Black.

Other colours used - Evil Sunz Scarlet, Skull White, and Chainmail.










Cecilia Reyes

Basic stages in creating Cecilia Reyes




Friday, 15 May 2015

Will of the People (Captain Britain Corps)

This is Will of the People, a member of the Captain Britain Corps.

The Captain Britain Corps are a group of Captain Britain's set to watch over the British Isles in all other dimensions, and the Marvel Multiverse.

They are often, but not always alternate versions of Captain Britain. Other persons that are members from different realities includes: Black Panther, Captain America, Ka-Zar, Killraven, Kymri, Lockheed, Meggan, Psylocke, Super-Skrull and Pete Wisdom.

The name varies, for instance - in Earth-616 they're commonly known as Captain Britain Corps, but on Earth-522 for example they would instead be known as Captain England Corps since the representative from Earth-522 is Captain England.

The Corps where originally formed by Merlyn, and there main priority was to protect the Marvel Multiverse. Each member of the squad would be set the task of protecting the dimensional equivalent of Britain. Even though they sometimes joined forces to defeat bigger and more dangerous foe.



Will of the People has only appeared in one single panel, this was in issue #50 of Excalibur, which was written and drawn by Alan Davis in 1992

Will of the People is basically the Corps version of Iron Fist, so there was only one figurine I was ever going to use...

Minimal amounts of preparation needed, removed his collar, mask ties, and belt ends attached to his right leg.

Sculpting involved adding mask extensions to the cheek area, belt ends on his left leg and a disc on his belt.

Paints used...

Red areas - Evil Sunz Scarlet, Blue Ink, and Red Gore
Blue areas - Ultramarines Blue, Blue Ink, and Midnight Blue
White areas - Skull White, Ice Blue, and Glacier Blue (Vallejo)
Skin - Elf Flesh and Dwarf Flesh


Will of the People

Paint stages




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

*Thank you to Comic Vine for the origin information on the Captain Britain Corps.

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Mesmero MkII

Here's one I've done before, the X-Men villain Mesmero. This was a commission request from a fellow collector.

I slightly changed this one, adding more folds to his cloak.

Paints used on Mesmero were...

Purple parts - Screamer Pink, Blue Ink and Liche Purple.

Green parts - Scorpion Green, Blue Ink and Dark Angels Green.

Abaddon Black for the base, and Skull White for his eyes.








The inspiration for my choice of base figurine (Cosmic Boy) was this cover to Amazing Spider-Man No. 207.

Mesmero

Basic stages in creating Mesmero






Friday, 10 April 2015

Batman (Blue)

A wealthy philanthropist, Thomas Wayne, his wife, Martha, and their 8 year-old son, Bruce Wayne, were coming out of a movie theater at 10:47 p.m. As they stepped onto Park Row (now called Crime Alley), a thug named Joe Chill armed with a gun approached them from the shadows to steal the pearl necklace Martha was wearing. Thomas, moving in to protect his wife, was shot by Chill, causing Martha to scream. Chill then shot her, while shouting, "this'll shut you up!". Bruce, traumatized by the deaths of his parents, would never be the same. Afterward, Bruce was raised by his wise and loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth, and inherited his family's vast fortune as well as his father's company, Wayne Enterprises. Standing at his parents' gravestones, Bruce made a solemn oath to avenge their deaths.

Despite fiscal security, happiness eluded Bruce. Young Bruce was comforted by Dr. Leslie Thompkins, who helped him to mourn his parents and find a purpose in life. At age fourteen, Bruce started a twelve year walkabout around the world seeking experts in many fields, training himself mentally and physically. From an academic standpoint, he studied at Cambridge in England, the Sorbonne in France, and other famous European universities. A Frenchman named Henri Ducard taught him man-hunting, a ninja named Kirigi taught him stealth, an African bushman trained him in the art of the hunt, and Nepalese monks taught him healing.

Bruce returned to Gotham City, where he became a vigilante. But despite all his honed skills, he knew something was missing. Bruce believed criminals to be a "superstitious and cowardly lot," and in order to rid Gotham of evil, he needed to reinvent himself to become a terrifying symbol that would strike fear into the hearts of criminals. While in his father's study, a large bat crashed through the window. Bruce saw this as an omen and recalled his fear of bats as a child. This would be his symbol; the Bat would strike terror into the Gotham underworld. Using his vast wealth, Bruce designed a costume and state of the art equipment, thus beginning a difficult double life: by day, he would be the billionaire playboy and businessman, Bruce Wayne, and by night, he was The Batman.

Batman was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in 1939, first appearing in Detective Comics #27

This is basically a repaint of the original Batman figurine released by Eaglemoss. I wanted to feature him in his blue costume, more so than the modern grey/black version we're all used to now.

No sculpting involved, all I had to do was hide the original Bat-logo with some Miliput, then repaint him.

Paints used...

Blue areas - Ultramarines Blue, Blue Ink, and Midnight Blue.

Grey areas - Fenrisian Grey, Abaddon Black (watered), and Sombre Grey (Vallejo Game Color)

Yellow areas - Flash Gitz Yellow, Vermin Brown, and Golden Yellow.

Skin - Elf Flesh, and Dwarf Flesh.

Skull White for the eyes, and Abaddon Black for the Bat and base.


Batman

Pre-detail addition


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

*Thank you to Comic Vine for the origin information on Batman.