Friday, 12 May 2017

Stilt-Man

Costumed villainy and heroism isn't for everybody, Wilbur Day sadly never learned that lesson and found himself being one of the most incompetent villains within the Marvel Universe.

Wilbur’s origin on how he became Stilt-Man was probably by far one of the cheapest ways in gaining a starting career as a super villain. Stealing hydraulic rams from his employer Carl Kaxton, Wilbur used them for a designed battle suit that uses telescopic stilts, using this design for greedy purposes by robbing places and victims both ground and air. Starting a one-man crime spree wasn’t enough for Wilbur seeing how there’s no real appreciation for his suit, seeing how it wasn’t he who designed the main component, the hydraulic rams. Coming up with the most devious plan, Wilbur decided to hire attorney Matt Murdock in order to claim full credit for designing the hydraulics and that his employer, Carl stole the ideas from him. Instantly having both Wilbur and Carl getting into a dispute at his home and ending with Wilbur stealing another design from Kaxton. This time Wilbur managed to acquire probably one of the most powerful devices ever designed, which was molecular Condenser, a weapon that could shrink and teleport any object or being. It wouldn’t be long after Wilbur pulled this crafty stunt that he would be facing Daredevil. Which resulted with Wilbur accidentally using the condenser on himself and shrinking himself into a “microverse”.

Stilt-Man was created by Stan Lee and Wallace Wood in 1965 and first appeared in Daredevil # 8.

I used a Iron Fist figurine for my base.

Paints Used

Stilt-Man

Here's a few progress photo's...



*Thank you to Comic Vine for the information on Stilt-Man

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Monday, 24 April 2017

Stegron

A former assistant to Curt Connors, Vincent Stegron used stegosaurus DNA to augment his body.

Assistant to Dr. Curt Connors (before he became the Lizard) they worked on a project for SHIELD that involved experimentation of dinosaur tissue provided by a Savage Land native, Ka-Zar. Vincent soon became obsessed with the experiments on the lizard tissues and decided to steal the experiments. He quickly fled to the Savage land to further his experiments in the way he wished. He soon created a formula in which he drank turning him into "Dinosaur Man". Ka-Zar soon seeks aid of Spider Man to find and capture Stegron who has completely transformed into a reptile and rules over entities called the Swamp Men. In an attempt to escape, Stegron uses the Swamp men to delay Spider Man and Ka-Zar while he leaves with a few other dinosaurs on a flying Ark and makes his way to New York to conquer the world.

Soon enough Black Panther and Spider Man catch up to Stegron who has already marched dinosaurs down Broadway. He engages Spider Man and Black Panther only to be defeated and in an attempt to flee on a pterodactyl, he is knocked into the water by Spider Man and sinks quickly. He quickly reduces his metabolism where he is able to drift to shore. He returns to Manhattan where he searches for Curtis Connors and forces Connors to work for him as he keeps his son as a hostage. Through Dr. Connors, he creates a ray that reanimates the dinosaur skeletons at the Natural History museum. Through the stress and strain of the kidnapping of his son, Connors creates himself a formula which turns him into the Lizard to combat Stegron. To Stegron's misfortune to plan his coarse of action in the cold winter of December, he succumbs to the cold weather and falls beneath the ice of a Central Park Lake and vanishes.

Stegron survives the misfortune and changes back into his human form where he lives in the Central Park as a homeless resident. Another unfortunate event affects Stegron as he is blasted in Central Park by a villain named Vulture. This blast contained nuclear energy which mutates Stegron back to his Dinosaur Man form. He attempts to steal Vulture's Nuclear Blaster and follow through his original plan of the Dinosaurs within the museum but finds himself caught in a battle with Spider Man and all of his deadliest foes where he is blasted by a villain named Strikeback.

Stegron soon gets more annoyed and feral due to his residency in New York and attempts to leave to return to his home, the Savage Land. He hides within a supply ship bound for Antarctica, but finds himself within a SHIELD observation post where he starts to go on a killing spree murdering scientists. Black Panther, Black Widow and Thunderstrike answers a distress call from the SHIELD post. Thunderstrike and Black Panther finds a way to release him out of the observation post and into the wild where he tries to reach the Savage Land but is beaten by the cold weather of the Antarctic. He falls under a deep state of hibernation within a massive Glacier but awakens to finally return home in time to join a battle between Spider-Man, Ka-Zar, Shanna the She-Devil, and the Roxxon Oil Company. He joins the Oil Company’s side in the battle but things start to get worse as the Hulk and Chtylok the Che-k'n Kau arrive. He decides to fight with the good guys to save him from a horrible fate and after the battle, he vows to become everyone's enemy.

Created by Len Wein, and Gil Kane, first appeared in Marvel Team-Up #19 - 'The Coming of Stegron... The Dinosaur Man!'

I used a Killer Croc figurine from the DC Superhero Collection for my base, a perfect character to use. I wanted a bulky character, with a lizard look.

Paints Used...


Stegron


Here's a few pictures showing the sculpt and the base coat before the detail was added.

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

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.