MCP – Cassandra Nova & Jean Gray Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Cassandra Nova and Jean Grey bring their psychic potency to my roster.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Cassandra Nova

Stage 1

Thondia Brown: Apply a basecoat to the jacket, boots and belt.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the shirt.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a basecoat to the trousers.

Warpstone Glow: Apply a basecoat to the psychic powers.

Skrag Brown: Apply a basecoat to the scarf.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the buckle and cane.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Stage 2

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the jacket, boots and belt.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the shirt.

Tallarn Sand: Apply a layer to the trousers 

Moot Green: apply a layer to the psychic powers.

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a layer to the scarf.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the buckles and cane.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a line highlight to the jacket, boots and belt.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the shirt.

Karak Stone: Apply a line highlight to the trousers.

Orruk Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the psychic powers.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a line highlight to the scarf.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the buckles and cane.

Basic Skin Tone 70.815: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Stage 4

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the jacket, boots and belt.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the shirt.

Ushabti Bone: Apply a spot highlight to the trousers.

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a spot highlight to the psychic powers.

Averland Sunset: Apply a spot highlight to the scarf.

Canoptek Alloy: Apply a spot highlight to the buckles and cane.

Light Flesh 70.928: Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Jean Gray

Stage 1

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Night Lord’s Blue: Apply a basecoat to the centre of the bodysuit, gloves, belt and shoulders.

Pink Horror: Apply a basecoat to the psychic powers.

Doombull Brown: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Stage 2

Averland Sunset: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Macragge Blue: apply a layer to the centre strip of the bodysuit and gloves, belt and shoulders.

Emperor’s Children: Apply a thinned layer to the psychic powers.

Skrag Brown: Apply a layer to the hair.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 4

Flash Gitz Yellow: Apply a thinned layer to the bodysuit.

Caledor Sky: Apply a line highlight to the centre bodysuit, gloves, belt and shoulders.

Fulgrim Pink: Apply an edge highlight to the psychic powers.

Jokaero Orange: Apply a line highlight to the hair.

Basic Skin Tone 70.815: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Dorn Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a line highlight to the centre bodysuit, gloves, belt and shoulders.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the psychic powers.

Blood letter: Apply a thin layer to the hair.

Light Flesh 70.928: Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Tabletop Gaming – Unfathomable Painting Guide

My most recent painting guide in Tabletop Gaming magazine covered the creatures of the deep from the board game Unfathomable. You can find the guide in Issue 65 of Tabletop Gaming magazine.

This one felt very similar to the Nemesis guide in that it had a variety of enemies painted in a very similar style, but without any hero models to go alongside them. I also love big gribblies, so the Mother and Father figure were a delight.

I opted for a purple to green tone to lean into the deep sea angle and keep them very similar to the art style of the game, and a red accent to the eyes to increase the sinister aspect.

MCP – Hulkbuster Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Hulkbuster, the largest miniature that I’ve painted for MCP so far.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Red, Gold & Metal

Stage 1

Word Bearers Red: Apply basecoat to the red panels.

Skrag Brown: Apply a basecoat to the golds.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the metals.

Stage 2

Wazdakka Red: Apply a thinned layer to the red panels. Start from the top of the panel working down.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a thinned layer to the golds. Like the last stage work from the top down.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the metals.

Nuln Oil: Once the previous shade has dried, apply a shade of Nuln Oil.

Stage 3

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the top edges of the red panel. Apply a very light thinned layer to the tops of the panels.

Flash Gitz Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the gold panels.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the metals.

Stage 4

Wild Rider Red: Apply a fine line highlight to the top and side edges of the panels.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the top edges of the gold panels.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the metals.

Stage 5

Slaanesh Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the red panels, focussing on the top corner and ,meeting points.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the gold panels.

Arc Reactors

Stage 1

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a basecoat.

Stage 2

Baharroth Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the centre.

Stage 3

Blue Horror: Apply a thinned layer to the centre, decreasing the size compared to the last stage.

Stage 4

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the centre.

Base Repulsor Blasts

Stage 1

Mephiston Red: Apply a basecoat to the clouds.

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a basecoat to the repulsor blasts.

Stage 2

Troll Slayer Orange: Make a mix with around 5 parts water to 1 part paint and apply over the cloud. once dry repeat 2-3 times to help build the colour.

Baharroth Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the repulsor blast, from the bottom up.

Stage 3

Blue Horror: Apply a line highlight following the twists of the repulsor blasts.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a thinned line highlight to the crevasses featering the highest concentration of orange, and apply lines meeting the repulsor blasts.

Skavenblight Dinge: Apply a thinned layer ot the clouds, avoiding the brightest orange areas.

Stage 4

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the twists of the repulsor blasts.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the brightest parts of the cloud.

Abaddon Black: Apply a thinned layer to the darkest areas of the clouds.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Tabletop Gaming – Moonstone Painting Guide

My most recent painting guide in Tabletop Gaming magazine covered some goblins from the charming Moonstone. Find the guide in Issue 64 of Tabletop Gaming magazine.

This was a fun wee guide where I tried to push my NMM a little. Mostly the same tone of metal but I am really pleased with the results.

It’s something I’m likely to keep going with in the guides and pushing my own skills forward.

MCP – Guardians of the Galaxy Commission

Another batch of Guardians and my 3rd Rocket and Groot!

It makes life a little bit sweeter when they’re to be painted the same as I’ve done before, as that means I have guides…

I really enjoyed every one, again. MCP models are so crisp, characterful and dynamic, they offer a really enjoyable paint no matter if you’ve painted them before.

Take a look at more pictures of this commission below, and if you would like me to paint some of your models get in touch.

MCP- Painting Guides Update

Hello everyone! I wanted to start by saying thank you to everyone who’s using my guides, and a special thanks to those who’ve left me some comments and helped support me. You’re all legends, thank you!

I am still on a mission to get a guide out for as many models as possible, but trying to keep up with the release schedule can be a little daunting, I’m almost up to 100 models in the collection and still more I need to pick up!

It’s been a lot of fun tackling so many characters and even better to be able to revisit a few. I’ve been painting them now since the core set in 2019 and it’s been amazing to see the progress in the sculpt quality. A good example is Spider-Man; the core set model while cool is also fairly basic, compared to the Amazing Spider-Man, who goes full blown cinematic action pose. It’s clear that AMG are pushing themselves and I love it.

I’m slowly working away on more guides and feel like I’m catching up with the backlog. I’ve added Omega Red today and you can find his guide here…

I have a couple of guides close to completion, with the below coming in the next couple of weeks…

Hulkbuster includes a lot more images than I normally do, because I felt he deserved more detail. I am also going to start including more images for different angles, at least the backs to start.

I also have the following packs and likely will be looking at doing them in the following order..

Gambit & Rogue

Colossus & Magik

Doc Ock & Spider-Man (Rivals Panel)

I’m looking to get the guides out a bit more regularly, with at least 1 every fortnight and 1 a week if I can. Look out on Fridays for future guides.

If there’s anything you’d like to see let me know.

MCP – Omega Red Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Omega Red hits the painting table. A fairly chunky model with some cool but very flexible tentacles.


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Prep: Fully build the model. Undercoat black.

Stage 1

Word Bearers Red: Apply a basecoat to the clothing and armour interiors on the shoulders and wrists.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the armour and tentacles.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Balor Brown: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the reds.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the metals.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to o teh skin and hair.

Stage 3

Wazdakka Red: Apply a thinned layer to the reds.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the metals.

Rakarth Flesh: Apply a layer to the skin.

Blonde Hair 09257: Apply a layer to the hair.

Stage 4

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the reds.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the metals.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Blonde Highlight 09258: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Ms. Marvel Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Ms. Marvel in both her normal and embiggened form, a model that surprised me with its size, coming head to head in height with the Hulk!


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Stage 1

Word Bearers Red: Apply a basecoat to the legs, arms and scarf.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Dryad Bark: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a basecoat to the bolt and lining.

Macragge Blue: Apply a basecoat to the top, boots and mask.

Stage 2

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the legs, arms and scarf.

Knight-questor Flesh: Apply a layer to the skin.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the hair.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a layer to the bolt and lining.

Caledor Sky: Apply a layer to the top, boots and mask.

Stage 3

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a thinned layer to the legs, arms and scarf.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a line highlight to the hair.

Phalanx Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the bolt and a spot highlight to the lining.

Teclis Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the top, boots and mask.

Stage 4

Wild Rider Red: Apply a line highlight to the legs, arms and scarf.

Kislev Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the bolt and lining.

Lothern Blue:Apply a line highlight to the top, boots and mask.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide and the broken barrier like the Construction Terrain.

MCP – Kraven & Lizard Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Kraven the Hunter and Lizard are up this week, with another glorious set of models.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Kraven

Stage 1

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Skrag Brown: Apply a basecoat to the waistcoat and tabard.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a basecoat to the mane and trousers.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the spear, weapon handle and hair.

Rhinox Hide: Apply a basecoat to the wrist wrappings, boots, pouches and belt.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the weapon heads and belt buckle.

Sotek Green: Apply a basecoat to the feathers on the spear.

Doombull Brown: Apply a basecoat to the bricks.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the mortar between the bricks.

Sycorax Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the sign.

Stage 2

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a layer to the waistcoat and tabard.

Zamesi Desert: Apply a layer to the mane and trousers.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the spear, weapon handle and hair.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the wrist wrappings, boots, pouches and belt.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the metals and feathers on the spear.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the brick wall and sign.

Trollslayer Orange: Apply a layer to the lion eyes.

Stage 3

Basic Skin Tone: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply an edge highlight to the waistcoat and tabard.

Ushabti Bone: Apply a thinned layer to the mane, trousers and pendant teeth.

Dawnstone: Apply a line highlight to the spear, weapon handle and hair.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a line highlight to the wrist wrappings, boots, pouches and belt.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the metals.

Sotek Green: Apply a line highlight to the feathers on the spear.

Wazdakka Red: Apply a thinned layer to the bricks.

Karak Stone: Apply a layer to the mortar.

Canoptek Alloy: Apply a layer to the sign.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Stage 4

Light Flesh 70.928: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Zamesi Desert: Apply a line highlight to the waistcoat and tabard.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the mane, trousers and pendant teeth. Apply a spot highlight to the mortar.

Celestra Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the spear, weapon handle and hair.

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the wrist wrappings, boots, pouches and belt. Apply a line highlight to the bricks.

Ironbreaker: Apply an edge highlight to the metals.

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a line highlight to the feathers.

Abaddon Black: Apply a pupil to each eye.

Leopard Print

Stage 1

Skrag Brown: Apply small spots to the tabards.

Stage 2

Abaddon Black: Carefully apply ‘c’s around the spots, add smaller ‘c’s to any gaps.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Kraven Back

Lizard

Stage 1

Son’s of Horus Green: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the lab coat.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a basecoat to the trousers.

Screamer Pink: Apply a basecoat to the mouth and tongue.

Sotek Green: Apply a basecoat to the water 

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the manhole cover.

Zandri Dust: Apply a basecoat to the teeth and claws.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a basecoat to the eyes.

Stage 2

Loren Forest: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the lab coat.

Russ Grey: Apply a layer to the trousers and saliva.

Wazdakka Red: Apply a layer to the mouth and tongue.

Skarsnik Green: Make a mix with around 6 parts water and apply generously to the top areas of the water.

Mournfang Brown: make a mix with around 6 parts water and apply in random streaks to the water.

Leadbelcher: Apply a drybrush to the manhole cover.

Ushabti Bone: Apply a layer to the teeth and claws.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Stage 3

Skarsnik Green: Apply a layer to the skin, focussing on the scales.

White Scar: Apply a line highlight to the lab coat.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a line highlight to the trousers and a layer to the saliva. Apply a thinned layer to the water, focussing on the tips and edges.

Emperor’s Children: Apply a line highlight to the mouth.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the manhole cover.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a spot highlight to the teeth and claws.

Phalanx Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the eyes.

Stage 4

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a line highlight of the skin.

Mournfang Brown: Make a mix with 6 parts water and apply in splotches to the coat and trousers focussing towards the bottom.

White Scar: Apply a thinned layer to the water, focussing around where the last coat was applied.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the manhole cover.

Abaddon Black: Apply a line to each eye.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Lizard Back

MCP – The Amazing Spider-man and Black Cat Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Today we’re looking at the Amazing Spider-Man, a truly ‘amazing’ model, and Black Cat, one of the coolest ‘flip’ models I’ve seen.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

The Amazing Spider-man

Stage 1

Mephiston Red: Apply a basecoat to the red suit sections.

Macragge Blue: Apply a basecoat to the blue sections of the suit.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the tower.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a basecoat to the webbing.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the spider symbols and eye border.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the eyes.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the Daily Bugle lettering.

Skrag Brown: Apply a basecoat to the Daily Bugle symbol.

Stage 2

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the red areas of the suit. Use a fairly light coat as this stage is to bring out the webbing.

Caledor Sky: Apply a layer to the blue sections of the suit.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the tower and dish.

Blue Horror: Apply a layer to the webbing.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the spider symbols and eye lining.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Wazdakka Red: Apply an edge highlight and a thinned layer to the Daily Bugle lettering.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply an edge highlight and a thinned layer to the Daily Bugle symbol.

Stage 3

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a layer to the red sections of the suit.

Teclis Blue: Apply a line highlight to the blue sections of the bodysuit.

Skrag Brown: Make a mix with around 5 parts water and apply lightly to the random sections of the tower and dish.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the webbing and eyes.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the spider symbols and eye lining.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply an edge highlight to the Daily Bugle lettering.

Flash Gitz Yellow: Apply an edge highlight to the Daily Bugle Symbol.

Stage 4

Wild Rider Red: Apply a line highlight to the top of each section of red suit.

Lothern Blue: Applya line highlight ot the blue sections of the suit.

Ironbreaker: Apply a light highlight to the tower and dish.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the spider symbols and eye lining.

Wild Rider Red: Apply an edge highlight to the top edges of the Daily Bugle lettering.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the Daily Bugle Symbol.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide and Explosion Painting Guide.

Black Cat

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit, collar, whip and mask.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the fur trims and base webbing.

Bugman’s Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the girder.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the bodysuit, collar, whip handle and mask.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the fur trim.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the girder.

Dawnstone: Apply a layer to the whip.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit, collar, whip handle and mask.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the fur lining and eyes.

Basic Skin Tone 70.815: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the girder.

Celestra Grey: Apply a highlight to the whip.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit, collar, whip handle and mask.

Light Flesh 70.928: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Abaddon Black: Apply pupils to the eyes.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.