Onto even more Marvel Crisis Protocol miniatures, and this batch includes some of my favourites!
First up is a truly Incredible miniature…
A truly huge and wonderful Hulk! This guy is awesome and plastic!
I really took my time on this one, as Hulk is one of my favourites, but also it’s a centre peice model. If you include him in your force, he will draw the eye everytime.
And then there is the sinister Venom..
Seriously! Atomic Mass Games is knocking it out the park with these sculpts!
Like many, Venom is a favourite villain of mine and this mini does him justice, and luckily his rules do too.
A big floating head! Honestly, I dont know all that much about M.O.D.O.K, and he feels a bit over the top. Although I did still love painting him and he has become a firm favourite when playing the game.
All in all a great batch of miniatures, and it has to be said some of the best plastic kits in the market outside GW for quality and dynamic poses.
Whilst working on my figures for MCP I’ve also been putting together painting guides for each of them. It may take a bit of time to work through them all, but here’s the first for Thor, Prince of Asgard…
It’s important to note that I started with a black undercoat spray before painting.
I would love to hear what you think, as it’s a work in progress with each one, the more feedback the better.
My first foray into Marvel Crisis Protocol is painting the core set for Tabletop Gaming magazine. Split over 2 guides the first covers the heroes half of the set. You can buy the first guide here.
I really enjoyed painting these, as the larger scale(approx. 40mm) gives much more area than usual and this combined with some pretty impressive sculpts provides some awesome minis to paint.
I’ve also been really enjoying playing the game. It’s a great skirmish system with the added advantage that there are no real restrictions on who you use. Sure there are leadership abilities for building around a team, but you really can use whoever you want in your squad. I’ll be writing more in the future once I’ve had a chance to collect my thoughts a bit more.
Here’s my first five and the start of my Avengers…
I’ve always wanted a Wraith army and that’s something that was lacking in army choices last time I was playing, but not anymore.
With so many new options, and the Apapocalypse Vanguard box being available I jumped right in.
First up is a conversion of one of the 2 Wraithlords…
This is my custom Wraithseer, who’s already seen a few games and has been reliably stompy. I mostly used the Wraithlord kit with the attition of some plastic tubing and a d-cannon from a weapons platform.
I also converted the Spiritseer with some Harlequin feet. It’s a simple conveversion but one I think really chages the dynamic. It also sticks to the ‘floor is lava’ theme.
And this is the first batch of Wraiths. I’ve gone a similar root to the rest of the force by taking them off ground level as I wanted them to almost be imitating thier Harlequin allies.
Next time I’ll be taking as look at some plastic Rangers…
Starting off with Craftworlds I knew I wanted some rangers. I was put off by the single sculpt squad, especially since its only available in finecast, so needed to work out an alternative that would fit my idea of rangers better. I’ve always felt that Rangers should be a bit more exodite like, with a more exotic and less uniform look.
What I came up with came from a combination of Shadow Warriors from the AoS range, Guardians and some Drukhari weapons…
As you can see I used the guardian legs, arms, heads and Shuriken base, the Shadow Warrior torso and Dark Lance barrels.
The other five worked with the same base combo but I used unhelmeted heads and Heat Lance barrels.
I plan on working on some more using something other than the Shadow Warriors, likely the Wildwood Rangers and yet more different gun barrels.