MCP – Captain America & Red Skull Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Captain America

Stage 1

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the suit.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the gloves, boots and stripes.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the alternative stripes, sleeves, wings and A’s.

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

Rhinox Hide: Apply a basecoat to the pouches and straps.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the buckles and chest star.

Shield Stage 1

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the innermost ring.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the outer and inner circle.

Dawnstone: Apply a basecoat to the middle ring.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the star.

Stage 2

Teclis Blue: Apply a layer to the suit.

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the gloves, boots and stripes.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the alternative stripes, sleeves, wings and A’s.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the pouches and straps.

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

Shield Stage 2a

Teclis Blue: Apply a layer to the inner ring.

Mephiston Red: Apply a guideline to the outer and inner ring. Apply them where you would like the light shines to show. Also apply a line around the edges.

Celestra Grey: Apply a guideline to the middle ring. Also apply a line around the edges.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the star.

Shield Stage 2b

Mephiston Red: Thin your paint, with water or Lahmian Medium, and begin to build up the colour in the rings, working back towards the guideline.

Celestra Grey: Repeat with the middle ring.

Stage 3

Lothern Blue: Apply a line highlight to the suit.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the gloves, boots and stripes.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the alternative stripes, sleeves, wings and A’s.

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

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a line highlight to the pouches and straps.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the buckles and star.

Shield Stage 3

Lothern Blue: Apply a line highlight to the inner ring.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Repeat the same method from the previous stage. Apply a guideline and an edge highlight first, then build the colour towards the guideline, just make sure to leave a little of the previous colour showing to build the gradient.

Ulthuan Grey: Repeat with the middle ring.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the star.

Stage 4

Blue Horror: Apply a spot highlight to the suit.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the gloves, boots and stripes.

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

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the pouches and straps.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the buckles and star.

Shield Stage 4

Blue Horror: Apply a spot highlight to the inner circle.

Wild Rider Red: Begin with the guidelineand Apply an edge highlight but not all the way around only a little arc above and below the guidelines. Then apply a very small amount of thinned paint around the guidelines.

White Scar: Repeat with the middle ring.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the star.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Red Skull

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the stormcoat.

Eshin Grey: Apply a basecoat to the straps, shirt, gloves and boots.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the skin and hydra symbols.

Teclis Blue: Apply a basecoat to the cube.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the buckles.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the stormcoat.

Dawnstone: Apply a layer to the straps, shirt, gloves and boots.

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the skin and hydra symbols.

Lothern Blue: Apply a layer to the centre of the cube.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the buckles.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the stormcoat.

Celestra Grey: Apply a line highlight to the straps, shirt, gloves and boots.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the skin and hydra symbols.

Baharroth Blue: Apply a layer to the centre of the cube.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the buckles.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the stormcoat.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the centre of the cube and a line highlight to the edges.

Ironbreaker: Apply a spot highlight to the buckles.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Sin & Viper Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Sin

Stage 1

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the boots and corset.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the trousers, gloves, gun and straps.

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

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the knife, buckles and chest skull.

Doombull Brown: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the boots, corset and hair.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the trousers, gloves, gun and straps.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the knife, buckles and chest skull.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a layer to the teeth.

Stage 3

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the boots, corset, hair and lips.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the trousers, gloves, gun and hair.

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

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the knife, buckles and skull.

Stage 4

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the boots, corset and hair.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the trousers, gloves, gun and straps.

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

Ironbreaker: Apply a spot highlight to the knife, buckles and skull.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Viper

Stage 1

Caliban Green: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit and hair.

Warpstone Glow: Apply a basecoat to the boots, gloves and belt.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the gun, sword and buckle.

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

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the gun.

Rhinox Hide: Apply a basecoat to the pouch.

Stage 2

Kabalite Green: Apply a layer to the bodysuit and hair.

Moot Green: Apply a layer to the boots, gloves and belt.

Biel-tan Green: Apply a shade to the sword and buckle.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the gun.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the pouch.

Stage 3

Sybarite Green: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit and hair.

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a line highlight to the boots, gloves and belt.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the sword and buckle.

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

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the gun.

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

Stage 4

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit and hair.

Gauss Blaster Green/White Scar: Make a 1:1 mix and apply a spot highlight to the boots, gloves and belt.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the sword and buckle.

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

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the gun.

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the pouch.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Mister Sinister Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build the model and undercoat black. I regret not keeping the cape seperate

Stage 1

Kantor Blue: Apply a basecoat to the main body and chamber glass.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the boots, gloves, hair and outer cloak.

Barak-Nar Burgundy: Apply a basecoat to the interior of the cape.

Rakarth Flesh: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the chamber base.

Warpstone Glow: Apply a basecoat to the chamber smoke.

Mephiston Red: Apply a basecoat to the chest and forehead symbol.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply an edge highlight and then a thinned layer, focussing down the centre of the arms legs and each side of the chest. Also apply a layer to the boots, gloves, hair and outer cloak.

Khorne Red: Apply a layer to the inner cloak and collar.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a layer to the skin.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the chamber base.

Moot Green: Apply a layer to the lower section of the smoke.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a layer to the chest and forehead symbols.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a layer to the eye sockets and mouth.

Kabalite Green: Apply a layer to the top of the chamber glass.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the body, gloves, boots, cape and hair.

Mephiston Red: Apply an edge highlight to the inner cloak, collar and a layer to the eyes.

White Scar: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the chamber base.

Moot Green/Gauss Blaster Green: Make a 1:1 mix and apply a layer to the the lower sections of the smoke.

Wild Rider Red: Apply an edge highlight to the chest symbol and a spot highlight to the forehead symbol.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a layer to the teeth.

Sybarite Green: Apply an edge highlight to the top of the glass.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the body, gloves, cape and hair.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a spot highlight to the inner cloak, collar and eyes.

Canoptek Alloy: Apply a line highlight to the chamber base.

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a thinned layer to the lower mass of the smoke and a spot highlight to the chamber glass.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Another Painting Guide Update!

I wanted to start by saying thank you to all of the people that have got in touch to say they appreciate the guides. It makes my day to hear that people are finding them so helpful. Thanks folks.

I’m still working away on guides, with a couple more core set characters coming your way very soon…

These are all painted with a few changes made form the core set characters I’ve done in the past, and the rest of the core set characters may be a while before they’re tackled. I’m working on a few more conversions that are a bit more involved.

I’m also planning on working on filling some of the gaps. There are a few early characters I’ve not covered yet, and I will be going back to cover Hulk, M.O.D.O.K., Venom, Thanos and the Wakandans when I can. They’ll likely be with a twist on the standard colour scheme or some conversions. Let me know in the comments if theres a particularly cool colour scheme/alt costume you want to see.

I do have a bit of a backlog to tackle before any of that though…

The Inhumans are likely next up on the painting table, but then I would like to tackle some of the terrain. I’ve done some of the terrain from the core set before…

These have given me a bit of practice for the rest and I’m looking at putting together a guide for each of these peices of terrain as well.

Until next time, have a great one!

MCP -Baron Zemo & Black Widow

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Baron Zemo

Stage 1

Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the trousers, cuffs and jacket straps.

XV-88: Apply a basecoat to the hilt and crown.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the sword and buckle.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the fur trim.

Eshin Grey: Apply a basecoat to the jacket and boots.

Stage 2

Xereus Purple: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the trousers, cuffs and jacket straps.

Averland Sunset: Apply a layer to the hilt and crown.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the blade and buckle.

Rakarth Flesh: Apply a layer to the fur trim.

Dawnstone: Apply a layer to the jacket and boots.

Stage 3

Genestealer Purple: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the trousers, cuffs and jacket straps.

Yriel Yellow: Apply an edge highlight to the hilt and crown.

Ironbreaker: Apply a layer to the blade and buckle.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a layer to the fur trim.

Celestra Grey: Apply a line highlight to the jacket and boots.

Stage 4

Dechala Lilac: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the trousers, cuffs and jacket straps.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the hilt and crown.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the sword and buckle.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes and a spot highlight to the fur trim.

Krieg Khaki: Apply a spot highlight to the jacket and boots.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Black Widow

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Iron Warriors: Apply a basecoat to the belt, gun and bracelets.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the hair, symbols and wrists.

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

Eshin Grey: Apply a basecoat to the straps and holster.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the metals.

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the hair, symbols and wrists.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Dawnstone: Apply a line highlight to the straps and holster.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the metals.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the hair and wrists.

Basic Skintone 70.815(Vallejo): Apply a highlight to the skin.

Celestra Grey: Apply a line highlight to the straps and holster.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit.

Ironbreaker: Apply a spot highlight to the metals.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the hair and wrists.

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

Krieg Khaki: Apply a spot highlight to the straps and holster.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Beast & Mystique Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Beast

Stage 1

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the fur.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the shorts.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the book cover.

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the metal bars.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the glasses.

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the belt.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the teeth, claws and book pages.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a basecoat to the inset of the buckle.

Stage 2

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the fur.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the shorts and outside of the belt buckle.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the book and belt.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the glasses.

Leadbelcher: Apply a layer to the metal bars.

Stage 3

Teclis Blue: Apply a line highlight to the fur. Add small dashes and dots to the larger areas to simulate some of the hairs..

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the shorts.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the metal bars.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the belt.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the teeth, claws and book pages.

Wazdakka Red: Apply a line highlgiht to the book cover.

Stage 4

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a spot highlgiht to the fur, adding to the dots and dashes as well.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlgiht to the shorts.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlgiht to the glasses.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlgiht to the belt.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlgiht to the teeth, claws and book pages.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a spot highlgiht to the book cover

Ironbreaker: Apply a light drybrush to the metal bars.

Finish by painting the base and rocks with the Base Painting guide.

Mystique

Stage 1

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the dress, gloves and boots.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Dryad Bark: Apply a basecoat to the belt.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the gun and skulls.

Stage 2

Teclis Blue: Apply a layer to the skin.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the dress, gloves and boots.

Wazdakka Red: Apply a layer to the hair.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the guns, skulls and belt.

Stage 3

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a highlight to the skin.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes, dress, gloves and boots.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a highlight to the hair

Ironbreaker: Apply a layer to the gun and skulls.

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

Stage 4

Baharroth Blue: Apply a final layer to the skin.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the gun and skulls.

Karak Stone: Apply a edge highlight to the belt.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

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MCP – Sabretooth & Wolverine Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Sabretooth

Stage 1

XV88: Apply a basecoat to the lighter bodysuit areas.

Rhinox Hide: Apply a basecoat to the darker bodysuit areas.

Zamesi Desert: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

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

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the fur trim.

Stage 2

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the light bodysuit, hair and fur trim.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the darker bodysuit areas.

Cadian Fleshtone; Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Balor Brown: Apply a layer to the lighter bodysuit areas, focussing towards the tops of the muscles and features.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a line highlight to the darker bodysuit areas.

Blonde Hair 9257(MSP): Apply a layer to the hair.

Basic Skintone 70.815(Vallejo): Apply a layer to the skin.

Karak Stone: Apply a layer to the fur trim.

Bloodletter: Apply a glaze to the mouth.

Stage 4

Krieg Khaki: Apply a highlight to the muscles and features of the lighter bodysuit areas.

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the darker bodysuit areas.

Blonde Highlight 9258(MSP): Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

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

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a highlight to the fur trim and a layer to the teeth.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Finish by painting the base and rocks with the Base Painting guide.

Wolverine

Stage 1

Averland Sunset: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the shoulders, gloves, boots and pants.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the claws.

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

Mournfang Brown: Apply a basecoat to the belt.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the mask and stripes.

Stage 2

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the bodysuit.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the blues.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the mask and stripes, focussing towards the edges.

Stage 3

Yriel Yellow: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Teclis Blue: Apply a layer to the blues.

Ironbreaker: Apply a layer to the claws.

Basic Skintone 70.815(Vallejo): Apply a layer to the skin.

Skrag Brown: Apply a line highlight to the belt.

Dawnstone: Apply a line highlight to the mask and stripes.

Bloodletter: Apply a glaze to the mouth.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a layer to the interior of the buckle.

Stage 4

Dorn Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

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

Stormhost Silver: Apply a layer to the claws.

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

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a spot highlight to the belt.

Celestra Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the mask and stripes.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a layer to the teeth.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Finish by painting the base and rocks with the Base Painting guide.

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MCP – Hulk, Modok & Venom

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.

And finally…

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.