MCP – Construction Site Painting Guide Part 2 – Digger & Cement Mixer

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Today I’m covering the digger and the cement mixer from the Construction Site terrain pack.


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Prep: Fully build all models and undercoat black.

A note on drybrushing: When covering larger areas, especially on terrain, I prefer to use drybrushing. This technique requires you to add a light amount of paint to the brush and then remove most of it. Lightly brushing over some kitchen roll until only a small amount of chalky paint is left. When brushed over a model this hits the hard edges but can also be used to build up in layers to create a gradation in colour.

A specific drybrush helps greatly, especially on larger models. Something like this or this.

Yellow Paint

Stage 1

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the yellow areas. Apologies for the lack of a photo, I was so excited to keep painting I forgot.

Stage 2

Averland Sunset: Apply a heavy drybrush from the top down.

Stage 3

Yriel Yellow: Apply a medium drybrush from the top down.

Stage 4

Phalanx Yellow: Apply a light drybrush around the top.

Metals & Tires

Stage 1

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the metals and as scratches over the yellow.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the tires and cab.

Stage 2

Leadbelcher: Apply a drybrush to the metals and a layer to the scratches.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the tires and cab

Stage 3

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the metals and scratches.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the tires and cab.

Stage 4

Astrogranite Debris: Apply splodges over the shovel. I also adding these to the tail end of the cement mixer.

Kantor Blue: Apply a basecoat to the windows. I watered this down a touch to help it flow into the squares.

Squig Orange: Apply a basecoat to the lights.

Stage 4

Celestra Grey: Apply a drybrush over the front of the shovel and the tail end of the cement mixer.

Trollslayer Orange: Apply a layer to the lights.

MCP – She-Hulk Painting Guide

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Prep: Fully build the model and undercoat black.

Stage 1

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the middle of the bodysuit.

Warpstone Glow: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the girder.

Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.

Kabalite Green: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the middle of the bodysuit

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the skin.

Leadbelcher: Apply a drybrush to the girder.

Xereus Purple: Apply a layer to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the hair.

Stage 3

White Scar: Apply a highlight to the middle of the bodysuit, also apply a layer to the eyes.

Moot Green: Apply a layer to the skin. Build this up over several thin layers, focussing further up each muscle and feature as you go.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the girder.

Genestealer Purple: Apply a highlight to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.

Warpstone Glow: Apply a layer to the hair.

Stage 4

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a highlight to the skin.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the girder.

Dechala Lilac: Apply a line highlight to the gloves, boots and outer bodysuit.

Skarsnik Green: Apply a line highlight to the hair, focussing on the roots and tips.

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

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MCP – Base Painting Guide

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All bases were started with a black undercoat.

Stage 1

Dawnstone: Apply a basecoat to the concrete.

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the metals.

Doombull Brown: Apply a basecoat to theh brick.

Stage 2

Celestra Grey: Apply a fairly heavy drybrush across the concrete.

Leadbelcher: Apply a drybrush over the metals.

Skrag Brown: Apply a layer to the bricks.

Stage 3

Ulthuan Grey: Apply an edge highlight to the concrete.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade over the metals.

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a line highlight to the bricks.

Abaddon Black: Apply a layer over the edges of the base.

MCP – Loki & Hela Painting Guide

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I did also add a touch of White Scar to the tips of the ice following this stage.

As usual I would love to hear what you think, what do you like about the guide and what could be improved?

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.

MCP – Thor Painting Guide

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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.

MCP – Heroes of the Core Set

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…