MCP – Iron Fist & Luke Cage Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! This time covering the Heroes for Hire. Whilst Luke Cage might be an intimidating if a little boring sculpt, Iron Fist punches it out the park!


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Iron Fist

Stage 1

Kabalite Green: Apply a basecoat to the trousers.

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

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the boots, belt and cowl.

Trollslayer Orange: Apply a basecoat to the fire.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the wrist wrappings.

Abaddon Black: Apply a basecoat to the dragon symbol and eyes.

Stage 2

Loren Forest: Apply a layer to the trousers.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the boots, belt, cowl and wrist wrappings.

Fire Dragon Bright: Apply a layer to the fire.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a layer to the dragon and eye designs.

Celestra Grey: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Stage 3

Skarsnik Green: Apply a line highlight to the trousers.

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

Yriel Yellow: Apply a thinned layer to the boots, belt and cowl. Apply a thinned layer to the fire, focussing on the headband raised areas.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the dragon and eye designs.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Rakarth Flesh: Apply a layer to the wrist wrappings.

Stage 4

Orruk Flesh: Apply a spot highlight to the trousers.

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

Dorn Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the boots, belt and cowl. Also apply a thinned layer to the head of the flames.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the dragon and eye designs.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the wrist wrappings.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Luke Cage

Stage 1

Dryad Bark: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Kantor Blue: Apply a basecoat to the jeans.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a basecoat to the t-shirt.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the bracelets, belt buckle and girder.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the boots and belt.

Stage 2

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the skin.

Caledor Sky: Apply a layer to the jeans.

Averland Sunset: Apply a layer to the t-shirt.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the bracelets, belt buckle and girder.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the boots and belt.

Stage 3

Knight-Questor Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the jeans, boots and belt.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a highlight to the t-shirt.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the belt buckle and girder.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight of the bracelets.

Stage 4

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the jeans, boots and belt.

Phalanx Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the t-shirt.

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

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the bracelets.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.