MCP – Ironman Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide!

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Prep: Fully build the model and undercoat black.

Iron Man

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the armour.

XV-88: Apply a basecoat to the gold sections of armour.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a line highlight to the dark armour sections.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a wash over the gold sections.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply an edge highlight to the dark armour

Averland Sunset: Apply an edge highlight to the gold sectiosn.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the dark armour.

Averland Sunset: Apply a thinned layer to the gold armour, working from the top down.

Stage 5

Blue Horror: Apply a spot highlight to the dark armour, where two or more lines meet.

Phallanx Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the gold armour.


Stage 1

Bloodletter: Apply a glaze over the light sources, and bleeding out around them.

Stage 2

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a layer to the centre of each light source, and an edge highlight around them.

Stage 3

Wild Rider Red: Apply a layer to the centre of each light source.

Stage 4

Bloodletter: Apply a light glaze across the light sources.

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 – 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…