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 – Crystal & Lockjaw Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Crystal

Stage 1

Zamesi Desert: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

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

XV-88: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the water.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit patterning and gloves and boots.

Trollslayer Orange: Apply a basecoat to the flames.

Stage 2

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the hair.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Averland Sunset: Apply a layer to the bodysuit 

Lothern Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the water.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the bodysuit patterning and boots and gloves.

Fire Dragon Bright: Apply a thinned layer to the centre of the flames.

Stage 3

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

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

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit and a thinned layer to the centre of the flames.

Blue Horror: Apply a thinned layer to the edges of the water.

Stage 4

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

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

Phalanx Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit and fire.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the water.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit lining, boots and gloves.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Lockjaw

Stage 1

XV-88: Apply a basecoat to the fur.

Eshin Grey: Apply a basecoat to the forehead symbol.

Rhinox Hide: Apply a basecoat to the snout and around the ears and a glaze around the eyes.

Screamer Pink: Apply a basecoat to the mouth and tongue.

White Scar: Apply a basecoat to the eyes.

Blue Horror: Apply a basecoat to the saliva.

Flayed One Flesh: Apply a basecoat to the teeth.

Stage 2

Balor Brown: Apply a layer to the fur.

Russ Grey: Apply a layer to the forehead symbol.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a thinned layer to the snout.

Emperor’s Children: Apply a layer to the mouth and tongue.

Teclis Blue: Apply a circle to the centre of each eye.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a layer to the saliva and teeth.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the nose.

Stage 3

Zandri Dust: Apply a thinned layer to the fur.

Blue Horror: Apply a line highlight to the forehead symbol.

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

Fulgrim Pink: Apply a line highlight to the mouth and tongue.

Abaddon Black: Apply the pupils to the eyes.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the saliva and teeth.

Russ Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the nose.

Stage 4

Flayed One Flesh: Apply a spot highlight to the fur and the snout.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the forehead symbol and the eyes.

Fulgrim Pink/White Scar: Make a 1:1 mix and apply a spot highlight to the mouth and tongue.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the nose.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Back in the Saddle!

I’m finally back and ready to paint! It’s been a tough couple of years for everyone and I’m no exception. I’ve not been posting due to mental illness, general stress and a little bit of painting fatigue. I may write a bit more about that in the future. After a good amount of self care I’m feeling ready to jump back in the saddle and get some content out there.

I’m jumping straight back into guides for Marvel: Crisis Protocol. I took a bit of a break from this over the last few months, which is where the fatigue comes in. The Inhumans managed to form a painting block on me, and I just couldn’t find the inspiration to break it. This week I managed to break through that barrier…

You can find a guide for this pair here, alongside another new guide for Captain Marvel & Crossbones, with Crystal & Lockjaw not far behind.

I’ve also steadily been working away on articles for Tabletop Gaming magazine and I’ll be adding more information about these soon, but for now enjoy some pretty pictures from the guides…

I’d also like to say thank you to those who keep coming back for more and/or checked up while I was absent, and sorry to those whose comments I didn’t get back to.

Until next time, be excellent to each other!

MCP – Captain Marvel & Crossbones Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Captain Marvel

Stage 1

Kantor Blue: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the reds; the boots, sash, gloves and shoulders.

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the lining.

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

Zamesi Desert: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Caledor Sky: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the reds.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the hair and lining.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Teclis Blue: Apply a highlight to the bodysuit.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a highlight to the reds.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the lining.

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

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

Stage 4

Baharroth Blue: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit

Wild Rider Red: Apply a line highlight to the reds.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the lining.

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

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

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Crossbones

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit, gloves and mask.

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

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the face mask design.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the clasps, knee guards and knuckle dusters.

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

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the bodysuit, gloves and mask.

Dawnstone: Apply a layer to the straps, pouches and holster.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the face mask design.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the clasps, knee guards and knuckle dusters.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit, gloves and mask.

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

White Scar: Apply a layer to the face mask design.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the clasps, knee guards and knuckle dusters.

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

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit, gloves and mask.

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

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the clasps, knee guards and knuckle dusters.

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

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Black Bolt & Medusa Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build Black Bolt, build Medusas body and hair but leave separate, and undercoat black.

Black Bolt

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the suit markings.

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

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a basecoat to the forehead symbol.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the bodysuit.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the suit markings.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Russ Grey: Apply a layer to the forehead symbol.

Flayed One Flesh: Apply a basecoat to the teeth.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the suit markings and teeth.

Basic Skin Tone: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Blue Horror: Apply a line highlight to the forehead symbol.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit.

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

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the forehead symbol.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Medusa

Stage 1

Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

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

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

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a basecoat to the wrist bands and belt buckle.

Word Bearers Red: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Xereus Purple: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the mask, belt, gloves and boots.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Russ Grey: Apply a thinned layer and a line highlight to the wrist bands and belt buckle.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a layer to the hair.

Stage 3

Genestealer Purple: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

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

Basic Skin tone: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Blue Horror: Apply an edge highlight to the wrist bands and belt buckle.

Squig Orange: Apply a thinned layer to the hair.

Stage 4

Kakophoni Purple: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit.

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

Light Flesh: Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the wrist bands and belt buckle.

Fire Dragon Bright: Apply a line highlight to the hair.

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 – She-Hulk Painting Guide

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 – 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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