MCP – Colossus & Magik Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! The Rasputin’s hit the painting table and bolster my X-Men. Like the previous guide I’ve tried an NMM approach for these two, particularly Colossus. Whilst I would have liked him to end up a bit lighter, I’m still pleased with the result.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Colossus

Stage 1

Word Bearer’s Red: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a basecoat to the centre stripe of the bodysuit and belt lining.

Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the sentinel head.

Kantor Blue: Apply a basecoat to the sentinel arm.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Dark Reaper: Apply a line highlight or all of the hard edges of the metal skin. Also apply a thinned layer down the centre/top of each segment.

Stage 2

Mephiston Red: Apply a thinned layer to the bodysuit.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a thinned layer to the stripe of the bodysuit and belt lining.

Screamer Pink: Apply a thinned layer to the dentinal head.

Macragge Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the sentinel arm.

Dark Reaper: Apply a thinned layer to the hair.

Dawnstone: Apply a line highlight to the hard edges and a thinned layer down the centre/top of each segment.

Stage 3

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the stripe of the bodysuit and belt lining.

Kakophoni Purple: Apply a line highlight of the sentinel head.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight and a thinned layer to the sentinel arm.

Dawnstone: Apply a line highlight to the hair.

Celestra Grey: Apply a line highlight to the hard edges and a thinned layer down the centre/top of each segment.

Stage 4

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

Phalanx Yellow: Apply a spot highlight of he stripe of the bodysuit and belt lining.

Slaanesh Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the sentinel head.

Fenrisin Grey: Apply a line highlight to the sentinel arm.

Celestra Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the skin.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Magik

Stage 1

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the cloths and sword hilt.

Kantor Blue: Apply a basecoat to the magic and sword blade.

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

Zandri Dust: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Dark Reaper: Apply a thinned layer and line highlight to the armour.

Stage 2

Dark Reaper: Apply a layer to the cloths and sword hilt.

Caledor Sky: Use thinned layers to build up the glow off the magic, working out from the centre.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the hair.

Dawnstone: Apply a thinned layer and a line highlight to the armour.

Stage 3

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a line highlight to the cloths and sword hilt.

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the magic, again building from the centre.

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

Blonde Hair 09257: Apply a layer to the hair.

Celestra Grey: Apply a line highlight to the armour.

Stage 4

Russ Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the clothes and hilt.

Baharroth Blue: Apply a spot highlight to the magic.

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

Blonde Highlight 09258: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the armour.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Gambit & Rogue Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Two of my all-time favourite X-Men hit the painting table.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Before you begin…

For this guide I’ve switched over to a non metallic metal(NMM) technique. The paints used are within the guide, but take a look at the thinned layers mini-guide for a better understanding.

Gambit

Stage 1

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

Thondia Brown: Apply a basecoat to the jacket and hair.

Phoenician Purple: Apply a basecoat to the chest and kinetic charge.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the cards.

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

Dark Reaper: Apply a basecoat to the boots, lining and staff.

Stage 2

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

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the jacket.

Doombull Brown: Apply a layer to the hair.

Genestealer Purple: Apply a thinned layer to the chest.

Screamer Pink: Apply a layer to the kinetic charge.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a layer to the cards.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight and a thinned layer to the boots, suit lining and staff.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

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

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a thinned layer to the jacket and hair.

Kakophoni Purple: Apply a line highlight to the chest.

Emperor’s Children: Apply a thinned layer to the kinetic charge.

White Scar: Apply a thinned layer to the cards.

Blue Horror: Apply a line highlight and thinned layer to the boots, suit lining and staff.

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

Stage 4

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

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the jacket and hair.

Fulgrim Pink: Apply a aspot highlight to the kinetic charge.

Abaddon Black/Mephiston Red: carefully apply the symbols to the cards.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the boots, suit lining and staff.

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

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Rogue

Stage 1

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a basecoat to the centre of the bodysuit, boots and gloves.

Warpstone Glow: Apply a basecoat to the sides and legs of the bodysuit.

Rhinox Hide: Apply a basecoat to the jacket and hair.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the front patch of hair.

Dark Reaper: Apply a basecoat to the core, base edge and debris.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the core lens, and inside the x symbols.

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

Stage 2

Averland Sunset: Apply a layer to the bodysuit, boots, and gloves.

Moot Green: Apply a layer to the sides and legs of the bodysuit.

Doombull Brown: Apply a layer to the hair.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the jacket.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the front patch of hair.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight and a thinned layer to the core, base edge and debris.

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the core lens and inside of the x symbols.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Flash Gitz Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit, boots and gloves.

Skarsnik Green: Apply a line highlight to the sides and legs of the bodysuit.

Skrag Brown: Apply a line highlight to the hair.

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

White Scar: Apply a layer to the front patch of hair.

Blue Horror: Apply a line highlight and thinned layer to the core, base edge and debris.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a spot highlight to the core lens and  inside of the x symbols.

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

Stage 4

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit, boots and gloves.

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a spot highlight to the sides osides and legs of the bodysuit.

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the jacket.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the core, base edges and debris.

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

Finish by painting the explosion with the Explosion painting guide.

Update – Getting Back in the Saddle

Hello everyone! It’s good to be back and posting an update…finally. I want to start by saying thank you to everyone for your views, comments and donations. They are a superb and welcome boost. So a thousand thank yous to everybody.

Why the gap?

My mental health has been suffering for a while and the pandemic made things much worse. Painting offers an almost meditative calm for me, so that has continued for the most part, but when I’m at my worst I struggle with communication and unfortunately that includes online too. I’m sorry if I have not replied to your messages or emails. That’s something I will catch up on in the next few days.

I’m working through my issues and I’m still a long way off but I’m going to start posting a couple of times a week again to hopefully jump start things again.

What have I been painting

I’d been feeling a fair amount of burnout with MCP and as a result ended up jumping in the deep end with Star Wars Legion instead. Over the last few months I’ve managed to paint up an Empire army and a wee Shadow Collective force(although that was for an article). I’m a Star Wars nerd so I think I had a lot of pent up energy ready for a project like this.

I’ve also still been working on articles for Tabletop Gaming magazine each month, with more on the way. This always gives me an opportunity to tackle a huge variety of different minis.

Your support has always kept MCP and my painting guides at the back of my mind but I wasn’t really feeling the want to paint what I had. It was the announcement of the Sentinels that brought my attention fully back.

This also means I’ll have a few new guides up in the next couple of days…

What’s Next?

Well aside from the guides mentioned above I have a few MCP figures ready and waiting to be painted. More specifically the following…

Juggernaut

Blade & Moon Knight

X-23 & Honey Badger

Spider-Man Vs. Doc. Ock

I’ve no plans on an order I’ll be doing these as yet, you’ll have to wait and see what takes my fancy.

I’d love to hear from all of you, what guides would you like to see next?

MCP – Cassandra Nova & Jean Gray Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Cassandra Nova and Jean Grey bring their psychic potency to my roster.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Cassandra Nova

Stage 1

Thondia Brown: Apply a basecoat to the jacket, boots and belt.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the shirt.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a basecoat to the trousers.

Warpstone Glow: Apply a basecoat to the psychic powers.

Skrag Brown: Apply a basecoat to the scarf.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the buckle and cane.

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

Stage 2

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the jacket, boots and belt.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the shirt.

Tallarn Sand: Apply a layer to the trousers 

Moot Green: apply a layer to the psychic powers.

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a layer to the scarf.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the buckles and cane.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a line highlight to the jacket, boots and belt.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the shirt.

Karak Stone: Apply a line highlight to the trousers.

Orruk Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the psychic powers.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a line highlight to the scarf.

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

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

Stage 4

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the jacket, boots and belt.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the shirt.

Ushabti Bone: Apply a spot highlight to the trousers.

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a spot highlight to the psychic powers.

Averland Sunset: Apply a spot highlight to the scarf.

Canoptek Alloy: Apply a spot highlight to the buckles and cane.

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

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Jean Gray

Stage 1

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Night Lord’s Blue: Apply a basecoat to the centre of the bodysuit, gloves, belt and shoulders.

Pink Horror: Apply a basecoat to the psychic powers.

Doombull Brown: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

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

Stage 2

Averland Sunset: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Macragge Blue: apply a layer to the centre strip of the bodysuit and gloves, belt and shoulders.

Emperor’s Children: Apply a thinned layer to the psychic powers.

Skrag Brown: Apply a layer to the hair.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 4

Flash Gitz Yellow: Apply a thinned layer to the bodysuit.

Caledor Sky: Apply a line highlight to the centre bodysuit, gloves, belt and shoulders.

Fulgrim Pink: Apply an edge highlight to the psychic powers.

Jokaero Orange: Apply a line highlight to the hair.

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

Stage 3

Dorn Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit.

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a line highlight to the centre bodysuit, gloves, belt and shoulders.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the psychic powers.

Blood letter: Apply a thin layer to the hair.

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

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Tabletop Gaming – Unfathomable Painting Guide

My most recent painting guide in Tabletop Gaming magazine covered the creatures of the deep from the board game Unfathomable. You can find the guide in Issue 65 of Tabletop Gaming magazine.

This one felt very similar to the Nemesis guide in that it had a variety of enemies painted in a very similar style, but without any hero models to go alongside them. I also love big gribblies, so the Mother and Father figure were a delight.

I opted for a purple to green tone to lean into the deep sea angle and keep them very similar to the art style of the game, and a red accent to the eyes to increase the sinister aspect.

MCP – Hulkbuster Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Hulkbuster, the largest miniature that I’ve painted for MCP so far.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Red, Gold & Metal

Stage 1

Word Bearers Red: Apply basecoat to the red panels.

Skrag Brown: Apply a basecoat to the golds.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the metals.

Stage 2

Wazdakka Red: Apply a thinned layer to the red panels. Start from the top of the panel working down.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a thinned layer to the golds. Like the last stage work from the top down.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the metals.

Nuln Oil: Once the previous shade has dried, apply a shade of Nuln Oil.

Stage 3

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the top edges of the red panel. Apply a very light thinned layer to the tops of the panels.

Flash Gitz Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the gold panels.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the metals.

Stage 4

Wild Rider Red: Apply a fine line highlight to the top and side edges of the panels.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the top edges of the gold panels.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the metals.

Stage 5

Slaanesh Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the red panels, focussing on the top corner and ,meeting points.

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the gold panels.

Arc Reactors

Stage 1

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a basecoat.

Stage 2

Baharroth Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the centre.

Stage 3

Blue Horror: Apply a thinned layer to the centre, decreasing the size compared to the last stage.

Stage 4

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the centre.

Base Repulsor Blasts

Stage 1

Mephiston Red: Apply a basecoat to the clouds.

Temple Guard Blue: Apply a basecoat to the repulsor blasts.

Stage 2

Troll Slayer Orange: Make a mix with around 5 parts water to 1 part paint and apply over the cloud. once dry repeat 2-3 times to help build the colour.

Baharroth Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the repulsor blast, from the bottom up.

Stage 3

Blue Horror: Apply a line highlight following the twists of the repulsor blasts.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a thinned line highlight to the crevasses featering the highest concentration of orange, and apply lines meeting the repulsor blasts.

Skavenblight Dinge: Apply a thinned layer ot the clouds, avoiding the brightest orange areas.

Stage 4

White Scar: Apply a spot highlight to the twists of the repulsor blasts.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the brightest parts of the cloud.

Abaddon Black: Apply a thinned layer to the darkest areas of the clouds.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Omega Red Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Omega Red hits the painting table. A fairly chunky model with some cool but very flexible tentacles.


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Prep: Fully build the model. Undercoat black.

Stage 1

Word Bearers Red: Apply a basecoat to the clothing and armour interiors on the shoulders and wrists.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the armour and tentacles.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Balor Brown: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Stage 2

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the reds.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the metals.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to o teh skin and hair.

Stage 3

Wazdakka Red: Apply a thinned layer to the reds.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the metals.

Rakarth Flesh: Apply a layer to the skin.

Blonde Hair 09257: Apply a layer to the hair.

Stage 4

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a line highlight to the reds.

Stormhost Silver: Apply a spot highlight to the metals.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Blonde Highlight 09258: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

MCP – Ms. Marvel Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Ms. Marvel in both her normal and embiggened form, a model that surprised me with its size, coming head to head in height with the Hulk!


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Stage 1

Word Bearers Red: Apply a basecoat to the legs, arms and scarf.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Dryad Bark: Apply a basecoat to the hair.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a basecoat to the bolt and lining.

Macragge Blue: Apply a basecoat to the top, boots and mask.

Stage 2

Mephiston Red: Apply a layer to the legs, arms and scarf.

Knight-questor Flesh: Apply a layer to the skin.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the hair.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a layer to the bolt and lining.

Caledor Sky: Apply a layer to the top, boots and mask.

Stage 3

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a thinned layer to the legs, arms and scarf.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

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

Phalanx Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the bolt and a spot highlight to the lining.

Teclis Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the top, boots and mask.

Stage 4

Wild Rider Red: Apply a line highlight to the legs, arms and scarf.

Kislev Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the hair.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the bolt and lining.

Lothern Blue:Apply a line highlight to the top, boots and mask.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide and the broken barrier like the Construction Terrain.

MCP – Kraven & Lizard Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Kraven the Hunter and Lizard are up this week, with another glorious set of models.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

Kraven

Stage 1

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

Skrag Brown: Apply a basecoat to the waistcoat and tabard.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a basecoat to the mane and trousers.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the spear, weapon handle and hair.

Rhinox Hide: Apply a basecoat to the wrist wrappings, boots, pouches and belt.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the weapon heads and belt buckle.

Sotek Green: Apply a basecoat to the feathers on the spear.

Doombull Brown: Apply a basecoat to the bricks.

Karak Stone: Apply a basecoat to the mortar between the bricks.

Sycorax Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the sign.

Stage 2

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Deathclaw Brown: Apply a layer to the waistcoat and tabard.

Zamesi Desert: Apply a layer to the mane and trousers.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the spear, weapon handle and hair.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a layer to the wrist wrappings, boots, pouches and belt.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the metals and feathers on the spear.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the brick wall and sign.

Trollslayer Orange: Apply a layer to the lion eyes.

Stage 3

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

Tau Light Ochre: Apply an edge highlight to the waistcoat and tabard.

Ushabti Bone: Apply a thinned layer to the mane, trousers and pendant teeth.

Dawnstone: Apply a line highlight to the spear, weapon handle and hair.

Steel Legion Drab: Apply a line highlight to the wrist wrappings, boots, pouches and belt.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the metals.

Sotek Green: Apply a line highlight to the feathers on the spear.

Wazdakka Red: Apply a thinned layer to the bricks.

Karak Stone: Apply a layer to the mortar.

Canoptek Alloy: Apply a layer to the sign.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Stage 4

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

Zamesi Desert: Apply a line highlight to the waistcoat and tabard.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a line highlight to the mane, trousers and pendant teeth. Apply a spot highlight to the mortar.

Celestra Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the spear, weapon handle and hair.

Karak Stone: Apply a spot highlight to the wrist wrappings, boots, pouches and belt. Apply a line highlight to the bricks.

Ironbreaker: Apply an edge highlight to the metals.

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

Abaddon Black: Apply a pupil to each eye.

Leopard Print

Stage 1

Skrag Brown: Apply small spots to the tabards.

Stage 2

Abaddon Black: Carefully apply ‘c’s around the spots, add smaller ‘c’s to any gaps.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Kraven Back

Lizard

Stage 1

Son’s of Horus Green: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the lab coat.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a basecoat to the trousers.

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

Sotek Green: Apply a basecoat to the water 

Warplock Bronze: Apply a basecoat to the manhole cover.

Zandri Dust: Apply a basecoat to the teeth and claws.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply a basecoat to the eyes.

Stage 2

Loren Forest: Apply a thinned layer to the skin.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the lab coat.

Russ Grey: Apply a layer to the trousers and saliva.

Wazdakka Red: Apply a layer to the mouth and tongue.

Skarsnik Green: Make a mix with around 6 parts water and apply generously to the top areas of the water.

Mournfang Brown: make a mix with around 6 parts water and apply in random streaks to the water.

Leadbelcher: Apply a drybrush to the manhole cover.

Ushabti Bone: Apply a layer to the teeth and claws.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Stage 3

Skarsnik Green: Apply a layer to the skin, focussing on the scales.

White Scar: Apply a line highlight to the lab coat.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a line highlight to the trousers and a layer to the saliva. Apply a thinned layer to the water, focussing on the tips and edges.

Emperor’s Children: Apply a line highlight to the mouth.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the manhole cover.

Pallid Wych Flesh: Apply a spot highlight to the teeth and claws.

Phalanx Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the eyes.

Stage 4

Gauss Blaster Green: Apply a line highlight of the skin.

Mournfang Brown: Make a mix with 6 parts water and apply in splotches to the coat and trousers focussing towards the bottom.

White Scar: Apply a thinned layer to the water, focussing around where the last coat was applied.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the manhole cover.

Abaddon Black: Apply a line to each eye.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Lizard Back

MCP – The Amazing Spider-man and Black Cat Painting Guide

Welcome to my latest painting guide! Today we’re looking at the Amazing Spider-Man, a truly ‘amazing’ model, and Black Cat, one of the coolest ‘flip’ models I’ve seen.


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Prep: Fully build both models. Undercoat black.

The Amazing Spider-man

Stage 1

Mephiston Red: Apply a basecoat to the red suit sections.

Macragge Blue: Apply a basecoat to the blue sections of the suit.

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the tower.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a basecoat to the webbing.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the spider symbols and eye border.

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the eyes.

Khorne Red: Apply a basecoat to the Daily Bugle lettering.

Skrag Brown: Apply a basecoat to the Daily Bugle symbol.

Stage 2

Druchii Violet: Apply a shade to the red areas of the suit. Use a fairly light coat as this stage is to bring out the webbing.

Caledor Sky: Apply a layer to the blue sections of the suit.

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the tower and dish.

Blue Horror: Apply a layer to the webbing.

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the spider symbols and eye lining.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the eyes.

Wazdakka Red: Apply an edge highlight and a thinned layer to the Daily Bugle lettering.

Tau Light Ochre: Apply an edge highlight and a thinned layer to the Daily Bugle symbol.

Stage 3

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a layer to the red sections of the suit.

Teclis Blue: Apply a line highlight to the blue sections of the bodysuit.

Skrag Brown: Make a mix with around 5 parts water and apply lightly to the random sections of the tower and dish.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the webbing and eyes.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the spider symbols and eye lining.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply an edge highlight to the Daily Bugle lettering.

Flash Gitz Yellow: Apply an edge highlight to the Daily Bugle Symbol.

Stage 4

Wild Rider Red: Apply a line highlight to the top of each section of red suit.

Lothern Blue: Applya line highlight ot the blue sections of the suit.

Ironbreaker: Apply a light highlight to the tower and dish.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the spider symbols and eye lining.

Wild Rider Red: Apply an edge highlight to the top edges of the Daily Bugle lettering.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the Daily Bugle Symbol.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide and Explosion Painting Guide.

Black Cat

Stage 1

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

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the fur trims and base webbing.

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

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the girder.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a thinned layer to the bodysuit, collar, whip handle and mask.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the fur trim.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the girder.

Dawnstone: Apply a layer to the whip.

Stage 3

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the bodysuit, collar, whip handle and mask.

White Scar: Apply a layer to the fur lining and eyes.

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

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the girder.

Celestra Grey: Apply a highlight to the whip.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the bodysuit, collar, whip handle and mask.

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

Abaddon Black: Apply pupils to the eyes.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.