MCP – Cyclops & Storm Painting Guide

Prep: Fully build both models and undercoat black.

Cyclops

Stage 1

Caledor Sky: Apply a basecoat to the bodysuit.

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to thestraps, boots, gloves and visor.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a basecoat to the inset of the x-men symbols and visor.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the outside of the x-men symbols.

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

Leadbelcher: Apply a basecoat to the scenery on the base.

Stage 2

Drakenhof Nightshade: Apply a shade to the bodysuit.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the straps, boots, gloves and visor.

Nuln Oil: Apply a shade to the scenery

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the outside of the x-men symbols.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 3

Caledor Sky: Apply a layer to the bodysuit.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlgiht to the straps, gloves, boots and visor.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a spot highlight to the interior of the symbols and visor.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the outside of the x-men symbol.

Ironbreaker: Apply a line highlight to the scenery.

Stage 4

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

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

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the interior of the x-men symbol. and visor.

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spothighlight to the outside of the x-men symbol.

Finish by painting the base with the Base Painting guide.

Storm

Stage 1

Celestra Grey: Apply a basecoat to the belt and hair.

Incubi Darkness: Apply a basecoat to the suit, cloak and crown.

Baharroth Blue: Apply a basecoat to the lightning

Averland Sunset: Apply a basecoat to the lining.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a basecoat to the interior of the x-men symbol.

Mournfang Brown: Apply a basecoat to the skin.

Retributor Armour: Apply a basecoat to the bracelets.

Stage 2

Thunderhawk Blue: Apply a layer to the suit, cape and crown.

Ulthuan Grey: Apply a layer to the belt and hair.

Baharroth Blue/White Scar: Make a 1:1 mix and apply an edge highlight ot the lightning.

Agrax Earthshade: Apply a shade to the yellow lining and bracelets.

Stage 3

White Scar: Apply a layer to the eyes, belt and hair. Also add a spot highlight ot the lightning.

Russ Grey: Apply a line highlight to the suit, cape and crown.

Yriel Yellow: Apply a line highlight to the yellow lining.

Evil Sunz Scarlet: Apply a spot highlight to the interior of the symbol.

Knight Questor Flesh: Apply a layer to the skin.

Stage 4

Fenrisian Grey: Apply a spot highlight to the suit, cape and crown.

Dorn Yellow: Apply a spot highlight to the yellow lining.

Wild Rider Red: Apply a spot highlight to the interior of the symbol.

Cadian Fleshtone: Apply a line highlight to the skin.

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

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MCP – Wakanda Forever!

The first new faction outside of the core box, the Wakandans burst into my MCP collection. Offering another great selection of sculpts, with one particularly annoying to put together.

First up is thier leader, the king of Wakanda himself…

A fairly simple sculpt that does a great job of personifying the Black Panther. It’s the dynamic pose that really makes this one stand out. That balled up energy, ready to pounce look is perfect.

Then we have his chief adversary…

Killmonger is a pretty bland mini to be honest. I love the touch of the panther statue but nothing else really makes him stand out.

Shuri looks great but is by far the most annoying yet to put together, nothing major if you have experience but some fiddly bits, looking at you gloves, are frustrating to say the least.

Another strong mini, but much like Killmonger it’s another that doesn’t stand out.

Saying that though I would like to revisit all of the additional characters to add some free hand. Some traditional African patterning could really add a bit of wow.