Shortly before the Marvel Universe Miniatures Game was released by Knight Models I picked up several single pack figures at a slight discount. The game dropped shortly after, but has so far seemed difficult to acquire in Canada. I'm hoping once I get out an do a few demos it will pick up locally like the Batman game has started to do.
This is the original model for Black Widow, which I prefer greatly over the highly sexualized one that comes in the Avengers starter box. Don't get me wrong, she's a sexy character but I think the new sculpt is a little over the top. She was the first Marvel figure I painted. It a pretty easy paint job and I think she turned out well.
This figure proved more difficult to paint than I expected. It's a great looking pose, but I wish the details on the shield were a little deeper. I'm not the greatest when it comes to steady detail work, so found doing the stripes on the shield highly frustrating. A wash or two would usually bring out the lines on something like this, but they're shallow enough that it didn't seem to work this time. I had a similar problem with the 'A' on his helmet, as I simply don't have the brush control skills to really put the paint where it needed to be.
Thor was actually the second Marvel figure I finished and was surprisingly easy to do. I tried creating a blue glaze for the first time, to give the illusion of some of the light coming from his hammer. I don't think it was entirely successful, but it'll do.
Another experiment here. I've done a similar technique as you see on the red here; a black base coat, gun metal dry brush followed by a few coats of Tamiya clear red. I used the clear yellow here too, and followed with a few washes of GW Sepia. To dull down the gloss I painted two highlights on the yellow and one in red. The eyes and other glowing bits were done with white, some P3 Trollblood highlight mixed w/ white, and several coats of the same glaze I used on Thor.
When I was taking the photos I realized how much of a mess I made on the face plate, so he'll be getting some touchups before I use him in a game. If I don't do it now I never will, and I hate having models with little mistakes like this on the table...it sort of drives me crazy.
Once that's fixed I'll be happy with these, and want to paint up Wolverine and Deadpool soon, I'm hoping to pick up a Black Panther, Vision and Hawkeye this summer to round out the team, although that'll likely be a few months down the road. Once Groot shows up in my mailbox I'll be doing up the Guardians next I think!