|"Taste justice, imposters!"|
This 28mm plastic model of Lobster Johnson is made by “Wizkids. It is model 036 from the Indy “Heroclix” range. The 1930’s New York City vigilante was created by Mike Mignola in 1999 and has featured in a number of solo comic book adventures published by “Dark Horse Comics”, as well as fought alongside Hellboy and the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
Unsurprisingly given the miniature’s all-black pre-paint, I undercoated Lobster with “Citadel” Abaddon Black before giving the figure a dry-brush of “Vallejo” Heavy Charcoal. Having next washed the model with “Citadel” Nuln Oil I then repainted the crimefighter’s boots with more Abaddon Black. Johnson’s distinctive chest emblem was picked out using “Vallejo” Heavy Blue and washed with “Citadel” Asurmen Blue. The metal studs on his costume and his pistol were painted using “Citadel” Ironbreaker. This Layer was then washed with more Nuln Oil. Finally I gave his goggles a coat of “Vallejo” Heavy Ochre before applying some “Citadel” Agrax Earthshade over them.
|Roger and Liz WIPs - The Homunculus's body armour and 'flesh' have been washed. Whilst Liz's flames are done|
I still have a handful of "Heroclix" B.P.R.D. operatives to finish, but have managed to make some good progress this week on Roger the Homunculus and decided upon a 'quick and dirty' flame colour scheme for Liz Sherman. I was actually in two minds about whether to paint the pyrokinetic's flames blue (as depicted in the 2004 "Hellboy" movie) but in the end I've gone with one similar to the "Wizkids" pre-paint.
|Man verses Dinosaur WIPs - Plenty of work yet to be done on all three of these "Wizkids" miniatures|
I would also like to express my gratitude to both Roger from "Rantings From Under The Wargames Table" and Bryan from "Vampifan's World Of The Undead" for kindly sending me some much-appreciated new additions to my "Heroclix" plastic mountain. Being in a B.P.R.D. mood I have already based and started work on a Rasputin model. But many more of the models are in various stages for preparation, especially a number of "Horrorclix".
In addition I have got back out a number of models which sadly fell by the wayside in and around the start of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge towards the end of 2014. Hopefully I can soon have this wonderful sculpt of "DC Comics" Sergeant Rock finished soon, as well as this rather large figure of Jack Kirby's Devil Dinosaur; which literally dwarves the 60mm round base he's super-glued to.