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Author Topic: Psyber's Marvel United Thread  (Read 418 times)

Offline psyberwyche

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Psyber's Marvel United Thread
« on: January 17, 2023, 02:48:56 PM »
In a dazzling display of "I'm getting old", I thought I'd already started a thread of my Marvel United minis, but apparently not!  lol

So, like many folks, I got a bit carried away with the Marvel United kickstarter from CMON a couple of years ago. Then I... erm... got carried away again last year with the X-Men edition. And now I have more chibi Marvel miniatures in the loft than I know what to do with.

I was on the fence about whether to paint them or not, simply because I'm not a fan of chibi-style models at all, and there are soooo many of them! But after a few games I decided it's actually really fun, and these little guys started to grow on me. and so I embarked on what has become a slow, sloooowwww painting adventure.

Why? Because I couldn't bring myself to paint these models in the traditional way. I was determined to master the cartoon style that the Big Child painting studio use on the packaging photos. So I spent hours watching their videos on YouTube, and studying the photos super-zoomed-in, and finally had a crack at Captain America.

This was my first mini in this style, and it took me hours upon hours. My airbrush skills are poor, so I relied wholly on brushed glazes and blends. I'd never used non-metallic metal before (although granted this is deliberately a simplified 'comic art' version), nor had I ever used a wet palette, or really used wet blending and soft-shade glazing, so the whole thing was really an exercise in pushing my painting skills. Bearing in mind I've been painting the same way for about 27 years, and my eyes aren't what they used to be, this was quite the challenge!

Here's the shield. Fun fact: I've now painted three Captain America shiny shields (Knight Models, Atomic Mass, and now CMON), and hated it every time  lol  This is my favourite of the three though. Practive makes perfect I guess!

Anyway, I'll sort out my photographs, and keep this thread as a project log if people are interested. Anyone who's seen my epic Warhammer Quest thread https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=80100.0 will know that I don't do anything fast, but I persevere!  o_o
« Last Edit: January 20, 2023, 12:11:53 AM by psyberwyche »

Offline psyberwyche

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Re: Psyber's Marvel United Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2023, 10:01:21 AM »
Sam and Bucky (I appear to have started with a Winter Soldier movie theme...)

Falcon close-up:

Winter Soldier close-up:

Offline aircav

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Re: Psyber's Marvel United Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2023, 07:43:36 PM »
Superb work  8) 8)
I look forward to seeing the rest  :D

Offline psyberwyche

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Re: Psyber's Marvel United Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2023, 12:12:19 PM »
Continuing the theme, my Civil War guys need a baddie. Here's Zemo!

Offline Agis

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Re: Psyber's Marvel United Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2023, 12:23:28 PM »
Great job on these!

I am totally with you, not a chibi style fan, but the game is rather nice...
cheers and keep on gaming, Agis - http://www.adpublishing.de


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