|Knight Models Logan aka Wolverine|
|Those adamantium claws are looking pretty sharp|
There was actually a few firsts or sorts for me in the painting of this miniature, chiefly among those are the denim texture, cotton singlet texture, skin tones incorporating veins (more of this later in the post) and also forearm hair. Yup, you read that right ... forearm hair. With more experience under my belt, I felt more confident tackling this hair-raising challenge (groan). For this attempt, I mixed hair colour with the skin tone colour and painted very light strokes on the forearm. It helps to think of forearm hair more in terms of texture rather than individual strands. I also applied skin tone glazes in patches to mute the forearm hair colours - in places where my strokes were a tad too heavy-handed.
|Hugh Jackman's ... errr Logan's forearm hair might be sexy to girls but it was a pain to get right|
|Knight Models Logan aka Wolverine (back view)|
As part of my goal to improve my painting, I diverged from my usual skin tone recipes and added some greens and blues to the mix in order to simulate the existence of green and blue veins under our skin. However, the green and blue hues I added aren't very noticable in the photos partly due to the lighting. Additionally, I tried to apply the shadows, mid-tones and highlights in such a way that hint at a very buff physique ala Hugh Jackman, the actor that plays Wolverine in the movies.
|Skin tones with the addition of green and blue hues|
Due to the way Logan's forehead was sculpted and the downward angle of his head, the left eye was covered partly in shadows in most of the photos. To get a better view of Logan's eyes, I took a photo from a slightly different angle (see below). I was feeling a bit 'out of it' when painting Logan's eyes, so they are definitely not one of my better works. Might still revisit them to paint the pupils smaller but for now I am too lazy to make any changes. Moreover they actually look way more decent up close in real life as opposed to the magnified photo of a DSLR macro lens shot. Just saying, that's all.
|A different angle of Logan's face, which has a better view of the eyes|
Logan's hair was painted black although on occasion I thought they looked more brownish than black in the movies while the claws were given just a black wash and highlighted to simulate sharp blades. Adamantium - in the movies - to me has a very simple clean look to them and as such I felt that it needed only a black wash and did not require additional washes such as blue or purple.
|Denim jeans goes best with a white top|
|Biceps, triceps ... all buffed up like Hugh Jackman|
All in all I am pretty contended with the results. If push comes to shove, I guess I could do further work on the white singlet, the borders between the skin and singlet, the eyes and yet more contrast to the skin. But being a minimalist (call me Mr. IKEA why don't you) I always try not to overpaint.
|Belt buckle isn't entirely accurate as the original is supposed to be yellowish-orange like gold|
|Knight Models Logan (Front view)|
360 view of Knight Model's Logan aka Wolverine
For a 360 degree view of the Knight Model Logan 1/28th scale miniature, please check out the video below. For other videos, do check out my YouTube channel FourEyedMonster Miniatures. Be sure to choose the high definition (HD) option when viewing the YouTube videos for maximum quality.
Thanks for following my progress on Logan, the second piece in my Marvel Universe miniature painting project. Have yourself a good weekend, and may your brushes always be pointy.