|Knight Models Spider-Man, work-in-progress - webbing and red bits of the costume|
For the red bits of Spidey's costume, I tool the highlights all the way up to a reddish orange hue courtesy of the Vallejo Model Color Orange Red while the darkest reds were the Vallejo Model Colour Red No.33. In between were the Citadel reds of Mechrite Red, Red Gore and Blood Red.
|Putting the finishing touches to Spidey's iconic spider symbol|
Meanwhile, for the webbing on Spider-Man's costume I had a choice of going with either dark blue lines which could in theory overwhelm the reds of the costume OR with dark brown lines which would allow the reds of the costume to take centre stage. In the end, I went with the former as I wanted the lines to be more prominent. But instead of black lines which would have made the overall scheme very dull, I used a Reaper Master Series Blue Liner to 'replace or simulate' black.
|Reds on the right side of Spider-Man were darker and had less highlights|
Tweaks to the red bits of Spider-Man's costume will be made once both the blue bits have been painted on and when he has been glued to the taxi's rooftop. Only then will I be able to tell whether enough highlights have been painted and if they are any spots that need brightening up.
|Blues of Spidey's costume remain at the basecoat stage|
So up next for Spidey is the blue bits of his costume and some shading on his eyes. That and some additional tweaking should finally push this project over the finishing line in what would be my third Marvel character after Iron Man and Logan, one of the perennial favourites among X-Men fans.
|Painting the webbing on Spidey's costume was a test in patience|
Other than the Knight Models Spider-Man, I noticed that most of my major projects are either in their final stages (e.g. Nocturna Models Le Petit Chaperon) or have been completed (Ax Faction Victorian Darling) so that means a ton of prep work lies ahead of me. But that's a story for another day.