Monday, 13 October 2014

Knight Models Spider-Man [Completed]

In the end, finishing the paint job on Spider-Man for my Marvel Universe project was easier than actually putting the Knight Models metal (Spidey) and resin (taxi) miniatures together. If you had been following my progress on Spider-Man, you would have known that I just had the blues on his costume to complete. While that in itself required a fair bit of patient blending and layering, it was nothing compared to the challenge I faced when gluing Spidey to the taxi in a manner that ensured the whole diorama/structure was strong and stable. More on that experience later in the blog.

Knight Models Spider-Man [Completed]
Highlights and shadows on Spidey were painted with an imaginary light source coming from the left (or his right)

Working on the Knight Models version of Spider-Man was essentially a back to basics in terms of the colour scheme I needed to work on. All three primary colours - blue, red and yellow - were accounted for and it gave me the chance to practice my blending and layering skills on all three hues. 

Knight Models Spider-Man miniature actually has a New York City taxi as its base
Vehicle was painted as a New York City taxi inclusive of freehand logo and checkers design
All the primary colours are accounted for in this miniature's colour scheme
Top view of the Knight Models Spider-Man miniature leapfrogging a taxi

Because of how I had positioned Spidey on top of the yellow cab, the miniature's centre of gravity was such that it would have easily toppled over. To overcome this problem, I glued a triangular piece of sprue onto the back of the taxi as a means of added support. To glue the sprue as well as Spidey on the cab, I used a super glue-pure baking soda combo to ensure sufficient bond strength.

Gluing a triangular sprue to the taxi helped stabilise the whole structure

Each time I look at the miniature, I appreciate more and more how dynamic the miniature looks. This Knight Models piece managed to capture the essence of Spidey's agile movement. It was also fitting Spidey should leapfrog over the iconic yellow cab as he is synonymous with New York City.

A straight on eye-level view of the Knight Models Spider-Man
Vehicle's windows were painted in a teal/turquoise colour scheme
Spidey's left side has darker reds and blues


360 view of the Knight Models Spider-Man
To view Spider-Man in 360 degrees, please check out the YouTube video below. For videos of other selected miniatures I have painted, please visit my YouTube channel FourEyedMonster Miniatures. Please remember to choose high definition (HD) for the best video viewing option.



Completing Spider-Man means I can now move on to the next member of The Avengers which will be The Hulk. He should be another fun piece to work on in my Marvel Universe project as I will get to do a lot of skin tone work albeit of a greener shade. Now if only my one pack ab would turn into an even six when I am angry. Wouldn't that be a sight for sore eyes. 

25 comments:

  1. Thats marvellous mate. Lovely work on the suit it looks excellent

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    1. Thanks Simon ... my next minis are inspired by your brilliant Zombtober which I inexplicably missed out from the start but at least I hope to be involved in spirit until Halloween. ^_^

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  2. Really nice work. That's some careful edging work on the suit!

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    1. Thank you Greg. It gets easier with practice and it also helped that I was lucky enough to have a Reaper Blue Liner with me which was at the perfect consistency for the web work.

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  3. Looks great ! I really love those Marvel heroes !
    Greetings

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    1. Thanks Mario. Marvel is one of my favourite fictional universes.

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  4. Knocked it out of the park!!!

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    1. Much appreciated Michael, Spidey turned out to be more challenging than anticipated but well worth the effort.

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  6. Lovely work! He looks ace! Great use of colours, the overall effect is wonderful.

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    1. Luckily, the only colour I really had to crack my brains on was the taxi windows. I finally settled on teal/turquoise. The rest I only had to worry about the specific value and/or intensity of the primary colours.

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  7. Great work and paint as always . Compliments .
    Cheers .

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  8. That's some stunning painting! You definirely managed to catch that special Spiderman look and feel.

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    1. I was going for the comic-book feel as opposed to the movie look. ^_^

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  9. Looks great, Kuan. Painting the web pattern on 'ol spidey's suit must have required a steady hand and considerable patience.

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    1. For someone whose hand shakes like mad ... no thanks to my excessive coffee consumption ... I have surprisingly gotten steadier the more I practice miniature painting. Thanks for the nice words Finch!

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  10. Very nice! My favorite part has to be Spidey himself! Great work!

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    1. Yep, he was the centrepiece. Many thanks spunkybass! ^_^

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  11. Great work, the colors play very well together and I really like the windows.

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    1. I got lucky on the windows ... at first I was leaning towards grey values but ditched it cause i thought it would look dull, then it was on to blue but I already had blue in my overall colour scheme ... so I ended up with teal/turquoise. :)

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  12. That's gorgeous FEM, a very good work!

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    1. Thank you Fed ... truly much appreciated. :)

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