Sunday, January 21, 2018

'BFG' from PhilH: Sun's Out, Guns Out

Yes, to force an entry into this theme round, I'm turning to that particularly boneheaded saying popularised by Channing Tatum in a questionable film.

"Sun’s Out, Guns Out"*


If we're content to make that leap and refer to one's biceps as 'guns', then let's turn to a guy with particularly Big Freakin' Guns. Big Freakin’ Metallic Guns, for that matter:

Image credit: Marvel’s Colossus: Bloodline #3 cover

For the non-Marvel aware among the readership, that’s Pyotr Nikolayevich Rasputin aka Colossus of the X-Men.


As well as being a stacked, 6'7" Russian behemoth, his mutation is the ability to turn himself into metal form, granting great strength, stamina and durability: ideal for beating the snot out of bad guys.


The miniature is from the now-discontinued Knight Models Marvel Universe Miniatures Game line. Nominally 35mm scale, he towers in at 45mm, with a helping hand from his tactical rock. BFG indeed. 




And with his buddy Cyclops, submitted during AHPCVII. Personally, I think the Colossus sculpt is a bit on the small side, he's supposed to tower over Cyclops. 






More X-Men to come this year I hope, they're super-fun to paint despite the soft detailing, all those bright colours. Apologies to those historicals purists. Perhaps I might be able to cram them all into theme rounds...


*Yes, it’s a tenuous association to this week’s theme, I'm shameless. 


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    1. Yeah I’m really pleased with how this one came out.

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  2. Very nice job, bright colours rock!

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    1. Yeah, lots of space to be colourful on these

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  3. Superheroes are not my thing, but as the others have said, the painting is just tremendous on this - really, really well done Phil!

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  4. Great entry and great painting on some rather poor figures. I picked some of the knight figures up and for what they charge they are really bad quality, with some bad/soft detail. You make both of those look excellent though!

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    1. Cheers, the metal areas weee a pig to do for that very reason. But I got the effect I wanted in the end

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  5. Really nice clean, crisp and bright paintwork - suits the figure very well and really brings it alive.

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  6. "It's funny that I only ever see two of you. It's almost like the studio couldn't afford another X-Man."
    ; )
    Great work rescuing what must have been a difficult sculpt!

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    1. Quite right! The studio is working on a few more now though :-)

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  7. Lovely paint finish on this chap!
    Best Iain

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  8. An awesome interpretation of the theme - Full marks!

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    1. Hah, a shamelessly dorky interpretation too.

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  9. Very nice work on Peter! I like how you treated the metal areas and the classic colors of his uniform.
    I am very much looking forward to the rest of the team!

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    1. Cheers David, he came out great in this classic colour scheme. One of my favourite X-Men

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