Mega Mechaneck!!

If you're on a slower connection, this page will take a minute. Bigger pictures were necessary, but I think you'll agree they're worth the download.

I had a heck of a time figuring out a color scheme that worked on this figure. Probably because he really doesn't make much sense as a character. I mean, c'mon, why would anyone agree to have their body torn apart and rebuilt simply to gain the ability to see over top of stuff? Hell, don't most people just skip the disfiguring surgery and borrow a ladder? Is it really that good a power?

Anyway, I added Trapjaw's gun in lieu of the figure's left hand and decided to just keep the red/blue elements of the original color scheme. With a bit of an upgrade, of course. The silver elements are laid on over a blue base coat, giving me a nice translucent effect. That was then washed with black to bring out the circuitry. Figure was sealed with a semi-gloss, and then I brushed some dullcoat over the red armor for contrast. VERY pleased with how that worked. The goggles were painted metallic black, coated with triple thick glaze. Two strips of paper were then decouped into place for the targeting sights, then another coat of triple thick. This gave me a gorgeous glassy look--like it has some real depth.