Tuesday, 28 October 2014

The Purr-fect Sculpt?

You may remember some time ago that I painted a Heroclix Catwoman model, even though I wasn't overly impressed with the sculpt?

At the time, I said that the Knight Models sculpt wasn't ideal either so I went with what cost less...

...well, I changed my mind.

This is probably one of the most straightforward paint jobs that I've done. Rather than struggle with highlighting her PVC/leather 'catsuit' and probably fail, I decided to use black ink to give a shine to the model and allow natural light to do the job that my painting often fails to. I'm also pretty happy with the face, which to my mind is a key feature of Catwoman, she certainly can't look mushed up.

A quick comparison with the Heroclix model confirms that I made the right decision, and that although I continue to keep to my cheaphammer roots, it's a philosophy that has its limits. I can accept models that are not as good as the official versions, my Riddler isn't as good as the one from Knight models, but it is a decent model all the same. However, when the cheaper model is actually dissatisfying to my own eyes, then cheaphammering needs to take a back seat.

I've given the Clix Catwoman to Wes to add to his burgeoning collection, so it's not gone to waste.


  1. No comparison! Definitely the right choice and a neat trick with the ink - that's worked wonderfully well.

  2. Very nice! I think sometimes if you really like something then the best is required otherwise it will bother you forever.