Tuesday 7 August 2018

We Are Venom

No messing around with the title today.

I’ve painted the classic Spider-Man villain, Venom.

Do those that don’t know, Venom is an alien symbiote which initially bonded with Spider-Man as his suit, but was then rejected by him and so joined with others (e.g. reporter Eddie Brock, or Mac Gargan aka the Scorpion) who hated Spider-Man too to take down webhead.

The model is from Heroclix. Despite not always being the best models, Clix do cover a wide variety of characters and those that are less generic in their design are often to hard to source elsewhere.

Frustratingly, Heresy Miniatures used to do a ‘licker’ which I’d mentally pegged as Venom some years ago. Sadly the Miniatures disappeared from the webstore, probably due to that fact that it was not dissimilar enough from creature designs owned by the Resident Evil franchise.

 In terms of painting, I kept things simple, using a black ink to give Venom his oily look. I know I could have done this with layers and patience, but I’m not great with either.

The white spider legs on the costume posed a few issues, but I worked hard on keeping things neat, and overall I’m happy with the result.

Venom was the last model that I needed to paint or the next scenario of my Breakout campaign. Technically, it should be his symbiotic offspring Carnage, but I couldnt find a reasonably priced and not fugly model available and so I went with Venom instead. I figure I’ll actually get more use out of Venom, as he’s more ubiquitous across the Marvel Universe.

Not tat I’ve got everything ready I can proceed with the next pages of my Breakout campaign.


  1. Replies
    1. Cheers, the original paint job was a proper mess on this one.

  2. Awesome! What a great sculpt and nicely painted too.

    1. Thanks, I was worried about it when it arrived because the details were obscured by the terrible paint job.

  3. Outstanding stuff, Kieron. Really enjoying this series of postings, and have given you a shout out on "Fantorical" :-)