This is Black Panther for Marvel Crisis Protocol, the third member of the Wakanda affiliation that I’ve painted after Okoye and Shuri. Not surprisingly he’s the leader of the Wakandans (though he does also have Avengers affiliation) so if I’m playing Wakanda then I’m certainly taking him. Not that ‘having’ to take Black Panther in my team is any kind of hardship since he’s a mobile control tank – hard to damage, gets around quickly (and can throw himself at people for even more mobility) and can push his targets around after punching them. I find Black Panther a very fun character to play and I’m keen to spend more time using the Wakandans on the tabletop, especially since I usually find I’m putting Okoye and Shuri into A-Force teams first.
Painting Black Panther was simplicity itself since he’s almost all one colour. I painted the suit black and then gave it a pretty heavy highlight in purple to bring out the contours before hitting it with the magic of Citadel’s Nuln Oil wash. The other bling on his suit was one of the few times I’ve deviated from the card art; all that jewellery type stuff is silvery-grey on the card but it wasn’t standing out enough for me so I’ve gone with a bright yellow to pop the colours a bit more. Another disadvantage of that black suit is that it’s hard to get a decent photo of the king.
Next on the painting table: Shokkjump Dragsta.