Captain America probably needs no introduction but here he is for Marvel Crisis Protocol. Steve Rogers is the last mini from the starter box but has been languishing half-painted for over a year since my daughter wanted to paint him up (she also painted Black Widow and Red Skull) but lost interest partway through. She finally told me that I could finish him of so here he is. Not surprisingly, Captain America is one of the leaders of the Avengers affiliation and he plays a lot like he does in the comics; mainly orchestrating other people to do the flashy stuff while protecting his team. Captain America is one of a minority of characters who gets slightly different rules on his injured side, picking up I Can Do This All Day to count blanks in defence. This makes him ridiculously hard to drop and means that he gets a lot of stuff scenery thrown at him since a dodge roll isn’t a defence roll.
Like most of the Crisis Protocol figures I made an effort to stick with Captain America’s card art while painting him. In this case I also tried to keep as true to my daughter’s painting as possible – I wanted to finish her work rather than start again. I’m quite pleased with the final result here; the miniature, like the character, isn’t flashy but it’s very iconic and likeable.
Next on the painting table: Ebony Maw.