Painted Heimdall, The All-Seeing

This is Heimdall, the All-Seeing for Marvel Crisis Protocol. He is, of course, an Asgardian and I think that he makes a useful partner for Thor. Thor tends to live or die based on whether he rolls well on his attacks and Heimdall offers a superpower to allow limited re-rolls for nearby allies. Fittingly, he can also do a short teleport (again, only for allies) with a huge pick-up; this can be enough to park someone back atop an objective if they’ve been displaced earlier in the round. Finally, Heimdall can use Forfend to make an attack if an enemy ends a move within range; this pairs up very nicely with Enchantress moving people around with Siren’s Call. The only downside to all of this is that his power generation is quite anaemic and so he rarely has enough power to do all the cool things that you want.

I went about half-and-half between the MCU and comic versions of Heimdall when it came to painting. His armour is based on the card art with its bold red and bronze colours, but I painted his skin to look like Idris Elba’s portrayal of the character. Although the process was fun I think that the effect might have been a bit better if I’d gone with a lighter red or a different trimming on the armour to provide a better contrast against the skin. The mini comes with a load of little rainbow bits to go all around the base but I didn’t like the way that they looked so I left them all off. There was a little chunk on the end of Heimdall’s sword that I kept, partly as a cute little nod to the Bifrost and partly because it would have been annoying to cut away from the blade. Heimdall’s left foot also needed a bit of reconstruction as it’s supposed to have a little bit of Bifrost attached to it.

Next on the painting table: Ronan, the Accuser.

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16 thoughts on “Painted Heimdall, The All-Seeing

  1. Nicely done! I just saw this mini on some site and was going to ask about those Bifrost bits. They literally had it all over the mini! I imagine being solid plastic, it would also be a pain to paint. Still don’t understand why they don’t include translucent bits with the price they charge for these. I guess most of that goes toward licensing.

    • Thanks. The full sculpt has the Bifrost stuff all around Heimdall’s feet, but I just didn’t like the way it looked. As for the cost, I imagine that the licencing for Disney stuff is pretty astronomical!

  2. A great looking figure and I like the pose. 🙂

  3. Nice one dude, he’s an imposing chap for sure, and I’m glad you went with Idris’ portrayal 👍

    • Thank you! He’s actually pretty massive compared to other human-sized MCP sculpts too. I’m not sure if that’s just a bit of weird scaling or if, as an Asgardian, Heimdall is meant to be something of a giant.

  4. Very nice!

  5. You painted this mini is almost the same exact way I would! Idris Elba is the way I think of this character and the rainbow bifrost is a must too. Its really cool looking both here and in the movies. Great job as always, mate!

  6. Great work!

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