Table Ready: WandaVision

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WandaVision Was Filmed Before A Captive New Jersey Audience

The Disney+ series, WandaVision was great. I loved the callbacks to the old sitcoms that I used to watch in my youth. It was a little difficult to see where the series was going early on. But, once you knew, wow. Seeing as I enjoyed the series so much, when I started buying expansions for Crisis Protocol, I thought it would be cool to pick of Wanda and Vision. However, in order to pair them up, I had to buy the Scarlet Witch/Quicksilver expansion, and the Vision/Winter Soldier expansion.

Both Wanda and Vision are uniformed in their old-school comic motifs. The Scarlet Witch in her trademark reds. Vision with a lot of green. For Wanda, I used various shades of red and scarlet. Applying various paint mediums. From Citadel base and layer paints, to contrast and shades, all the way to ink. I was worried I was adding too many layers at times. Which was a result of me not finding the right colors for the final product early enough. But at last I found color combinations that worked. For her magical energy, I started with contrast, then some layer paints, before using a liberal amount of scarlet ink, and then a few red layers.

For Vision, I tried to keep it simple. But failed. He actually has a lot going on. And it all kind of got lost to my bad eyes with the darker colors. A base color of maroon, then a second color of dark green, and a third color of a brighter almost neon green. So there were a lot of touchups, because of my shaky hand. He is also phasing through a stone wall. Which I didn’t think I would be able to properly achieve a good enough effect for. Admittedly, I usually don’t try to do lighting effects. As I tend to be awful at them. This would be pretty much the first time that I would use Lahmian Medium successfully. I started with a bit of White Scar around his leg, and then added a couple layers of a lighter blue mixed with Lahmian Medium, at about a 50/50 ratio. It worked pretty well. I was actually surprised.

The Other, Other(?) Maximoff

Wanda’s twin brother Pietro makes an appearance in the series as well. Which was wild, because he got all kind of dead in Sokovia. Prior to the events of WandaVIsion. Also, the Quicksilver that shows up at Wanda’s door one day, isn’t the right Pietro. Strangeness ensues. This was a really interesting point in the series.

The other half of the Maximoff expansion box was both annoying to paint, and not so technical. It was annoying because of the white being used with the blue. Painting white is brutal at times. This is coming from a guy that paints White Scars on occasion. The model was not so technical because there isn’t much to paint really, in terms of details. The touchups on those light colors is always cumbersome. His lightning bolt sash was the worst. And I had issues with his skin, and trying to find a good tone for his lighter complexion. So he kind of looks stark white and albino.

Okay, so the model was definitely annoying, and I am not a big fan of it. There I said it. While it is a very dynamic pose, particularly with the base. It just feels bland to me. The only part of the model that I did enjoy painting was the explosion under he feet, as he launches himself. I had a good time blending all those colors together.

May camera would not focus on the whole model. I got frustrated and quit trying. He is a blur after all.
The explosion is the only thing I like about this model, really. In hindsight, I do wish I had used a different base for him though.

The events of WandaVision end up being a major plot point in the recent Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Which I wasn’t expecting. Though I haven’t read any of the Doctor Strange or Scarlet Witch source material. So, I was pleasantly surprised. I’m going to have to paint up Doctor Strange at some point now.

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