So, right to it.
Back in the 70's Marvel put out a series of comics called The Invaders. It was based in the 1940's, during World War II, and featured Captain America, The Human Torch, and Submariner.
It was only a series for a couple of years, but I fondly remember it as one of my favorites from my youth. Recently, they've been compiled in a two volume set by Marvel:
The art is wonderful, and the stories...well, comics have come a long way. Don't get me wrong, there is a certain charm to the stories, but they are pretty cringy bad. Hacky writing, and a bit of stereotypical sexist and insensitive cultural awareness. Regardless, the characters and situations are awesome, and inspiring enough for me to want to spend some time representing the characters in miniature form.
My first effort in this account was a couple of the World War Two Captain America's I've posted in earlier posts.
Although not a perfect facsimile for the character, I thought this model worked well, especially with that action pose and no nonsense gunwork. I've got a few other miniatures lined up to represent different versions of Union Jack, and his sister Jacqueline, who becomes an Invader as well, known as Spitfire.
I think I'll also want to do a version of the Original Union Jack.
It should be a fun project to work on, and I'll keep it fresh by rotating between my Batman Miniature games minis, and my Monster Hunter International project.
Thanks for checking it out, and hope to see you again soon!
|OK AXIS, HERE WE COME!|