Here is my built-up version of the 2003 Spider-Man model kit re-issue, from the Polar Lights firm! This famed model kit, of course, was first introduced in 1966 by the awesome Aurora folks, and it was also later re-produced (as part of the "Comic Scenes" line) in 1974! This is the latest version, re-scaled to a much larger size (to better fit the DC Comics superhero kits)! Click each image below to enlarge, Web-Heads!
|I used the usual model paints, leaving the kit's red|
plastic unpainted, for portions of Spidey's costume...
|I used a sliver metallic paint for the eye-pieces of Spidey's mask, and |
used a small, fine-lined inking pen to delineate the web-lines on his costume,
as well as details of Kraven's outfit..
|I applied some dry-brushed acrylic paint over the "mane" |
on Kraven's costume, as well as the floor area...
|The clear web background is backed with a gradated color |
sheet (made in Photoshop), creating a great look!
|Spidey's web-line was made from a lacy fabric, creating a much |
more "realistic" look than the "cartoony" webbing provided with the kit!
|Also added a thick threaded design to create the|
extra webbed costume detail around the arms...
|I also paid close attention to gloss and matte areas, |
adding a gloss coat to Kraven's hair, the tin can, pistol...
|I even added some dark splatter effects (and dry brushing) to create the|
aged floor, and even detailed the rug that Kraven rests upon!
BONUS! Click below to see the 2003 ad that hypes the re-release of this (and the HULK) classic kit!