“M.O.D.O.K. Never Compromises!”

As Fatboy Slim has stated “we’ve come a long, long way together”, but we are finally at the end of Forgotten Heroes 2021!

And just like M.O.D.O.K., the Crow does NOT compromise either, so paints were duly retrieved and Monday night saw the initial base coats added to my version of M.O.D.O.K.

At the end of that evening, this was the result;

I had a few issues with my ancient pot of GW Shining Gold, which meant that the majority of his Doomsday Chair received a base coat of GW Orc Brown to get at least a reasonable base for the Docrafts Gold I was intending on using, as unlike GW paints, Docrafts metallics are a little thinner and don’t cover as well.

Observant readers will note that a further figure also received some paint whilst I was waiting for M.O.D.O.K. to dry between coats.

And here he is, giving M.O.D.O.K. a fat lip.

This is a Wargames Supply Dump figure, sculpted by Roger Webb of Rantings from Under the Wargames Table fame.

Readers of a certain age will recognise this figure as a version of the Action Man/G.I. Joe Bulletman figure from 1979.

On Tuesday, he received a little more attention, but as M.O.D.O.K. required finishing, this is as far as I got;

M.O.D.O.K., however, is finished.

And is… AWESOME!!

Don’t believe me? Judge for yourself;

Pretty cool, no?

I was not alone in my endeavours this year.

Dave from Wargamessculptors Blog sculpted almost the entire cast of the Star Wars prequel Solo, showing off his awesome sculpting skills.

Simon from Fantorical went small, painting up some 15mm Alternative Armies Ion Age figures as Warhammer 40K Horus Heresy era Blood Angels.

Roger from Rantings from Under the Wargaming Table, not only sculpted Dick Spanner from scratch, but also provided us with some much-needed eye candy with Mary Death and her ride from the movie Bounty Killer.

Keith from Dead Dick’s Tavern & Temporary Lodging, provided us with Jon Sable, Grips and the Crimson Hound.

Harry from War Across the Ages, has completed that able sidekick to Indiana Jones, Sallah.

Matt from PM Painting, a newcomer, has continued with his penchant for painting ‘orrible monsters, by creating a mini-diorama from John Carpenter’s The Thing.

And Tom from The Good Ground, gave us his interpretation of DC’s Unknown Soldier.

I thank everyone who took part and hope those who took part (and those who watched our progress) enjoyed themselves.

Remember, 11 months may seem like a long time, but the seventh annual Forgotten Heroes event will be here before you know it, so get planning now!

12 thoughts on ““M.O.D.O.K. Never Compromises!”

  1. Modok looks stunning Jez, and you got him finished before the deadline, so win, win.
    The work you’ve done on Rogers sculpt is looking damn good too

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    • Thanks Dave. He has turned out rather well, so I’m happy. And as Bulletman was sitting in my Tray of Shame, I thought I’d take the opportunity to give him a lick of paint too. Think I’ll finish off over the next week or so.


  2. Wow, Modok’s turned out looking excellent all round. He honestly looks like a store-bought mini, I’d never believe it was homemade if I hadn’t been following your previous posts. Nicely done!

    And thanks for the flashback to Bulletman! I think I had that figure as a kid, but it could easily have belonged to one of my cousins. Whoever owned him, he used to get the crap kicked out of him by my SAS Action Man 🙂

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    • High praise indeed, Matt, so thank you very much! I’m pretty pleased with how he turned out.

      And I never owned Bulletman either, but Roger gifted the figure to me and I thought it appropriate during Forgotten Heroes to at least make a start on him. Might have to see if I can get a few more characters from that range, like the Intruder, to round out the collection.


  3. That is an awesome MODOK, Jez! It looks better than the Heroclix version (which isn’t bad at all), which has been sitting on my desk for two years awaiting repainting. Good on you for being able to recognize what a scalped, severed Hulk head could be used for. You always amaze me with your ability to turn random stuff into gold.
    I’m getting back into Super Mission Force soon, and I was going to continue my adaptation of the old Marvel Super Heroes modules, one of which features MODOK. Wish I had your version!


    • Thank you, Keith. I was getting slightly concerned that I wouldn’t finish him in time, and when I had paint issues, wasn’t sure if it was going to turn out as I’d hoped.

      However, I do think I’m justified in feeling proud (and a little smug) that he is as cool as he is.

      Of course, I do now need a a whole bunch of A.I.M. agents for him to boss around.


  4. In under the wire! well done mate, that is an awesome rendition of MODOK, I have to admit I wasn’t sure about the Hulk head at first, but by god it looks brilliant now he’s painted. I think this is your best scratch build yet!

    Nice to see Bulletman (sorry Balistic Man, Mattel spies are everywhere 🤫), I’d actually forgotten I sent you one of those (hey’ does that make him a forgotten hero too! 😉).

    Love this challenge, and love seeing what everyone else comes up with, here’s to next year!!

    Cheers Roger.


    • It was a close run thing this year, but I scraped it in.

      I think that the overall green-ness of the Hulk head did throw everyone off, as all I could see when I initially assembled it was some strange amalgam of M.O.D.O.K. and the Hulk – or Muscular Organism Designed Only for Smashing, M.O.D.O.S..

      And I did some research, and to compliment Bulletman, I need the Intruder and Atomic Man too, so these may make onto my to-do list.


      • Yep I think it was the green face that was throwing me too🤢.

        Bullet man was an attempt to cash in on the “superhero” craze that the Mego toys had created, likewise Atomic Man was an attempt to grab sales from the “Six million dollar man”, which they had missed out on securing the rights for. He did come out slightly before the official “Steve Austin” doll, but nether were big sellers it seems, though this has made the worth more on the collectables second hand market!

        Atomic man will need his helicopter blade hand thingy!😁

        Cheers Roger.


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