Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Classic Plastic Part three: Captain America

Next in line is AURORA's version of the Sentinel of Liberty: Captain America. Created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Steve Rodgers fought the Axis in the Comic Books through WW2 and was adopted and reanimated by Marvel Comics in the early 60ties. There he joined the Avengers again fighting for peace, justice and against the Communist threat...

The original issue of that kit came in 1964 with Box art by Neal Adams (aping Jack Kirby). The pattern for the figure was created by Ray Meyers, with Kirby's powerful dynamic artwork in mind. The neck is a bit short and the shield hides much of the figure, making the kit tough to photograph.

This build up was made from the Comics Scenes reissue of 1974 which has three parts missing in Action: The nameplate and the watersplashes. The wonderful box art and the Comic Book included was done by "Jazzy" John Romita Senjor. I went with bright colors painting the kit, not too much shading, a too realistic approach doesn't work on Comic Book Heroes at least for me). The kit was reissued by Polar Lights in 2003, now in 1/8 scale instead of 1/12 scale and three different heads to choose from.