The Mark II version of the Scarlet Knight mostly replaces the gold cape/boots/gloves with silver. There are some other differences that can't really be captured as well. Incidentally, this is the smaller version with a converted Dana Sterling Robotech figure and Black Widow Avengers head:
Which one is better?
Anyway, I learned something important during the process, which is that the Hope Summers figure's head can pop right off! That made it a lot easier to paint around her head because I could just masking tape off her neck and keep her head far away from the paint so I didn't have to worry it would get anything on it. Plus then I didn't have to cut the cape off of her.
As I hoped, the silver paint went on a lot easier than the yellow paint on the original one. It went on a lot better than the red paint really. I could paint the whole cape in just one coat and it dried without a problem. It went on just as smoothly for her hands and feet too. Now I should get a third Hope Summers figure and paint the whole thing silver to represent the Silver Seraph in "The Night's Legacy." Or not.
|Sisters, sisters...however that goes...|
Here you can see all three Scarlet Knight figures. The red on the Mark II Hope Summers is a little bit lighter because I used a different brand of paint. There was a problem with it in that whenever I move her joints the paint starts to flake off. So the paint on the original one worked better.
The only thing I wish I had for my Scarlet Knight figures was a sword. I'm sure that would be all but impossible to find, especially one that could fit in her hand. Of course I could always try to glue it in her hand if I found one. There is a Katana figure coming out in August with the right type of sword and probably the same size as my Hope Summers figure. Very interesting...