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Offline Cubs

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Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« on: June 27, 2019, 09:03:26 PM »
I've always loved Star Wars, I've always loved miniatures. Until now they have never combined. I blame Grant for flogging off a bunch of his Star Wars Legion mins cheap.

So here he is then, my first Star Wars miniature in what will no doubt be a very, very slow project - Darth Vader. Go big or go home, eh? The base is homemade from some scraps of things in the bits box - I wanted something that looked a bit like the Bespin interiors, with those orange floor lights and metal gratings.





« Last Edit: August 05, 2019, 01:15:05 PM by Cubs »
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Offline Roo

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 09:31:34 PM »
Wow...gees that is amazing :o :o :o

Offline armchairgeneral

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 09:50:04 PM »
Really great start  :-*

Offline AWu

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 10:15:31 PM »
 o_o
That had to be the power of the dark side..

Offline Supercollider

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 01:03:03 AM »
Terrific!  You've made the shiny armor and other black textures look very different  :-*

Offline fluffy05

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 01:09:39 AM »
Absolutely stunning  :-*

I hope you do more soon.

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 05:52:01 AM »
What a cracker  8)

Those reflections are spot on  :)

Offline Cubs

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 08:06:49 AM »
Thanks dudes, very kind.

Obviously getting the different textures right was key to this guy, so trying to mess about with highlights and get them right was what I concentrated on. The armour was a be-atch and I repainted the helmet slightly because the first time I did it, I made it too symmetrical and it was just a bunch of evenly spaced white streaks. I realised my mistake and stuck some random blobs in here and there and gave it more patches of black to stop it looking too zebra-like. The armour needed blobs of pure black going to white highlights to show it was shiny - the cloak needed more of a gradual blend through greys (without an extreme highlight) to show it was dull, and the arms & legs were somewhere in the middle.

Like I say, this is only going to be added to very slowly, because the paying work comes first, but hopefully it will get a new addition every few months or so.

Offline hubbabubba

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2019, 08:38:38 AM »
Excellent painting, you've nailed those different textures with the different highlights.

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2019, 09:12:30 AM »
Fantastic paintjob, really amazing!
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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2019, 09:28:58 AM »
The paint on the fella is cracking and you have really nailed that base too.
 :-*


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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2019, 10:13:00 AM »
Superb ;D
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Offline Muzfish4

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2019, 11:46:28 AM »
Magnificent work!

A real inspiration.
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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2019, 12:15:42 PM »
Great start! Keep ‘em coming! 8)

Offline Cubs

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Re: Scratching my Star Wars itch.
« Reply #14 on: July 23, 2019, 08:18:14 AM »
I do like these models you know. They're big buggers at 32mm to the eye (more for the tall ones), which gives me a little more scope for the detail.

Luke Skywalker now, ready for a Bespin show-down with Dad. I tried to keep the base the same as Vader's but with the glowing lights at the front of the base and no cloak to work around, I was able to keep things a little neater. I love the bland colour scheme of his outfit contrasting with the glowing light saber. By choosing three likely angles for photos, I was able to paint streaks in the right place to look like a glowing effect.







And of course, now both of them are painted up on their lovely Bespin bases, I can do funky stuff like this -







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