Monday, 3 May 2021

MAY THE 4 th BE WITH YOU

 As it is the official Star Wars day, I thought it only appropriate that I did a Star Wars post. Now you may be wondering with my love of Star Wars I haven't done this before, that's easy I'm terrible at remembering to save a post, or get too impatient and post up too early ! LOL So will this become a yearly thing for me, hopefully but will have to see if my mind want's to play along !


First up today is a WOTC repaint of Biggs Darklighter, this was a surprise gift from my good friends at Minaturemen, they know of my passion for this subject ! Originally there was a scene where Biggs and Luke are looking through a set of bino's at the capture of the Tantine IV, but was deleted from the final cut.


Next is another WOTC repaint of a Gamorrean Guard, I got this model recently as apparently there was 8 in Jabba's Palace, and Fantasy Flight Games put 4 in the expansion set, I was hoping it would be larger than the FFG ones but it is the same size, I think I'll try some 3D printed ones to fill in the last 3 spots.


I've also managed to finish the last 2 Nikto greens I needed, this first one is Giran, who can be seen consoling the Rancor Keeper after his pet is killed by Luke.


The next one is Yotts Oren, who was one of the guards on the second skiff when they rode out to the Sarlaac pit.


Keeping with the skiff guards, this is Brock Starsher, who was the first one killed by Luke when he reached the second skiff.


I've also got the pilot of the second skiff done Pote Snitkin.


Speaking of Skiffs I recently purchased this 3D print of one from gamerforge on ebay. The model was a good print, and I didn't bother trying to fill the lines, just painted it, as the worst of the lines was on the underside.


While I was working on the above skiff, I finally got round to finishing the one I started scratch building many years ago. The boarding plank was designed and made to retract, but since painting it, I've been nervous of scratching the paint, so will probably leave it out.


Now I can hear some of you saying " But Dave it's  Monster May(hem) and none of these models count", agreed so here are 2 more Banthas that I've finished this month towards my goal


I thought a cinematic shot of these pieces would be a great way to round off the post today. I'm hoping to get a big Star Wars creature done this month for the challenge, but will have to see how that goes.

So until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave



10 comments:

  1. Splendid star wars post! The 3d print of the skif is great but the scratch built one is better!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, the 3D print certainly saved me a lot of time compared to the scratchbuilt, but I do prefer my one

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  2. Excellent work on all these! I remember as a youngster (aged about 8) having the "Star Wars Storybook" which had the photos of Luke and Biggs, and little me being confused as that bit wasn't in the film. Nice to see him represented in mini form!

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    1. Thank you Matt, I believe it was similar in the comic, with several bits being different than the film. Great to have him to add to the rest, have watched the scene now on YouTube so makes a lot more sense.

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  3. Wow what a post Dave! Happy 4th indeed!

    That 3D print is not half bad too.

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    1. Thank you Dai, hope you've been having a good one, started mine with the new episode of Bad Batch, what a belter.
      I was pleasantly surprised with the size and how good the 3D print was

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  4. What a great post ! Lot's of eye candy and a great showcase of your skill in both painting and sculpting along with you wonderful scratch-built skiff.

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    1. Thank you Joe, has been good to get some of these finished as they have been sat for so long especially the skiff, and has actually spurred me on to get a few more bits done that I hadn't actually planned to do ! LOL

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