For the second year in a row, I've actually remembered to have some Star Wars models ready to post up on the Star Wars celebration day, and this year I was even organised enough to have models for Monster May(hem) that fit both criteria. Now on Keith's opening ceremony he said he looked forward to seeing what I come up with this year to surpass or equal the Krayt Dragon I did last year, and at this time I don't know that's possible, but will endeavour to see what I can come up with.
So I'm going to start small and see where it leads, so for my first submission I have a pair of Wampa's, for anyone who doesn't know what they are, they come from the ice planet Hoth, and are the planets apex predator. They first appeared in " The Empire Strikes Back", and in the original you barely saw it's face and a bit of an arm, when the extended versions were released, we were treated to a full shot of the creature devouring Luke's Tauntaun.
Below are the original face shot, and the full extended version, I've based my colours on the extended version.
What's that you say not enough for a celebration ! Okay with a recent order off of Ebay I received a bonus couple of models, two poses of the Mandalorian Armourer that featured in the series "The Mandalorian", this was a very pleasant surprise, but I thought I only really need one, so I'll paint up both, and then decided which one I'd use, and unsurprisingly I've gone for the action pose, so will pass along my good fortune and give the second one away.
You're still here ! But the credits are rolling and everyone is leaving. Oh you're waiting to see if there is an Easter Egg in the credits, okay here's one more for Monster May(hem). In the recent series " The Book of Boba Fett" there was a new creature shown in episode one, from a little bit of research I've found it's being called a Tatooine Sand Ape, as soon as I saw this creature, I knew I wanted one, as it would be a great random encounter in my games, and planned to build one. Then recently I spotted that someone was selling two versions of the creature, when the prints came through, the quality was excellent, no 3D lines, and no clean up, which meant I could get straight onto painting them. I've tried to match the colours, and used multiple different glazes to get all the different tones I spotted in the reference picture to come through.
Okay that really is all now, so until next time stay safe and have fun !