Wednesday 28 June 2023


 It's that time again to dust off your scenery projects and get them finished for this years challenge, all scenery counts from a traffic cone (pylon) right up to a palace, you can do as much as you want, or just a single piece, the scenery can be either purchased or scratch built, and as with previous years I will be including vehicles, all scales are welcome and you have all of July and August to get your submissions posted. Here are a sample of last years fantastic entries.

If you would like to take part, just leave a comment in the section below, if I don't already follow your blog please include a link, so I can keep up with your submissions. If you are unable to leave a comment but would like to join in you can drop me an email at just let me know your blog in the email.

For me this year I want to clear as much of my old scenery as possible, so no Star Wars creations this year, but should hopefully mean I'll have less distractions in future years allowing me to do some bigger stuff, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Sunday 25 June 2023


 I've managed to finish a few more models for this years Forgotten Heroes from my favourite galaxy, this time patrons of the cantina. The first one is Debnoli , this is what wookipedia says about him :

Debnoli was a marksman who frequented Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley. He sought revenge on the Galactic Empire for impounding his ship.[2] From time to time, Debnoli worked with Bron Burs, a former commando from the planet Nentan.[3]

In 0 BBY, the smuggler Gela Yeens, who also worked for Jabba Desilijic Tiure as a debt collector, was searching for him.[4] Debnoli was present in the Mos Eisley cantina when Greedo was killed by Han Solo.[1]

For the model I used a stool and table from my range, but the model itself is made from greenstuff.

Painting wise I've tried to match the colour scheme as best as I can, and have included the reference picture below, unfortunately it's in black and white.

Next I have Jenny, this is what wookipeedia has to say :

Jenny was a human female from Mos Espa, on the desert planet of Tatooine.[1] In 0 BBY,[3] she worked as a B-girl at Chalmun's Cantina in Mos Eisley.[4] She flirted with Han Solo, a Corellian smuggler who had a woman in every spaceport, on the occasions when he stopped on Tatooine. One day, Jenny came to sit on the smuggler's lap[1] while he was awaiting news from Taggart about a cargo of glitterstim spice.[4] From their booth, the two witnessed a bar brawl during which an old man whipped a lightsaber at an Aqualish pirate to defend his young protégé. When Solo's first mate, the Wookiee Chewbacca, joined them in their booth, Jenny realized that the Corellian did not even remember her name, conflating her with another of his female conquests. Offended, she threw the remainder of the man's drink in his face and stormed off.[1] Whilst she was in the cantina, she sat and spoke with a Rodian.[2]

For the model I again used one of my stools, and the rest of the model was made from greenstuff, with a plastic rod cup.

I've included the reference picture below, to show why I used the colours I have.

Next I have Garouf Lafoe here is what Wookiepedia has to say :

Garouf Lafoe was a male human from Tatooine. A patron of Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina in Mos Eisley, he was present in the bar when Obi-Wan Kenobi and Luke Skywalker were forced into a brawl with Ponda Baba and Cornelius Evazan. Having witnessed Kenobi using a Jedi's lightsaber to cut Baba's right arm, Lafoe exited the cantina and informed a sandtrooper unit leader of the incident.[1]

The model on this one was all greenstuff again.

I've included the reference picture below so you can check for yourself how well I've managed to match it.

Next is Swilla Corey, this is what wookiepedia has to say :

Swilla Corey was a female Human jerba tender and pickpocket who lived on the planet of Tatooine. Born a slave, she was liberated by raiding Karazak slavers while her master was visiting Tatooine. She decided to make a new life for herself on the desert planet, and continued doing what she had done as a slave: tended to animals. She found limited amounts of work at local ranches, and was able to make ends meet.

Her success came to an end, however, when her jerba herd was scattered by a sandstorm. Financially ruined, Corey moved to Mos Eisley, and became a pickpocket. Eventually, she passed on her skills to initiates in the art of thievery. One day, she spotted one of her jerbas outside Chalmun's Cantina, and investigated. She discovered that the alien Ketwol had chanced upon it, as it had wandered out of the desert. The Pacithhip helped her rebuild her jerba herd, allowing Corey to return to her former home.

The model was again made from greenstuff.

I've included a reference picture below to show the colours.

The last model today is Garindan here is what wookipedia has to say :

With his face hidden beneath his dark hood, goggles and insect-eating snout, few on Tatooine knew his origins. Many believed that he was wildly wealthy, though his vast amounts of credits were only seen when he paid for information. He was seen carrying the Model 434 blaster pistol, popular among bounty hunters and mercenaries.

Garindan's information was priceless, and his skills went to the highest bidder, whether it be to Jabba the Hutt (who was wary of Garindan finding out too much about Jabba's business transactions) or to the Imperials. Garindan was apparently capable of finding out a wide variety of information, as evidenced when he gave the possible whereabouts to Jabba concerning the fabled Yavin Vassilika.

Around 0 BBY,[6] Garindan visited Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina, where he observed a shootout between Rff Huff and Purong.[7]


Garindan with Zeta Squadron

Just prior to the Battle of Yavin, he was hired by the local Imperial prefect to find two missing droids. Once he discovered them, he followed the droids and their new owner to Docking Bay 94 and called in a squad of Imperial stormtroopers to attack. Despite this, the droids were able to escape, in part due to the help of stormtrooper Davin Felth's betrayal when he shot his commanding officer in the back.

Afterward, Garindan met with the Ketton spy Derrida and conferred. The meeting was witnessed by Meyser Kayson's son, who reported it to the Rebel Alliance.[8]

Garindan later was interrogated by the Rebellion to discover the location of his cousin, Udin. He also discovered that Luke Skywalker had sold a landspeeder in Mos Eisley, helping Darth Vader to confirm the origins and identity of the Death Star's destroyer. After the battle of Yavin Garindan went to Hoth. He had heard there where Jedi Hunters hunting a Jedi. Garindan was paid by pirates to find the location of the Jedi. Garindan killed the crew of pirates and gave the information to the Jedi Hunters.

Personality and traits

Garindan's eyes were hidden beneath dark goggles, as they were extremely sensitive to the harsh sunlight of Tatooine. His name translated to "Blessed One," "Burnt wood," "dust from a windstorm," "ugly," and "toast" in five different languages.

The model again is all greenstuff.

And as with the others I've included a reference picture below

This finishes this years submissions, as I don't think I will have time to do anymore, and there is a lot of prep work needed for the next challenge, more on that in my next post, so until next time, stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Thursday 22 June 2023


 Today I've got a couple of obscure characters from Jabba's Palace. First is Jess this is what Wookiepedia has to say about her :

Jess was a popular Human female musician. Secretly, she hoped to eventually leave Jabba's Palace by joining a band. Jess was often seen in the company of Bib Fortuna, and she witnessed Han Solo's rescue.

In 4 ABY, Jess worked as a musician in Jabba's Palace, hoping to eventually leave the establishment by joining a band. Jess had been leaning against a stone post when R2-D2 and C-3PO entered the main audience chamber, and watched the former deliver a message to Jabba Desilijic Tiure. She was often seen in the company of Bib Fortuna[2] stroking his lekku. He reciprocated the gesture, often leading her around the throne room by hand, and letting her sit nestled to him. Though he dragged her to the sight of the dancing girl Oola being fed to the rancor. Later, she was left to slumber alone on Jabba's dais with two other patrons as Fortuna lay in wait with his master, ready to spring the trap as Leia Organa, disguised as Boushh, released Han Solo from carbonite.[1] When Luke Skywalker arrived to Jabba's Palace, she was seen in the arms of J'Quille.[3] Whether she went on Jabba's sail barge with the others is unknown.

For the model it is completely made from greenstuff.

Painting wise I've tried to tie her colours as best I can and include a reference picture below for you to judge by.

The next character I have today is Thul Fain, here is what Wookiepedia has to say :

Thul Fain was a Human male who served as a pilot in the Galactic Empire and worked alongside Lieutenant Tanbris prior to the Battle of Yavin. Fain left Imperial service by the year 4 ABY and worked as a smuggler for the crime lord Jabba the Hutt. During his time at the Hutt's palace on the planet Tatooine, Fain was also a gambler and enjoyed betting on how long the victims of Jabba's rancor would last. In 4 ABY, Fain was in Jabba's Palace when Rebel Alliance leader Leia Organa arrived with the intent to rescue her ally, smuggler Han Solo, from his imprisonment there.

For this one I've actually used an existing model as a starting point my own bartender.

Next I added some grrenstuff to bring his outfit more in line with the character.

Painting again I've tried to match the included reference picture as best as I can.

That's all for today, although I still have lots more humans for Jabba's Palace to do, I think for my next ones I'll move over to the cantina, as I only have 9 patrons left to do to complete them all, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Monday 19 June 2023


 This post has nothing to do with the current challenge, but is instead about the evolved Mudskipper I showed a while back. The species name I've come up with is Oxymundis, so why the title, everyone knows all fish are called bob ! LOL Below are the pictures of the fully painted version.

The colour scheme came from a real Mudskipper that looks like this.

The water pods over his gills came out quite well, and I'm pleased with the overall look compared to the reference. That's all for this post, next time back to the challenge, so until then stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave

Friday 16 June 2023


 Following on from my last post, I have made some progress on WED-9-M1 in that it is now finished, below is the master model, made with Plastic rod, paper clips and some greenstuff.

Below is the painted version, I've tried to match the colours as best as I could to the reference picture which I have included below for comparison.

After working on such large scale models, this went surprisingly quickly, which means I now need to find another model to do for Forgotten heroes, I will probably look at some of the patrons to the cantina, or Jabba's Palace next. I have managed to paint up some more droids for my Star Wars project as well, but they don't count for this years challenge. First up is some R3 units, for those that don't know an R3 looks the same as an R2 but has a clear dome, after my success with the cocktail glass, I tried the same process with these, here's R3-B2

next is R3-T6

This next R3 unit I couldn't find it's designation.

I've also got another R5 unit painted, couldn't find it's designation, but it appeared in the briefing room in "Return of the Jedi"

I've also got another Power Droid painted, as well.

Here is a group shot of them all, which shows the scale of WED-9-M1

That's all for today, so until next time stay safe and have fun !

Cheers Dave