Thursday, December 30, 2010
Star Wars Smugglers and Scoundrels
Finally some non-blurry pics of some of the last figs off the bench for the year. I've included the Star Frontiers Sathar in here because as pointed out, he scales well, and fits the 'style' of both the Star Wars universe and the West End Games classic sculpts.
First up are "Hoth" Han and Chewbacca...'nuff said
Next up are the Sathar and a Mon Calamari. I painted the Mon Cal in traditional "Home One" uniform, just 'cause it takes me back to my action figure days with Admiral Ackbar. The closeup pic here leaves his eyes a little something to be desired, so I went back in post-photo and tried to fix them a bit.
He and the Sathar will be another smuggler duo like Han and Chewie, with the space-suited big guy acting as the first mate, and the refined Mon Cal and the captain. They'll have an organic designed light freighter in the Mon Cal style.
I dropped the Sathar on the concrete right before I sprayed them with Dull Cote. You can see the paint threatening to crack off his eye lens. I fixed this by licking the area and smoothing it down with my finger. It tasted like Dull Cote, which is gross to say the least.
I'm also trying out a new camera here and don't have the controls quite down yet. I may default to "old faithful" when it comes to minis, because I know how to get it to take good pictures of minis, this fancy new one escapes me.
So that's it, out of "the last ten", I am now finished! I've exceeded my goal for figs painted this year by a mile and can rest for the rest of 2010. You know, I was thinking though, it's one thing to say I painted 200 figs for the year. It's another thing to say I painted OVER 200 figs for the year, even if "over" just means one more fig. I'll see what I can do, check back tomorrow!