Monday, July 6, 2015

The Dark Lord of the Sith

After only a couple of days work, Darth Vader is done - and the photos don't come close to doing him justice. I really need to get better at taking photos of miniatures.

I think this photo shows the glow of the lightsaber quite well.

This one shows the highlights on the back of the cloak, which I am really happy with. Getting highlights on black are supposed to be hard, but following the guide and being able to get a lot of subtle different mixes really make this come to life.

He took less than half the time I expected, and I really do put it all down to the wet palette. This is what it looked like when I was done with Vader. It looks like there is a lot of paint wasted, but I was getting less than half of what I used to out of the pot, and still getting too much. Some of these sections have also had as many as ten different mixes of colour in them, adding different effects.

If you want to see how I did this, have a look at Episode 7 of Sorastro's Imperial Assault Painting Guide.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

AT-ST Ready for Deployment

Finally, my AT-ST is ready for deployment.

The rebel scum will run in fear when this machine of Imperial might comes their way.

This took many hours, and a lot of new skills, and after all of that it looks fairly plain and worn - but that's pretty much the desired effect. This AT-ST looks like it has seen a lot of duty.

As always, there are some aspects of it that look no where near as good as I had hoped, but I think that will always be the case - because if I am not challenging myself, then this won't be as much fun.

But this thing is going to look great on the table.