Painting wise, this weekend has been moderately successful. Photography wise, not so much. Fortunately, I have managed to take some reasonable photos of my Bantha making. The first step was to find some suitable donor models as a basis for construction.
|Elephant is an eons old giveaway from a cereal packet. The Rhino was part of a set of jungle animals. |
The rhino was selected as basis of the MK II Bantha, and thus had its head lopped off and was smothered in a suitable covering of Green Stuff. No photos exist of this stage, despite the original intention to take them. Opps!
|A shaggy coat is roughly sculpted on.|
|The lips are flatter and the eyes are sunk in, a more pleasing look than the MK I.|
|A side view that shows the yakish/bisonish look I was trying for.|
|The shaggy beaver tail.|
|Micro Machines Sandtroopers for scale comparison.|
|The painted beast before it's coat of wash. Micro Machines Sandtrooper Dewback for scale comparison.|
|The frontal view. The eyeholes look suitably small.|
|Again with Sandtroopers.|
|Rear comparison between MK I (left) and MK II (right). MK II has been washed and shagginess of tail stands out well.|
|Bantha Comparisons. The MK II lacks the full lips and beady eyes of the MK I.|
|The wash highlights the shaggy back of the MK II.|
The MK I Bantha has already started to receive a slight make over by getting a coat of wash and having its eyes redone. The Toy elephant shown earlier will be processed into a Bantha as well, with the hopeful addition of some stowage.
|Some technicals were also made this weekend.|
I also made some stuff for Harad, but the photos I took were rubbish. The above photo was the best of around ten - the rest being quite blurry. Still, the more pictures I take, the better I get.
That looks way better. You should have made a mold before painting it...cast in resin..you could sell themReplyDelete
Thanks Paul, I hadn't thought about casting Banthas - it would be easier than making individual ones.ReplyDelete
Very cool. I re-added your link btw, not sure what happened but it's back nowReplyDelete
@Al: Blogger eats my links all the time. I guess it's an undocumented feature.ReplyDelete