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Thursday, 14 June 2018

FORGOTTEN HEROES UPDATE

Been progressing along with the remaining robots that I want to finish for this years submission. First up is Happy Shrapnel/ Tubal Caine, just need to finish the reverse of the weapons and this one will be finished

Next up is the progress on Morrigun, the main shaping is now finished, just need to add all the extra little details that Clint drew

Have made some small progress on Blackblood, probably due to how much work Mongrol took, but don't regret getting him finished first.

Last up is Nemesis, he won't count towards my entry as I started him before June, but I thought I would include him in the pictures as he makes up part of the warriors story

That's the lot for today, so until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Monday, 11 June 2018

FORGOTTEN HEROES MONGROL

as this model is the size of three individual models, I thought it deserved a post all of his own.
The character of Mongrol started off with a limited vocabulary, which then got less until the point he wouldn't talk at all. This was until his beloved Morigunn died, at which point his mind readjusted and he was able to hold full and intelligent conversations, much to the surprise of his compatriots.

The model was built over a simple wire frame, it still has a couple of details that need to be finished, and I want to clean up some of the panels as well, but pleased with the overall look.

I used Clint Langley's art as the basis, as I felt his rendition was the best.

and here is a scale shot with Mad Ronn for scale

Many thanks to Roger for pushing me on this one, as I would have probably held him to last, as he's such a big daunting figure that I haven't seen a rendition I've liked so far.
Until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Sunday, 10 June 2018

TO PAINT OR NOT TO PAINT

In my recent post I showed some figures that would be perfect additions for my Imperial Assault Jabba's Palace and Cantina, two orders later I've got quite a few denizens for these two places.
Now the models come prepainted, so can easily be used straight away, but I wanted to tie them in with the models I've already painted, so here are the results so far.
First up I found a figure of Dash Rendar which I found the face very soft in detail so had to use the paints to give it definition, but saved me a load of time not having to sculpt my main character, just need to sculpt his robot Leebo

Next up is Ree Yees, I've used the painting they supply as base colouring, which really helped speed up the process

An old favourite of mine is Squidhead

I've also painted up a Dug, as there was one wandering around the palace in the extended version of ROTJ

Had a lot of fun painting this snake creature, he only ever appeared as part of a backshot in the film, but I think he's cool

It would be rude not to have a official IA model in this post and here's a Rodian hired gun, that would be at home in any area on Tatoine

Next post this week will be a Forgotten Heroes update, so until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Friday, 8 June 2018

FORGOTTEN HEROES PART 2

Today I have a progress report on my forgotten heroes project, first up is Hitaki you will see he is mostly finished on the sculpt, just needs some final details and clean ups and then onto painting.

Madd Ronn is also almost finished and just needs some finishing details and clean ups

Happy Shrapnel is progressing well, need to finish the back of his head, make his two pistols, and a few more details are required.

Last of the four Morrigunn, as you can see she is the least completed so far, this is due to having to build her up in lots of layers, but any progress is good progress.

As I have almost finished the build part for the four I intended to enter into this years challenge, I have started two more, Blackblood on the left, and Mongrel on the right. I know Roger was keen on me attempting this one and should keep me busy up until the end of the challenge, but you never know I may end up making a couple more yet.

Until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave

Monday, 4 June 2018

THE FORCE WAS STRONG

This weekend the plan was to, blitz through as much of my Forgotten Heroes project as possible, but the stars aligned with a different plan for me.
On Friday Sarah the children and myself went to the UK games expo in Birmingham, primarily as a scouting mission as we have been invited by the event to attend as a trader.
The children had a great time and even got to be vikings for a little while, the people running the stand seem to have a death wish giving under 10's wooden poles to represent swords, and allowing them to wail away on them, would suggest they would be safer with some LARP swords, would certainly cut back on the bruises.
While we wandered around the stalls I spotted some loose star wars figures that were perfect size for Imperial Assault, and would speed things up with making the denizens of Jabba's Palace

I also found three of the patrons of the cantina  as well

These will all need painting later, but not a high priority as they are already in colour, I might even do some small conversions on some.
After returning home I set about my first post for Forgotten Heroes, and prepared for everything A.B.C. Warriors.
Saturday morning however brought a wonderful surprise from Michael Awdry who had sent me a Han Solo frozen in carbonite, Jabba's most favourite decoration and his palace wouldn't be complete without one. Not only did Michael make this for me, but he painted it to, so another massive THANK YOU ! really put a smile on my face. Just need to pull my finger out and make the palace throne room.

Spurred on by this I have finished 3 members of the band, and on the final details of Max

Have also made the frames for the other 4 band members, the second drummer and three back up singers, once these are all finished will start on other members of the court, does this mean I didn't do much on my A.B.C. Warriors, NO their progressing well and will post an update later in the week dedicated just to them.
Until next time have fun !
Cheers Dave