Thursday, 13 June 2013

You're my only hope

'This is our most desperate hour. Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope'.

A little break up from Warhammer for a change :)

This is the 72mm. model by Knightmodels, purchased before they dropped the Star Wars license. Gorgeous sculpt, as usual. If only my skills were up to it...

Ewan McKenobi
I painted this some time ago (some years in fact!) and it was my very first attempt of painting sourced light on clothes and skin. I was a little bit lost at the beginning, but the only way to learn is making mistakes!

Don't you smell like... burnt hair?
I didn't want to overdo the light effect. At the moment I was reasonably satisfied, but now I see it again and I find all the mistakes I made (well, I find some of them, I haven't learned about the rest...). The light transitions are too rough, the model needs more reflected light, smoother transitions and definitely more shades.

All the upper part needs blue everywhere
In spite of all that, I still find the model really, really great. It is on my shelf, waiting for me finding the skills (and courage) to repaint it properly.

One day. I hope that not far, far away...

4 comments:

  1. Great characters , i like , and great paint on this .
    Greetings
    Vincent

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    1. Thanks! I love the model, but I still have to learn a lot!

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  2. Un gran trabajo Suber, una mini de estas dimensiones tienen su trabajo, yo de por sí, aun no me atrevo con ellas.
    Un saludo.

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    1. ¡Gracias! La escala 72mm requiere mucha atención a los detalles, tiene su truco, me falta mucho todavía para manejarme con soltura.

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