Monday, 21 April 2014

Darth Vader

Ha! For sure you expected an 'I am your father' or something for the title! Yeah, I know, I'm that predictable, that's why I have just said the name of the evilest among the evils, the infamous lord of the Sith. Ladies and gentlemen, with all of you... Daaaarth Vaaader!

Err... Not a great introduction, I guess
Once again this is a 72mm. miniature by Knightmodels. You can bet that if the licence was not profitable, it was not my fault!

Easy thing this time, black priming and then for the textures
I worked on greyscales for the pants and leather in general, and black and dark blue for the cloak, armour and  the rest of the clothes.

You can't see a thing here, but you get the idea
Maybe a little better here
Now the Force allows you to see some more...
The pose is great, but the mini has a main design flaw in my opinion, the lightsaber. At some moment you will have to stick a metal bar into the tiny end of the hilt. I really believe the whole lightsaber should be made in one piece.

It looks like I'm a rock star with my micro
I tried to kinda show the light effects coming from the lightsaber on the robes, armour and even slightly on the floor.

I just said 'I tried'
Then it came the dreadful moment. A drop of superglue and just a whisper... 'May the Force be with you...'

It works! Imperial March sounding from the back...
Hey, you thought I would not be able to achieve it? 'I find your lack of faith disturbing'.

The guy deserves a better final pic, doesn't he? Here you have:

Hhhh-khhhhh... Hhhh-khhhhh
Wow! This has been the last of the Knightmodels Star Wars range mini I had! (I still have more stuff from this company, just not SW). The minis are truly lovely, believe me. I have seen some online retailers that still have some minis in their stocks, so I don't refuse the thought of purchasing some more stuff.

But for the moment this is it, I still have too many different pending projects, as usual. Later this week you will begin to see one of them... ;)

8 comments:

  1. Mate I love this.... Especially the awesome red lighting effect!!

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  2. Nice execution especially the OSL

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  3. Hehe, thank you all! I really enjoyed this one. I'm not satisfied with the lights, but this is all I can achieve in my amateuriness...

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  4. Me da penica que el sable parezca doblado... no podían poner algo más rígido?

    Por lo demás un gran trabajo!

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    1. El sable es el punto débil de esta mini, me pasa exactamente lo mismo con la de Obi-Wan. Intenté enderezarlo y pegarlo bien, pero es harto complicado. :-/

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  5. great job, excellent light effects, each new work of you is better than previous, i cant imagine where are your limit. Congratulations

    P.D. the lightsaber piece is a shame for the company.

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    1. Thank you very much! I believe a lightsaber & fist single piece would make much more sense, the actual piece is too weak. Anycase, the model is superb, that always helps :)

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