Saturday, 10 December 2016

Master Kenobi... you again...

A quick break today until I start new projects. I had this Obi Wan Kenobi from KnightModels awaiting  for some months. I made a quick job on the mini, one of these things you need to do to take some fresh air and get  the feeling of doing actual progress on something.

I don't realize how awful my pics are until I see stuff like this
Pretty straightforward paintjob, standard colours and a little mandatory OSL for the lightsaber.

I should take more risks and make more (and larger) layers. For now this is it.
It's not the first time I paint an Obi Wan, some years ago I showed the 72mm Kenobi, also from Knightmodels. I solemnly regret not hoarding the whole 30mm ranges when KnightModels released them, but I didn't expect them to drop the license so abruptly. Finding these minis (for a reasonable price) today is quite a challenge, but I take a look on the internet from time to time.

For the moment I think I'll use him for Imperial Assault, here you have a couple of scale comparison shots:

Seriously, man, I thought we had got over this
One day you fight along them, the next day you fight against them
They are totally into the same scale, so it's a deal. That's another reason why I took this quick paintjob on the mini (one night's work), I was thinking more in having a tabletop ready mini than any other thing. I know some people playing the old WEG game, so I'm in fact curious about the possibilities. Shamefully the old 25mm minis don't match these new 30mm ones (or the other way back, you know), but anyway I'd like to have a look at the game and run a few skirmishes.
Ahhh, all in due time...
For the moment I'm just keeping my mood up for next week's Rogue One release :P

20 comments:

  1. Fantastic model and beautiful painting!
    A love star wars:)

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    1. Thanks! I love the pose of the model, menacing in all its serenity :)

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    1. Thanks! The sculpt is wonderful and the palette is quite simple, so it was a win!

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  3. Lovely work Suber he fits in nicely with the imperial assault figures quite well.

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    1. Thank you! He does ideed, but the problema is that now I feel the urge to eBay more stuff... :S

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  4. Looking good! Nice work on the OS lighting.

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    1. Thanks! I'm not totally happy, but that's the perfect excuse to get more people with lightsabers! :D

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  5. He looks really good and the lightsaber is exceptional.

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    1. Thank you! The lightsaber is but a cheap trick, just white priming and blue washes all over, from the hilt to the tip, glad you like it :)

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  6. Obi is Wan awesome paint job (groan I know right, lame joke heh heh). Nice one Suber ... super OSL stuff too.

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    1. Hahaha, glad you like Obi Kenobi, WANnabe Jedi :D

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    1. Thank you! I've been looking for more models on eBay for the last couple of days, but passed my sanity check and let it go :D

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  8. A great subject and a wonderful job!

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    1. Merci! :) It was but a quick job between larger projects; this kind of thing is necessary from time to time...

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  9. "one of these things you need to do to take some fresh air and get the feeling of doing actual progress on something."

    Oh god, that feeling. I have a unit of samey troops to finish soon and I'm tempted to set them aside for a bit to do an unrelated one-off, even though I really should get them done.

    Great Obi-Wan. I love his "samurai" pose, and the stark OSL you used is very dramatic.

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    1. Hehe, that's exactly the feeling, when your progress is soo slow (or the numbers of what you are painting are so absurdly high) that you don't get to see actual progress, even if there is. From time to time you need to do things like this and have at least the smallest sensation of closure.
      Thanks, glad you like it! :)

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  10. I just saw this now -- how did I miss it? Fantastic job, as always, Suber. Kenobi's in such a kick-ass pose. Clapclapclap

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    1. Haha, thank you! It's an unexpected joy to find a comment some time later! :D
      Those Knightmodels minis were so cool. If only I could find them (at a decent price...) sigh...

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