Saturday, 27 May 2017

It's half term.

Which means this is happening:

It also means that I'll be trying to do something geeky. I still cant even begin to contemplate anything 40k, its been so long, I'm not liking any of the recent releases and i'm likely a whole 2 editions behind. The churn of their need to shift product to sustain the size of company they have become is something I just cant keep up with and at this point I've no desire to.

what I have done, and light post about, is build a couple more of the star wars model kits, and buy a few more of the 6" figures to indulge my modelling/modifying and photographing urges.

Examples from a recent photography and photoshopping session can be seen below, with more to come If weather, time and energy allow..

as well as photoshopping lightsabers here, I was trying to get the right colour balance form the film I remember, I might have gone too far..

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Had a spare day to play with some toys!

Well, play..

I'm still here, still alive, and still working 60+ hour weeks. so while i'm getting a little gaming in on my PC (played a little for Honor and a little of the ghost recon beta) I'm not army building. I haven't really painted a "mini" since last summer, but I have got a few Star Wars figure customs and repaints if those are of interest to anyone.
These are what the heads of these models look like out of the box, plain plastic. its such a shame as the sculpts are really good likenesses.

after a little paint, they really come to life, so I find I have to do this with each one.

This Jango Fett head helped a clone trooper come to life as helmetless

and Luke and Han are looking much more themselves now.

Of course all this repainting then sets me thinking. this is a "Guavian Death Gang" member, you might remember them as the red dudes that boarded Han's ship then got eaten by Rathtars in the Force Awakens. unsurprisingly this 6" toy didn't sell well as they are in the film 3 minutes and all they do is get eaten.

So forbidden planet had them on sale. I bought a couple.

I bought a 3rd party ebay head or two, and went to work. behold - a Duros bounty hunter.

and how he started.

and with a donor gun.

well that started something. I had a spare Jango fett (also cheap, also not selling well it seems)

So I set about making my own mandalorian.

Helmeted and helmetless (its removable) and again with custom guns.

This last head also found a place on a second Guavian body..

 So you can see my brushes haven't been totally Idle. I don't really have a use for these other than to pop them on a shelf, but since that's whats been happening to my gaming miniatures these days anyway - whats the diff?

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