Saturday, 2 March 2019

From Barks: Star Wars Saturday! (25 points)

Now that I've finished Pinkstone Fortress, I'm relieved to move on to my staple Challenge Star Wars diet.

Death Troopers were one of the cool things to come out of Rogue One- Stormtroopers who were actually menacing again. I thought I'd be able to get away with a bit of drybrushing, but wound up being more satisfied with some edge highlights in light grey. Thankfully, there's only four of them.


I'm a bit of a fan of Grand Admiral Thrawn. A pragmatic thinker, a devestating opponent, an appreciator of art, a commander who cares for his men, a non-Force-user, and a senior officer who has defied the systemic xenophobia in the Empire. He was fun to paint as well.


5 figures, 25 points.
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Well, some more fine work from the Star Wars universe - indeed, as Barks as noted in the appropriate title for his post, this is a "Star Wars Saturday".  

Sadly, I must confess that the force is weak with me - "Death troopers" are a whole new thing to me, although they certainly look menacing. Stormtroopers who are "actually menacing" - that would be terrifying to the universe, wouldn't it?

Thrawn is another character I have heard and seen references to, but never understood or followed closely.  But I quite enjoy your description of him! Some blend of Renaissance Man, Imperial warships and a unique tint...your painting captures your description of him well.  He looks to be contemplating something rather deep, if non-force related.

That is fine, fine brushwork all around. Highlighting something that is mostly black is always tricky, and highlighting a fellow in a crisp white uniform - why, that is even trickier in some ways! 25 points well-earned!

Greg

20 comments:

  1. Well done, Barks, the Death Troopers look the business alright - and the Admiral's tropical uniform is splendid!

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    1. I’m picturing a safari suit and pith helmet and baggy shorts now...

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  2. I really like that blue skin, fantastic job.

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    1. Thanks, John- it was originally darker, and I’m glad I redid the highlights to make it lighter.

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  3. Great looking death troopers and the blue skinned admiral is ace!
    Best Iain

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  4. Barks continues to lead with outstanding flesh tones!

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    1. Thanks, Robert; it was a cartoony sculpt which helps the painting process along.

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  5. Love these guys. Thrawn is one of my favourite SW characters as well. I was so happy when they made his character canon.

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    1. I was a bit surprised they didn’t bring in his force-neutralising lizard pets.

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  6. Great stuff - this does make it harder to resist the siren call of the Star Wars games!

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    1. More coming this weekend! There is a bit of a glut.

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