Wednesday, 17 January 2018

From Barks: Star Wars heroes (20 points)

You may be relieved to hear this is currently my last planned Star Wars Post this Challenge! I’m finishing with the latest bunch of heroes from Imperial Assault, and I quite like them.

Firstest with the mostest is fan favourite Ahsoka Tano. She first appeared as an annoying young teen and Anakin Skywalker’s protégée in the Clone Wars animated series. She (and the series) later improved and matured, culminating in her breaking with the Jedi path having been accused of a crime she didn’t commit. She returned in the Rebels series as a grown woman, and it is this aspect of her that I have painted. She senses something familiar about Darth Vader...

She was great fun to paint. She’s got an interesting colour palette, and some fine details on her front armour. Her head tails look better than they do in the blown-up images. She carries white lightsabers (in that distinctive but questionable dual backhand grip), which I painted a very pale glowing grey and I think came out OK. I decided not to do any significant OSL, as I struggle with just white and paler surfaces.



I didn’t feel so enthused by the next hero, Jarrod Kelvin. He strikes me as an impractical Wolverine-wannabe.

In contrast, I do like Ko-Tun Feralo. She seems an eminently practical Rebel.


Finally, I love Drokkatta. Consensus is that she’s female, and I’m not going to question a Wookie demolitions expert. With her wacky goggles, grenade launcher and thermal detonators, I can’t wait to get her into battle.

4x 28mm figures

From Ray

I for one am gutted this is possibly your last Star Wars entry into the Challenge. Get that fat wallet out and buy more please!!!
I think your right about the back-handed grip of Ahsoka Tano, looks a little dangerous to me, you don't wanna get that lightsabre too close to your own butt when trying to fight. Jarred Kelvin is a tad brown after the colour explosion on Tano, I have to admit. I wouldn't wanna meet Ko-Tun Feralo in a dark alley either!
But I think everyone's favourite will be Drokkatta the female (?) Wookie! Top brushwork ol' boy!

4 x 28mm figures gives you a total of 20 points!

29 comments:

  1. Great Figures Drokkatta is the the Bomb! great job.

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  2. Very good painting job, I speciall like the Drokkatta

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  3. That is a fantastic parting shot of Imperial Assault, Barks! Ashoka is the star of the lineup. Dangerous pose aside, she is wonderfully detailed!
    I agree with the wolverine wannabe, there can be only one old man Logan and he definitely isnt, but you didn't go half way on the paintjob!
    Ko-tun looks to be very capable and used to being da boss too!
    Drokkatta is my favorite, a wookie with goggles and explosives! She sounds like a lot of fun! I will look forward to adding her to my wookie strike team!
    Shouldn't Ray give you extra points for a female wookie? That is technically a she-bear! ;)

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    1. Once we get the mind bleach to remove the image of David having "fun" with a female wookie explosives expert, maybe Ray can tag this for Sarah's choice given the female characters.

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    2. Thanks, David! I will offer this to the Lady Sarah!

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  4. Very cool! These must be some of the figures from one of the new expansions. I really like your job on the wookie's glasses, they look great.

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    1. Thanks, Jeremy- it’s a trick I’ve used a few times now, with fluoro yellow paint and a green wash.

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  5. Nice work Barks, I like the lass with the striped fox-thing on her head. I for one do not plan to risk my life and limb determining the sex of a wookie, but she looks mighty fine too.

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    1. I think the males have deeper voices.

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  6. Wow they look great really nice work

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  7. Lovely work! The wookie is especially fine!
    Best Iain

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  8. Very nice stuff! You‘ve certainly managed to capture that SW look and feel with this bunch.

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  9. At least there'll be no more temptation for me to get this game!

    Great stuff Barks, Tano and the wookie are my favourite, very nice highlighting on the wookie.

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    1. The temptation will continue as Barks has handed off the Imperial Assault duties to Jeremy. You might as well succumb and just go out and get a copy. :)

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    2. Both Jeremy and the Snowlord Himself are spreading the love- join us...

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  10. Wonderful additions to your impressive collection Barks. I really like your take on Tano as I like the brighter palette. Drokkatta is awesome as well (love the goggles) and simply for being a kick-ass female Wookie with a penchant for explosives.

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    1. Thanks, Curt- Drokkatta is way too cool.

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  11. Love these Barks - particularly the wookie grenadier lady and Ahsoka Tano

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    1. Thanks, Phyllion, they’re my favorites too.

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