Fellow troopers, thanks for the uplifting words! Now, I don't want to show you a pic every time I've painted a part of these figs, but I made good progress (and let my girlfriend take care of our two little girls after dinner
Jules, I deliberately showed b/w pics at first, because the figs were all unpainted. But here's a WIP shot of the painting stage so far. I decided to make my entry for this round of the Yakfinities a Zeltron.
These next two have been on the bench for some time now (like many of my work, haha!), but one of these will be my entry for the Jedidefender custom contest. One of the 30 figs we could make, was a super articulated Rebel Commando (long overdue, Hasblow!). Over at RS, one of the members noticed the Resolute Duke figure is already a great base figure for a Rebel Commando. I picked up his idea and started working on what eventually will be a squad of four Commandos.
I don't know if any of you recall the novelization of ROTJ, but in that novel James Kahn desribes the Rebel Commandos as outlaws, criminals, dubious fellas, but each has a fierce hatred toward the Imps. I ordered a couple of TriGate heads and let me tell ya, the guys over there know how to sculpt! Awesome mean looking heads, perfect for Rebels ready to gut some STs.
Okay, enough with the yadda yadda, here's a pic of the one I'm painting right now, and one that has been accessorized:
Finally a shot of my SW/Killzone Officer. Let me tell ya, I LOVE that Trachta head for this custom (I believe I have another seven or so Trachtas in my fodder bins
). As you can see, I removed his toupet and gave him a healthy looking skin tone, ahem.
(click the thumbs for larger images).
That's it for now, stay tuned for FINISHED pics of the Zeltron and the Rebel Commando, because their deadlines are October 31st