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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Ellenbethsdad » Nov 15 '14

Ok competition time and after browsing the shelves I`ve chosen to work on this:



A female inspired Darth Maul character. Should be a nice paint job to tackle with the red colour scheme and shading and also the difficult face tattoo.

Kit parts:



Face sculpt and detail:



Really nice arm and dual lightsaber detailing:



Back details, the hair is sculpted particularly well:



The castings look to be very good with minimal seam lines and no flash at all (makes a bloody change!) so I`ll give her a wash and see what happens.

Stay tuned!


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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Marten Richens » Nov 16 '14
Hi Pete


She looks like she`s gonna be a belter. I look forward to following the build and seeing the end result. Just make sure you don`t spend too much time washing those buttocks!

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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Alun » Nov 16 '14
That looks like it`s going to be an amazing build.  Casting looks faultless!


Lots of opportunity for some fun with the painting.


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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Ellenbethsdad » Nov 17 '14

So here she is built up:



There is absolutely no surface area to glue her to the base on as only the toe of one boot touches the base so I drilled the boot and glued in a piece of steel rod, drilling at an acute angle so she stands upright on the base:



A small repair is needed where the upper and lower leg joins:



Also a small amount of filler is needed on the two arm/ shoulder joints:




First coat of primer to detect any further imperfections and see how my repairs have blended in. I have gone with a black primer because it will make a good base colour for the metallic and leathers of her costume and I`ll be working dark to light on the flesh tones.





First coat of red, Vallejo Model Colour Black Red:



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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Ellenbethsdad » Nov 18 '14

2nd coat of shadow colour, Vallejo Model Colour Burnt Cad. Red:



3rd shadow Vallejo Game Colour Scar Red:



Next I`ll start to add the highlights as I`m pretty happy to live this as the shadow colour now.


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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Eric Moore » Nov 18 '14

Looking smart already!


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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Ellenbethsdad » Nov 19 '14

Start of the highlights, first colour Vallejo Model Colour Carmine Red:



A shot of the rear which shows the colours nicely:



2nd highlight Vallejo Model Colour Flat Red:



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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Ellenbethsdad » Nov 20 '14
My mind is starting to mull over tattoo designs, I`m undecided what to do, shall I do just her face or think about a full bodysuit?.....suggestions please!<br />
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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Alun » Nov 20 '14
That`s a lot of colours going on and it really builds nicely.  All airbrushing so far I assume?


Had a look at the pictures and the idea of a full body tattoo.  There is a lot of bare flesh showing and having the tattoo extend right down (not necessarily all over but in areas) would really look stunning. My only other thought is whether this might blend with the clothing (such as it is) as in the boxart it is quite dark.  If the clothing was more a brown leather then it might distinguish it from the body art?


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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Ellenbethsdad » Nov 20 '14
Yes all airbrush so far, I`ll be reverting to hand brush on the clothing and metallics arms.
Full bodysuits......interesting idea.
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