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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Ellenbethsdad » Nov 20 '14

Final highlights then, Vallejo Model Colour Red:


(sorry but I forgot to take a pic of this one!)


and the final highlight of Vallejo Model Colour Vermillion:





I`ll give her a couple of coats of Dullcote to seal the flesh tones and leave them like that for a while. I may well go back and do some pastel work after I get some hair and leather colours done to compare against.


I think I`ll start working on the eyes, teeth and horns next.

Enjoying this one!


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Brian Wilkinson » Nov 20 '14
That looks quite amazing Pete
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Ellenbethsdad » Nov 20 '14

Thanks Brian.

TBH I don`t think the pics are looking to great, I`ll get some better ones at the weekend under natural light and not the 6ft tube in my workshop.

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Gareth James » Nov 24 '14
Looks good already Pete. Not the sort of girl you could take home to meet your mom though.
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Ellenbethsdad » Nov 26 '14

Started to work on her face....all the reference pics I can find show Darth Maul having very distinctive yellow and red eyes which I don`t like, they look like the proverbial pissholes in the snow so I`ve gone different and used a green eye:



Teeth are painted a mix of white and bone white just to tone them down a bit. I think I`ll leave them fresh rather than dirty them down as she looks young to me and who`s to say even though she`s a Sith they don`t have good personal hygiene? !!!

Horns are bone white with a washes of Mig brown and dark then a drybrush of bone white and white just to lighten up the edges:



And I`ve made a start on her leather outfit, blocking out the costume areas with a mix of Vallejo Negro Black and Vandyke Brown:



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Marten Richens » Nov 27 '14
She`s looking fantastic so far Pete. Great work on the horns.
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Ellenbethsdad » Nov 29 '14

Been working on the leather outfit. First up I masked of the contacting flesh areas with tape and fluid:



When the fluid was dry I used a piece of torn up sponge to layer on various shades of umbers and browns in the following sequence:  ( all paints are Windsor and Newton acrylics)


Vandyke Brown, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna and after that she ended up looking like this:






Next up I`ll work on her hair. I`m leaving the metallics on her outfit until last.


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Re: Star Wars Dark Edge

Ellenbethsdad » Dec 1 '14

Hairs done, a wash of Vallejo Game Black Ink then highlighted with shades of lighter black. (got to get some pics).


Then started to think about tattoo. I quiet like the look of her face and the box artwork shows a copy of Mauls tattoo which just doesn`t work for me. I`ve decided to keep her face as it is and have a section of body tattoo. So how to do it?, I did think about a decal but then thought about the times I`ve been under the needle and how they use a transfer with carbon paper to use as an outline.......


Downloaded some suitably looking designs and shrunk them to size:


 


Placed this on the model with some carbon paper underneath and copied the designs, then painted it in with a mixture of black ink and grey/black and ended up with this:





Think I`m going to leave the tattoo`s to the one area of her body, the more I work on her the more she strikes me as being a Sith apprentice who is not very old and is slowly adding more tatattoo`s  to her body suit as her devotion to the dark side grows.....











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Steven Woosey » Dec 1 '14
Crikey, my Holly must be a proper Sith Lord by now, given the number of tattoos she`s got!
Great work on this Pete, can`t wait to see it in the `flesh` .
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Ellenbethsdad » Dec 1 '14

Metallics time.......


I`ve used MIG Pigments in the past with varying success. Using them wet with the thinner for washes usually leaves pools of glistening powder where you don`t want it and brushing them on dry results in pigment all over the kit again where you don`t want it.

I then found this tutorial on youtube:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz0nQzi3Mu4


she does drone on and on but the condensed version is instead of using a brush she uses a small rubber chisel type tool used for shaping clays:



This is a brilliant method of placing pigments!!!, the results are fantastic and you can very easily just "rub" on the pigment exactly where you want it with no overspill. With a bit of tlc you can buff the pigment when you are painting it onto the kit.

Here`s my first results, the metal on her boots:





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