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Yay, I got something done! At the moment, I just have time for some quick paint jobs, but at least it helps me to not completely lose the routine. Here's Tessek, a miniature by West End Games, probably long out of print. I had a Tessek action figure as a kid, and that was the coolest thing ever. Now I have a painted Tessek mini. Maybe not the coolest thing ever, but I'm always happy when I get time to paint (and finish!) something. He's really tiny:
Buried deep in my stash I found an old blister of Star Wars Minis by West End Games - specifically the "Aliens of the Galaxy 2". Right now I'm trying to figure out who they are supposed to represent. I'm pretty sure the guy on the left is called Tessek. I had him as an action figure when I was a kid and he was the coolest thing ever! But the other two? I have no idea. I've never seen them in the movies. The devil and E.T.? 🤔 Thanks for your help, maybe the wisdom of this forum can shed a light on their identities?
A while back there was interest in my rendition of the legendary villain Darth Vader. All too easy. I'm not trying to go overboard with these charming Grenadier minis in terms of time commitment. Instead, I'm aiming for a clean tabletop look to keep them fast and fun between more involved projects. That said, it is Darth Vader and he was begging for some OSL with his pose. Who am I to disappoint the Dark Lord of the Sith? I speed-painted the OSL and, while it isn't perfect, it was great practice and helped boost my confidence with the technique. of the several pics I took this one really makes that lightsaber shine, so I went with the awkward side shot to highlight the effect. Other than the OSL the challenge was yet more black to paint. I tried to use differences in highlighting to emphasize the different textures for more visual appeal. While typically not too tough to do, the very small size of this miniature relative to what I normally work with made it a challenge. There is at least one other sculpt of Vader from the line, and I actually have another of these, so expect to see more of him. Yoda on deck, he is!
R2D2 and C3PO surely need no introduction. These are from the long defunct Grenadier Miniatures Star Wars line. I went on a kick a while back and bought up most of the line (which really has fantastic variety). of them I have completed a handful as a fun interlude to more serious painting. I completed this pair, who are arguably the most iconic duo in science fiction media, after learning the actor who portrayed R2D2 had passed away.