Thursday, February 2, 2017

Luke Skywalker Jedi Knight




I just wanted to share a couple pictures I just took of the new miniature for Luke Skywalker for Star Wars Imperial Assault

This is the first variant miniature that Fantasy Flight Games has produced for a named Star Wars character -- that is to say, after releasing a young Skywalker with the original set ("Luke Skywalker, Hero of the Rebellion") in 2014, they have now produced his mature self ("Luke Skywalker, Jedi Knight"). Let's hope more are on the way (ahem, Princess Leia, cough, cough).


The Original Luke miniature

I'm normally bad at painting faces to look like real people, but for some reason I'm happy with the way that Luke turned out. It is a testimony to the fine work of the miniature sculptor, Thomas Sincich. Although it's a simple sculpt, the figure has lots of dynamism and energy. My only complaint (as usual) is the bendy lightsaber, so I replaced the plastic original with a thin, straight length of copper wire.


Does he look ready to take on the Rancor?



Thanks for stopping by, and stay tuned for more Star Wars miniatures soon...



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    1. I'm glad you went in for Jabba's Realm. I think its a pretty solid expansion. I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts on it.

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  2. Oh, once again I'm in this part of galaxy:)
    Great work!

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    1. It's a good part of the galaxy, isn't it.

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  3. Love that face and the lighting effects on the saber are sweet!

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  5. Excellent painting ! Is this the power of the Force ?

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    1. I haven't yet tried to paint with my eyes closed, so I don't think I'm one with the Force yet.

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  6. Nice take on that face. The lightsaber is a win!

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    1. Thanks Suber! Your own Imperial Assault work is always a big inspiration for me.

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  7. Lovely saber. I should replace some of mine with wire as well.

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    1. Yes, now that I've started using wire, I regret not doing it for my earlier Imperial Assault minis like Vader.

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  8. Great work! Love it. I'm Working on some of the old Grenadier Princess Leia models right now. Slow progress, though. Taking my time. Have to do Carrie justice.

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    1. I really can't wait to see what you do with her. Glad you are taking your time to do it right.

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  9. To answer your question, he does look ready to face the Rancor. First rate.

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