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Luke and Yoda

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Luke Skywalker
Luke starts out in life as a moisture farmer, living with his Aunt and Uncle. After he finds two droids, C-3PO and R2-D2, he meets Obi Wan Kenobi who starts to teach him the ways of the Jedi and eventually becomes an important figure in the Rebel Alliance, leading the struggle against the Galactic Empire.
As the son of former Queen of Naboo and Republic Senator Padme Amidala and her husband, Anakin Skywalker—a fallen Jedi also known as the Sith Lord Darth Vader—Luke is born to a family deeply powerful in the Force. He is also the fraternal twin brother of Princess Leia Organa of the planet Alderaan, foster daughter of Senator Bail Organa and a leader of the Rebellion who recruited her brother into the cause.
Yoda was one of the most renowned and powerful Jedi Masters in galactic history, who was known for his legendary wisdom, mastery of the Force and skills in lightsaber combat. Yoda served as a member of the Jedi High Council in the last centuries of the Galactic Republic and reigned as Grand Master of the Jedi Order before, during and after the devastating Clone Wars. Following the Battle of Geonosis Yoda held the title of Master of the Order in addition to that of Grand Master.
The Grand Master was among the few Jedi to survive Emperor Palpatine's Great Jedi Purge, after the beginning of which, he went into exile on the swamp planet of Dagobah.
The Model
Luke Skywalker undergoes rigorous Jedi training on the planet Dagobah with Jedi Master Yoda.
Knight Models 70mm vignette. Painted with Vallejo acrylics.
Base coat is block painted for the flesh areas. I then paint the eyes, as its easier to correct any mistakes at this stage. The next stage is the lowlights, for which I tend to use a darker flesh tone diluted to the consistency of milk. Highlights are done the same way.
Clothes and other parts are done the same way. I finish off by adding a wash of Burn't Umber, or Raw Sienna to the whole thing, which adds some depth and blends it all together.
I don't really follow any hard or fast rule when painting figures,as I just go with what feels right, and slap paint on it till I get the desired effect lol.
Tree and leaves added, as the base only has a tree stump included.
Some text extracted from Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
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About the Author

About Andy Brazier (betheyn)

I started modelling in the 70's with my Dad building Airfix aircraft kits. The memory of my Dad and I building and painting a Avro Lancaster on the kitchen table will always be with me. I then found a friend who enjoyed building models, and between us I think we built the entire range of 1/72 Airfi...


Nice one Andy! I must try your "slap the paint on" technique! The results are great! All the best Rowan
JUL 04, 2010 - 08:21 PM