Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Master Blaster

I got a start on my second Space Bunny Arts figure today... the roguish "Sola Haru".  Another crisp, characterful sculpt from SBA, but initially I was puzzled by her fairly generic handguns.  Plain boxy bodies, round barrels; oddly not up to the standard of the rest of the sculpt...?

And then I realized... they're that way for a reason.  You're supposed to do things to them.  And so I chose the obvious route, making them look as much like a certain space smuggler's iconic pistol as possible.  Some fussy work, and bits from my trusty 1:700 Soviet navy spare parts sprue, and voila:




Obviously, you could easily go a different route.  Perhaps something more Western-inspired, or stubby and ugly-looking.  Sometimes with an off-the-shelf figure, "less is more"...

8 comments:

  1. You nailed it! I don't think you could have gone any other way! :P

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    1. I know I just finished a Firefly set, but this figure could easily be taken in a more "Malcolm Reynolds" direction.

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  2. Wonderful how you changed something you didn't like to something that looks almost perfect.

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  3. That must have been some very fiddly work. But it is gorgeous. I also like whatever is happening on that base.

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    1. Just your standard sci-fi industrial trip hazards ;)

      Thank for comments people... this one might be a while finishing because summer is a busy time. Happy painting in the good natural light, everyone :D

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