Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ketwol (Pacithhip Asteroid Prospector)

Ketwol is an asteroid prospector and part-time scout. He can often be found in seedy spaceports attempting to sell precious ores and metals. An enemy of the Empire, Ketwol has secretly provided materials and information to the Rebel Alliance.

Parts: Head (Ketwol), Torso (Ketwol), Arms (Ketwol), Legs (Ketwol), Coat (Ketwol), Pants (Ketwol).

Supplies: X-Acto knife, super glue, file or emery board, brushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: Photo stills from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

Step One: My reference picture shows Ketwol's horns angled upward, rather than the way the figure had them. I modified his horns by cutting them off and gluing them back on at a more accurate angle. A little sanding was required for them to look natural.

Step Two: The pants have way too much detail not to have a better paint job. I removed the pants from Ketwol's mechanical legs and painted a bit of detail on them. I made the upper parts darker brown and made the kneepads and belt buckle aluminum. The color scheme here is really a matter of preference.

Step Three: I did not make any major changes to the rest of the color scheme, I simply dry-brushed a bit of "dirt" and "sand" colors over his clothing.

Step Four: When dry, I applied a coat of Testors Dull-Cote to protect the paint and remove the shiny appearance.

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