Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Samish Hennig (Human SAR Specialist)

Samish Hennig is a Search & Rescue specialist assigned to the New Republic light cruiser Defiance, in support of Rogue Squadron. He usually works with SAR pilot Elver Bidnitt. While on duty, he is always dressed in his EV suit, so that he can respond quickly when called upon. The EV suit enables him to exit his shuttle and "spacewalk" to a point where he can retrieve an injured pilot.

Parts: Head (Carlo from Battlefield Earth), Torso (Space Force figure), Arms (Space Force figure), Legs (Space Force figure), Helmet (Space Force figure).

Supplies: X-acto knife, super glue, paintbrushes, Testors paints and Testors Dull-Cote.

Reference: I created this figure based on references to similar characters in various Rogue Squadron books and comics.

Step One: I began by swapping the existing head with the new one. This was done differently than I usually do it, becuase the Carlo head required a different type of post. I cut the original post off the Carlo figure and super glued it to the Space Force figure. I then attached the new head to the post.

Step Two: The hair was touched up with brown paint. The EV suit was painted yellow and black. It was then drybrushed with almost every "dirty" or "greasy" looking color I could find. The suit is intended to be a functional piece of equipment that can take an incredible beating, so I wanted it to look like it had.

Step Three: The helmet was actually the original head from the base figure. It doesn't fit on the head very well, but I'm not really planning to have him wear it anyway. It was painted to match the rest of the EV suit.

Step Four: Finally, I applied a light coat of Testors Dull-Cote to seal the paint and reduce any shine.

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