My latest vintage toy repaint, a 1950s Louis Marx Toys wooly mammoth, photographed in the first day of snow in Kitimat, BC, December 8, 2918. (Normally we get snow in the first week of November not the second week of December)
When I decided that I needed a non-work related creative outlet (I am a professional photographer and writer) I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. Then I saw a display of Hasbro Star Wars Command figures in a local drugstore. I immediately recognized that 1)the figures are cheap– something that is important when you are retired 2)the figures are 54mm or 1/32 scale a standard for military miniatures and 3)the plastic figures can be easily customized (which is part of my long term plans)
So this is my first crack at a Star Wars Command miniature. The detailing is a little ragged in some parts but overall it works– at least in the long shots, if not the closeups. Learning from experience the next figures will have better detailing.
I am using the standard military miniature painting and dipping techniques that I found online. Once I get a little better at it, I will add “how I did it” information to my posts.
Photography I am using my Sony Alpha 77 camera with the Sony 100mm macro lens. Figure placed on a sheet of white poster board and shot using sunlight coming through a window.