Droids Custom Lando Skiff: Postmortem

by Bill Cable
on 2019-12-23, 08:34:11

Typically I'd have taken and shared the following awesome photos to include with my For Sale post, but due to my social media black-out ahead of The Rise of Skywalker I had to rush that sale story before I could take them. Thankfully that didn't really hurt sales - I still sold out within one day. But still, I feel compelled to share with the lucky folks who purchased this custom why it's awesome.

First, let's look at the artwork:

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I covered the challenges I encountered with Bib's positioning and the bubble area already, so I won't repeat myself here. I'll say I'm particularly fond of the textures on the walls and ceilings, inspired by the reference set photo, which I was able to create after a bit of experimenting. I also like the shading and details on Lando's metal armor pieces, and the line work throughout is among my strongest. Watering down my ink was absolutely game-changing.

On the back, I composed a bio for Lando, which draws from Han's description of him from Empire Strikes Back. Quality stuff.

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The one thing that truly sets this custom apart from the rest is the bubble. When I requested these from my bubble guy, he asked if I'd be interested in including a little dimple in the bubble for his helmet. I didn't even consider that possible! I was all in favor, and the way he did this was just perfect. The helmet fits perfectly, resting against the coin with the back ridge below the bottom of the coin. And it's sized so precisely that there's little risk of the helmet ever spinning around. Genuinely outstanding work on his part!

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I'd be remiss not to include a shot of the entire run. Nothing else conveys the amount of work I put into these.

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So that's my summary. Thank you to all my loyal supporters who made this project another success. And Merry Christmas to all!

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