As a long time lurker this build is a great opportunity to reintroduce myself to a much younger me, of old…?? Doesn’t make sense but I hope you catch my drift. More importantly though, it’s also an opp to roll my sleeves up and join along the fun with some builders I’ve long respected.
So my build is the character Ra from the film Stargate, and despite the film not being a personal fave, the production design was still gorgeous. The character of Ra in particular. Given my time away from this hobby—and my forthcoming schedule—there won’t be an attempt for anything more complex (lights, diorama, etc..). Just the kit, so I hope that’s okay to do for this build.
I chose this kit from my stash since it appears to be simpler to complete. However, the universe has a way of thwarting expectations, so my head will remain on a swivel (sort to speak) and constantly on the lookout for whatever the old hag will be throwing at me (i.e. cementing mishaps, painting blunders, market crashes and whatever other anvils come falling out of the sky). Provided that my confidence and motivation aren’t crushed along the way, the tour de force will be capturing the varied metallic surfaces on Ra’s elaborate garb… which may employ some leafing techniques. Me hopes anyway.
Either by victory or failure I’m still stoked to be back at the bench.
1 attached image. Click to enlarge.