STAR WARS is a never ending source of ideas for Modelling projects and for me personally it's one of the best scifi universes ever created... So thinking on Star Wars miniatures I always wanted to have one Master Yoda but the choices that I'm familiar with are not in a scale that interests me... the thing is my knowledge of old school Star Wars miniatures was limited and I was not aware of what has been done in the past... Ignorant about the force I was :)
So my new friends over the UK have huge collection of miniatures and guess what!? They have incredible collections of old Star Wars books, Art books, RPG's and Star Wars miniatures from a company I never heard before West Wind Games... They had every single miniature, I was in heaven! The scale is 20mm and yoda is like 15mm PERFECT, thats exactly what I'm looking for.
My friends not only had every single mini but they had several doubles or triples of the same minis so you can imagine how big the collections are but what was really mind-blowing is that they actually gifted me with one of the super rare little Yoda! How cool was that? This was the starting point for my next Painting project.
Looking at the mini pose I immediately imagined him on his home planet Dagobah teaching luke how to use the force by lifting the shuttle from the swamp… That will be my little diorama theme:
"For my ally is the Force."
Check the Youtube video for one of the most coolest Yoda moments.
So I started sculpting one little base for my Master Yoda with the Greenstuff leftovers from my commissions and the result so far is this...
The scale and the detail is terrific, specially for such an old miniature. It's going to be a challenge to paint this one.