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After seeing the card at yesterday's preview, I just had to sit down today and try to paint one of my Z-95. Here's the result:

NDru-Suhlak-1.jpg

NDru-Suhlak-2.jpg

 

I know there are many, more skilled painters here, has anyone else done it yet?

 

And here's the corresponding card:

ndru-suhlak.png

 

I am getting some major Don Carnage Sky Pirate vibes from that thing.  Hopefully someone out there is old enough to remember Tailspin...

 

Does anyone know his species?

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That looks freaking epic. Nicely done.

 

I have a friend who is a pro painter who owes me one, so I may have her do one up for me. It is just to amazing to not have on the field.

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After seeing the card at yesterday's preview, I just had to sit down today and try to paint one of my Z-95. Here's the result:

NDru-Suhlak-1.jpg

NDru-Suhlak-2.jpg

 

I know there are many, more skilled painters here, has anyone else done it yet?

 

And here's the corresponding card:

ndru-suhlak.png

 

I am getting some major Don Carnage Sky Pirate vibes from that thing.  Hopefully someone out there is old enough to remember Tailspin...

 

Does anyone know his species?

 

 

when was the last time you watched tailspin? was it recent enough to notice it's nearly blatant similarities to star wars?

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After seeing the card at yesterday's preview, I just had to sit down today and try to paint one of my Z-95. Here's the result:

NDru-Suhlak-1.jpg

NDru-Suhlak-2.jpg

 

I know there are many, more skilled painters here, has anyone else done it yet?

 

And here's the corresponding card:

ndru-suhlak.png

 

I am getting some major Don Carnage Sky Pirate vibes from that thing.  Hopefully someone out there is old enough to remember Tailspin...

 

Does anyone know his species?

 

 

when was the last time you watched tailspin? was it recent enough to notice it's nearly blatant similarities to star wars?

 

Ironically I have been rewatching the Talespin DVDs just this week, so I was super stoked to see a reference.  And yes there are a lot of nods to Star Wars and many other classic cinema in it.  I was just telling my wife that Disney should make a live action version of Talespin.  That would be cool. Maybe.   :)  Anyway as far as the OP goes, I think you did a good job with the repaint.  Not super crisp, but a good attempt.  Well done.

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I am getting some major Don Carnage Sky Pirate vibes from that thing.  Hopefully someone out there is old enough to remember Tailspin...

 

Does anyone know his species?

 

Did a bit of research. Appears that N'dru Suhlak is human. Says so on the german Jedipedia as well as indicated by the vague description in the book 'Slave Ship' where he makes his first appearance.

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After seeing the card at yesterday's preview, I just had to sit down today and try to paint one of my Z-95. Here's the result:

 

 

 

I know there are many, more skilled painters here, has anyone else done it yet?

 

And here's the corresponding card:

 

 

I am getting some major Don Carnage Sky Pirate vibes from that thing.  Hopefully someone out there is old enough to remember Tailspin...

 

Does anyone know his species?

 

 

when was the last time you watched tailspin? was it recent enough to notice it's nearly blatant similarities to star wars?

 

 

It's been over 15 years - but I did show a still of it in a lecture I did in Kiev in February.  I was making a point about subtle stereotyping and propaganda in children's shows.  You have a beautiful, colourful, and diverse collection of creatures in Cape Suzette (the USA analogue), and the Russian analogue is a cold dreary land full of bumbling boars who all dress the same.  Most of them had never heard of it, and they found it really funny.

 

 

 

 

After seeing the card at yesterday's preview, I just had to sit down today and try to paint one of my Z-95. Here's the result:

 

 

 

I know there are many, more skilled painters here, has anyone else done it yet?

 

And here's the corresponding card:

 

 

I am getting some major Don Carnage Sky Pirate vibes from that thing.  Hopefully someone out there is old enough to remember Tailspin...

 

Does anyone know his species?

 

 

when was the last time you watched tailspin? was it recent enough to notice it's nearly blatant similarities to star wars?

 

Ironically I have been rewatching the Talespin DVDs just this week, so I was super stoked to see a reference.  And yes there are a lot of nods to Star Wars and many other classic cinema in it.  I was just telling my wife that Disney should make a live action version of Talespin.  That would be cool. Maybe.   :)  Anyway as far as the OP goes, I think you did a good job with the repaint.  Not super crisp, but a good attempt.  Well done.

 

 

Funny you should mention a live action version, because I'm pretty sure the creators of Tailspin were probably big fans of:

 

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I am getting some major Don Carnage Sky Pirate vibes from that thing.  Hopefully someone out there is old enough to remember Tailspin...

 

Does anyone know his species?

 

Did a bit of research. Appears that N'dru Suhlak is human. Says so on the german Jedipedia as well as indicated by the vague description in the book 'Slave Ship' where he makes his first appearance.

 

 

Thanks Sable.  You're a good egg.

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I am getting some major Don Carnage Sky Pirate vibes from that thing.  Hopefully someone out there is old enough to remember Tailspin...

 

Does anyone know his species?

 

 

when was the last time you watched tailspin? was it recent enough to notice it's nearly blatant similarities to star wars?

 

Ironically I have been rewatching the Talespin DVDs just this week, so I was super stoked to see a reference.  And yes there are a lot of nods to Star Wars and many other classic cinema in it.  I was just telling my wife that Disney should make a live action version of Talespin.  That would be cool. Maybe.   :)  Anyway as far as the OP goes, I think you did a good job with the repaint.  Not super crisp, but a good attempt.  Well done.

 

 

I had no clue what you guys were talking about until I searched for TaleSpin - turns out I do know, just didn't know what it was. The show had a *slightly* longer name in Germany.... "Käpt’n Balu und seine tollkühne Crew"

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I am getting some major Don Carnage Sky Pirate vibes from that thing.  Hopefully someone out there is old enough to remember Tailspin...

 

Does anyone know his species?

 

 

when was the last time you watched tailspin? was it recent enough to notice it's nearly blatant similarities to star wars?

 

Ironically I have been rewatching the Talespin DVDs just this week, so I was super stoked to see a reference.  And yes there are a lot of nods to Star Wars and many other classic cinema in it.  I was just telling my wife that Disney should make a live action version of Talespin.  That would be cool. Maybe.   :)  Anyway as far as the OP goes, I think you did a good job with the repaint.  Not super crisp, but a good attempt.  Well done.

 

 

I had no clue what you guys were talking about until I searched for TaleSpin - turns out I do know, just didn't know what it was. The show had a *slightly* longer name in Germany.... "Käpt’n Balu und seine tollkühne Crew"

 

 

Weird...

 

...german must have a stand in for "tailspin", i.e. what a plane does though, right?  

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The Swedish name for Talespin was 'Luftens Hjältar' which translates to 'Heroes of the Sky' or 'Skyheroes'. Certainly not as good as Talespin but better than 'Captain Baloo and his crazy crew' or whatever that last german word means.

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Very good run at it. Any tips on how to paint something so detailed so small? I've been trying to think of a way to get it that small and a bit more crisp. I tried to do a checker pattern on an x-wing and it turned out quite messy. All i've come up with is using an exacto knife and some masking tape to create something like a stencil.

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The way to do it is not painting it on the mini, but doing it on the computer, print it on decal paper on your ink jet and the apply to the mini. I have done it for many of my mini for wings of war biplanes. It look great.

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The way to do it is not painting it on the mini, but doing it on the computer, print it on decal paper on your ink jet and the apply to the mini. I have done it for many of my mini for wings of war biplanes. It look great.

I've heard of that, but it sounds a bit expensive and excessive. Can you speak to cost and how reusable a sheet is? I feel like using a whole sheet for a small Z95 is bonkers.

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