Here’s my completed Capt Kirk bust from Blackheart models. The sculpt itself measures about 6 inches in height and comes with the round base that you see here. Through the years I have seen many action figures, premium figures, and various sculpts of the famous Starfleet captain but this one, in particular, does a great job capturing his likeness.

All of the paints used were Vallejo’s Model Colors. Approximately an 80/20 mix of Green Ochre/Tan Yellow was used for his shirt. This was darkened with Khaki for the shadows and lightened with ivory and more tan yellow for the highlights. Wet blending techniques were used to blend in the variations in shade. Vallejo’s brass was used for his shirt insignia. I felt this looked better and less bright vs gold.

The base color for his face was a combination of Vallejo’s Beige Red and Mahogony brown. Variations of this mix were used to create the initial shadows and highlights. Adding in sunny skin tone and pale flesh helped with enhancing the highlights. The base color for his hair was a mix of beige brown and burnt umber (90/10 mix). More burnt umber was added to darken some of the recesses along the part and front hairline. The color was lightened with a little yellow for some of the highlights. The display base was primed black and dry brushed with gold.

The sculpt was free of any surface defects and facial details were crisp. It was a lot of fun to work with and I look forward to completing more of this line which includes Spock, Uhura, Khan, and McCoy. The line has been expanded to include Scotty, Sulu, and the great bird himself, Gene Roddenberry.

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I've been building models since I was age 10. I've kind of gone in and out of the hobby through the years because of schooling and career but now that I'm pretty well settled in, I've been building pretty regularly over the last 4-5 years. Although I've built some WWII ships and planes in the past, I now mainly build sci-fi ships. My favorite subjects have been Star Trek and Star Wars but also have built many from 60s-70s sci-fi TV. A couple of yrs ago I started a Youtube channel just to put in my 2 cents and give advice. Surprisingly it hit 1M in 2017 views and still growing. I enjoy scale modeling as it provides an escape from daily stresses and routines. It also has been a great way to stay in touch with my childhood memories and simpler times. I must add that I have met some really great people since becoming active online in the modeling community and I look forward to continue my contribution to the hobby.


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