Lunaris' 'Talon' bust

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Here's a print and paint of the bust version of Lunaris Figures' 'Talon' bust. You can find the STLs in their welcome as part of their Tribes/Patreon member ship.


There's something I really love about Lunaris Figures' set of busts. They have this really cool Sci-fi aesthetic that reminds me a little bit of Bungie's Destiny, but also brings in other elements I've seen in some of my favourite sci-fi art.

There's no real existing guide for painting this, so I went with an aged, slightly-rusted and damaged glossy robot style look. Originally I painted the face a bright orange, but it felt too fresh and bright, so I weathered it away and made it look grimey and aged. The main paint work was done with an airbrush. I did a zenith-lighting coat of black and white and then proceeded to put a gloss lacquer on the main panels. I went over this with some oil-based washes before added in edge details with a brush and silver paint.

There are some things I feel didn't work in the paint-job. It's hard to grime things up without going too far, which I think I did. I'm also still not sure on the weather-face effect. It feels paint-peely and grimey, but still not 100% sure it fits.

Here are some promo-style-shots:

  • Lunarais Figures' Talon
    The Undead Knight
  • Lunarais Figures' Talon
    The Undead Knight
  • Lunarais Figures' Talon
    The Undead Knight

Still, I enjoyed doing this one and there are plenty more Lunaris figures I want to paint. I'll share what I get done here.

Who I am

I'm Blake and I like to tinker with things and make stuff. When I'm not programming or developing random systems, I'm playing with electronics, doodling bits of art, 3D modelling or sculpting and painting things or nerding out watching sci-fi or horror TV.

From 2001 I worked in the games industry, eventually specialising in tools to aid in the development of video games and their engines. In 2011 I left the industry and teamed up with a few other talented composers to utilise my knowledge to help build the company 'Spitfire Audio'.

I also periodically compose soundtracks for video-games and have worked on titles such as The Stanley Parable and Portal Knights. You've probably also heard my music in random TV commercials at some point.

What I'm using to create

I use various bits and bobs to craft my shiz.

  • Elegoo Mars 4 Ultra, 3x Mars 3 Pro & Saturn 2 8k
  • Phrozen Aqua Resin Grey 4k
  • Elegoo Resin Space Grey 8k
  • Phrozen Luna curing station
  • Vallejo Model Color, Game Air, various sets,
  • Iwata Eclipse HP-CS & Studio Smart Jet Pro Compressor,
  • Random cheapo airbrushes for base coats,
  • 3D Studio Max, ZBrush and Chitubox Pro.