Battle on Utapau

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Battle on Utapau

One of the last battles of the Clone Wars was waged on Utapau. There, the 212th Attack Battalion fought with towering, rocket-launching Octuptarra Magna Tri-Droids in an effort to capture or kill General Grievous. It was also at Utapau, after the battle was won, that the same clone troopers attempted to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi, after receiving Order 66 from Chancellor Palpatine.

Most of Set 75036 is in this photo, excepting one Airborne Clone Trooper.  The base is a dark earth Halo Megabloks plate with some green and brown LEGO bricks thrown in to give the Clone Troopers on the ground some uneven ground to stand on.  A Sheng Yuan copy of Obi-Wan (big-eyed Clone Wars version) joins the fray standing atop one of the Tri-Droid’s legs.

In this staged shot, I used the same simple lighting as on the V-Wing photo: one strong back light and an overhead main light. But in this instance, I overexposed to get more detail out of the Clone Troopers on the ground. Initially I wanted to just completely silhouette the Tri-Droid, but decided to go the other way and pull out as much color as I could while letting the shadows work to show the outline of the machine.

Open to opinions. What do you think? Should I have left the details of the Tri-Droid in shadows? Leave us a comment!

In this photo: LEGO Star Wars 75036 Utapau Troopers, Sheng Yuan Star Wars Clone Wars Obi-Wan minifigure

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