Emperor Palpatine

3Dtotal Speed modelling challenge
Week 48: Star Wars

To comemorate release of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, 3Dtotal held a Star Wars SMC. Being general of Imperial navy (geek moment)... I had to win this.

For this purpose I picked a character, not the most obvious choice in wide array of weapons and spacecraft.
With Emperor Palpatine, I have tried to capture the moment where hes taunting Luke Skywalker.
in Return of the Jedi with "...I am afraid that the deflector shield will be quite operational when your friends arrive."

I have learned normal mapping for this competition so I could make the picture as I wanted it while staying in required 60 minutes modelling time.
At the time normal maps were allowed as part of texturing (as this type of mapping has been relatively new)
Modelling time 60 minutes.

This entry won first place

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