Love the Ishi, IABF!
So, I figured this morning that my Merchants project was as done as it is going to get by the end of September as I just don't have any more available time for the rest of the month. To say I was excited for this one is an understatement as I had been drawing up some plans around merchants for a bit and it was the kick in the butt I needed to start the project... Kind of bummed I couldn't finish everything in time, but what can you do?
First off, my new merchants (with a little commentary from the local spaceport gossip):
Here is the chef and head server of my food tent, a Troig (and his Ishi Tib assistant)
Better shot of the Ishi Tib sous chef (who spends more time drinking than actually cooking)
Rumor has it that they are once again in the running to take the Fondorian spiced stew cookoff championship this cycle.
A human tech dealer and his little droid:
Beware of buying your communicators from him - he'll try to rope you into a long service contract that's expensive and binding!
A travelling Aleena who lives to barter his way from spaceport to spaceport, wanting to see as many planets as he can before he dies (and his nearly destroyed droid who may not make it as long as his partner from the looks of things...)
(That smell is either burning sludge from the droid or the stench of a long-unwashed Aleena - I'm not quite sure...)
A better shot of my gun-runner/smuggler:
(currently, her ship is docked for repairs after a particularly rough run-in with some pirates just outside the Hydian Way. She's pretty ticked off, so I'd stay clear if I were you.)
An Er'kit merchant: (This one is a simple kitbash - toryn farr's jacket on an Ody Mandrell. I had planned to do more to him, but as I was running out of time, I decided that he looked alright this way...)
(He's selling "survival equipment" in the middle stall of the south path, but I hear he has some extra special items if you know how to ask for them... You didn't hear it from me, though.)
And then the rest of the project (seen a little in those photos)... My goal was to create a bazaar/market outside of the gates of a spaceport, something you would probably see along a lot of the main trade routes. Unfortunately, I only finished about half of the project (I wanted two rows of stalls - I finished one more and a bunch of power droids for a droid seller, but ran out of time). Regardless, here is my market as it stands - hope you enjoy!
and lastly, some behind-the-scenes photos to show the scale of the dio:
Sorry for the massive photo-dump. I hope you enjoyed my little market.