Sometimes it's refreshing to work on a scale model kit that doesn't demand much from you. And the Bandai Star Wars 1/12 scale First Order Stormtrooper is just such a kit. So far it has been a real pleasure putting the head, body and waist together. The fit has been excellent and with minimal painting the figurine already looks pretty darn good. As such, this project is off to a great start.
A few more Star Wars figures were finished up this week.First up are four sand troopers from an expansion. Two got sand bases and two got indoor bases.There were also two heroes on rubble bases. A tech lady and a dude with a big gun.Painting was to the images on the cards.Up next: More figures, including some Gamorrean guards and some Storm troopers with jet packs (?).
Another pretty slow week has come and gone for me. Painting wise nothing has been completed and is looking like a pretty poor year in that regards, currently I am in the mentality of just playing what I already have painted and it may look like that for most of the year.I did manage a few games in this week, 2 games of Destiny last Monday night, and a game of Guild Ball yesterday morning. I have a semi local event coming up this Saturday in Grand Rapids and I would like to get in one more practice game this week before heading up there.Models Completed: 0Games Played: 3
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So I'm about half way through the Imperial Assault commission I took on and I just opened one of the Tatooine expansions. I'm struggling a touch with the heavy storm troopers (did a step out of sequence so now correcting that).The Tusken Raiders, however, were very nice figures to paint. Great, dynamic poses, and easy to paint: white primer, wash of British uniform brown, detailing, magic dip, and matte sealer.The hardest part I found was getting a good picture!My camera kept washing out the tones or having too shallow a depth of field. Anyhow, these look better in person but I think the photos are okay.Up next: Maybe some gaming at the club and then some more Imperial Assault.
With three projects on my plate including a recent unboxing of the VW Beetle, I wasn't looking to add to the worktable let alone do another unboxing so soon. But with all said projects being long term ones, I just felt the need for a quick pick-me-up project that didn't require too much thought in the execution of its assembly and painting process. Cue entry of the Bandai Star Wars 1/12 scale
So I finished off the figures from the Cloud City expansion for Imperial Assault that I'm doing.There were three more of the guards, but this time on a rubble base. There were also three Ugnaults.I see that I need to spend a bit more time cleaning up their bases with some black paint (weird how that jumps out in a photo and is invisible when I looked at the figure).There were also a pair of heroes. I was pretty happy with how the wet-on-wet bending worked with these guys (that is a total crap-shoot, I find).Up next: Sand people!
A job lot of stuff rolled off the production line this week. First up are some more Imperial Assault expansion pack figures for this commission.These four figures are shape-shifters from the Clone Wars movie. I don't really recall this film, but what I do remember (from playing Lego Wii Star Wars with the kid) is these shapeshifters have something to do with how Kenobi gets to the Boba Fett factory with the weird long-necked ladies.Beyond the skin colour (green-yellow), there is no canonical look for these figures, so I went with bright and varied clothes and on two different bases. Apparently they can shape-shift their clothes as well so who knows what they might actually wear when going out to the bar or getting groceries.I'm pretty happy with the faces (above)--this seems to match the images I could find. Then onto the Cloud City pack with some of the guards.I'm pretty happy with these guys. Simple uniform, simple bases, nicely brought out with some washes.I have more of these guys plus some ugnaughts and
I finished a few more figures from the Heart of the Empire expansion for Imperial Assault.This week, I have two sentry droids on the rubble basing.They are backed up by some form of chicken-walker.Up next: More Imperial Assault figures: Some shape-shifters and then maybe some guards from the Cloud City expansion.
Finished today are some of the baddies from the Heart of the Empire expansion to Imperial Assault.First up are four figures (two sentry droids and two storm troopers in riot gear) on the simple "indoor" bases that we'd agreed to.The droids are menacing look ( a touch Terminator...). I'm sad the highlighting I did was so muted by the wash. Oh well.The idea of storm troopers in riot gear is an odd one. Nice figures but I'm wondering about the Empire's interest in non-lethal crowd control? Maybe these guys washed out of the Stormtrooper marksmanship class?There are four of these guys: two on indoor bases and two on rubble bases (bah-dum-bump).I have a few more of the baddies from this expansion to finish up (including a walker, some more droids, and some shapeshifters) before moving onto the next one.
It was another bad week in the painting department for me this week, and it looks like it will continue that way for the rest of the month. I'll be heading out of town next weekend for a week, and nights this week look to be busy too. Maybe tomorrow night I may be able to finish off the model that has been sitting on my painting station.At least this past week I did make up for it with a few games. I was able to get in 3 games of Guild Ball, and quick game of Destiny in. It has only been 4 games of Guild Ball in so far this month and I am a little behind schedule of my goal of 50 games played for the year. Missing out on a tournament last weekend has cost me a few games, but I do have a lot of events scheduled for the year so i should still be able to hit my goal......but....we still also have a lot of other games we need to try and squeeze in this year also. I have not touched X-Wing this year so far and it is just over two month's till AdeptiCon where I will be playing in
Last year I spent some time playing in a Star Wars RPG last year and I was surprised to say that I really enjoyed it. For some reason I felt the urge to paint some suitable figures. This led to a lot of internet searches which is pretty much how I waste all my time.To save you going through what I found out I shall summarize. We were playing with the old Wizards Of The Coast figures which don't really interest me. They are pre-painted and a to be honest they are not the best models ever made. Most are a bit scrawny and they don't really fit in with the sizing of other figures. The Imperial Assault figures are very nice but they are not the cheapest and don't have a lot of poses. The detailing is great and they are 28mm which means that they fit in with a lot of other ranges. On the downside the range isn't great either. I have about thirty of the old metal Stormtrooper figures from West End Games. These are lovely figures and if I recall there were about ten sets of them. Nice as the range was it wasn't that
We're already two weeks into 2019, time for some new year's resolution.It's fair to say that 2018 got me back into the hobby. With the announcement of Star Wars: Legion in 2017 it was only a matter of how deep I would go... ...and I went as deep as I could. I've gotten into terrain building, started and almost finished my Rebel army, got introduced to the rabbit hole called 3D-printing and even got hooked on GW systems again at the same time. The more time I spent with Legion, the more I got talking with fellow hobbyists about how the hobby had changed while I was on standby. To my surprise I actually liked some of the changes a lot. GW which had almost driven me out of the hobby for good with ridiculous pricing and lacking support of LotR/The Hobbit/Middle-Earth actually made a huge turn for the better and seems to have remembered to adress their customers as hobbyists first before taking all their money (Yeah, I know what I signed up for...). I loved releases like Kill Team or Blackstone Fortress and a
So a bit of an odds-and-sods post today. I finished off a 54mm AWI Prussian General. This figure is from an old kids play set so the detail is a touch thin. And basing it (no integral base? on a kids play set? really? ) was a real hassle. That is probably why he sat on the painting table half finished for two years.I'm moving into a small commission. A fellow I did some Imperial Assault figures for in 2015 asked me to paint some expansions to match. I started on the Heart of the Empire expansion and first up are three heroes.I'm a bit out of the loop on Star Wars but this lady wookie had cool goggles and a lot of demolition charges.Then there is Star Wars Wolverine with some kind of impractical hand weapon. Clearly no match for a blaster.And finally Big Headed lady who actually seems toknow what she is doing. All are painted to match the cards that came with the expansion.Up next are a selection of imperial troops.
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