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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/01 09:14:47


Post by: AAN


FFG is putting their SW license to good use, after the RPG and X-Wing they launched Imperial Assault. Being the SW nut that I am, I ordered the basic game box. I like it so far.

Storm Trooper and Luke!

The minis are medium quality plastic, similar to Mantics Mars Attack. The also share the same amount of mold lines.
I would love to see a dedicated high quality miniature release, resin cast. I really think that the softy plastic with all the mold lines is giving the original sculpt ne credit at all...
The sculpts have a 1990s feel, chunky and more in style to Games Workshop minis. I like them!

Here is the always wanted comparison shot:


More: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html
Expect some more painted samples within the next months.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/01 09:34:59


Post by: youidiotkid


These are wicked cool. I really like your repaints of the softplastic SW minis, too. How were they to work with?


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/01 09:49:22


Post by: AAN


The softplastic ones are not easy, to remove the mold lines you have to use a NEW knife.
After that a good cleanup, a light white primer and on you go.
See also here: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/paint_advice.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/04 15:09:08


Post by: Red_Starrise


As I experienced with doom several years ago & mansions of madness more recently: it's a boardgame. It's not necessarily meant to be painted as compared to dedicated miniatures games which are made specifically with that ìn mind. Being miniatures & paintable is a nice bonus over cardboard standups like arkham horror.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/05 17:08:20


Post by: AAN


Yup, can only agree, that's why I would love to see a dedicated high quality miniature release, resin cast.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/05 17:30:34


Post by: warboss


Thanks for the comparison pic! It is interesting that the old prepainted plastics hold up so well in the lineup.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/05 17:39:58


Post by: Red_Starrise


They look like they mix well with the WoTC stuff though which opens up a whole realm of possibilities. Any thoughts on the game itself?


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/05 21:37:44


Post by: Siygess


Fantastic work as always! I agree with you on the material, not only is it restic-like the molds were clearly designed by a sadist because they sure do like putting vertical mold lines at right angles to horizontal detail e.g. Luke's legs or the Jedi's arm wraps..

..and let's not even talk about the damned wookie character!

Still, if anyone is looking for alternative characters for the game, AAN has some great Infinity conversions on his site and I have a few in progress too!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/05 21:47:51


Post by: Red_Starrise


 Siygess wrote:
Fantastic work as always! I agree with you on the material, not only is it restic-like the molds were clearly designed by a sadist because they sure do like putting vertical mold lines at right angles to horizontal detail e.g. Luke's legs or the Jedi's arm wraps..

..and let's not even talk about the damned wookie character!

Still, if anyone is looking for alternative characters for the game, AAN has some great Infinity conversions on his site and I have a few in progress too!


Link(s)?


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/05 22:06:07


Post by: Siygess


If you look at the Star Wars link AAN posted you will see the Sith Apprentice as well as the two bounty hunters at the bottom of the page. Here's one of mine although I think the matte varnish is still a bit wet hence the shinyness.



@AAN Have you experimented with different techniques for lightsabers? I have been trying a white base with a few layers of matte varnish, followed by a little dayglow pigment and some gloss varnish.. but the results so far have been inconsistent.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/08 09:20:52


Post by: AAN


And one more mini:

The Imperials are reinforced by a Probe Droid.

More pics on my website -> http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html


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Thanks folks!
 Siygess wrote:

@AAN Have you experimented with different techniques for lightsabers? I have been trying a white base with a few layers of matte varnish, followed by a little dayglow pigment and some gloss varnish.. but the results so far have been inconsistent.


Honestly my Lightsabres are not really good. IMO a solid light source painting styles would fit them best, but somehow I can't get myself into doing for them.

And some of the mentioned conversion pics:

This model is inspired by some of the Sith dresses used in the SW-TOR online game. The mini is an Infinty Reverend Moira, left arm is from a YuJing Zhanshi Hacker and the Lightsword is just a plastic rod.


The Droid is from Pig Iron, both Bounty Hunters are Infinity (Pan O) models with head swap. IIRC the female head is a Hasslefree one, while the Gran is from a soft plastic SW mini.

See all here: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/14 09:27:27


Post by: Pacific


Some awesome conversions there! Great idea with the Reverend Moira for the Jedi, I think she works perfectly.

Many thanks for posting pics of the finished miniatures, they certainly look like good enough sculpts to make a decent effort with!

Although I agree, I think everyone would love to see some really high-quality resin or metal sculpts of a lot of these concepts. Perhaps with the new movies on the way this year that's a possibility?


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/15 09:57:28


Post by: AAN


And the Royal Guard joins the force...



more as usual on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/15 14:44:09


Post by: Pacific


Very nice.. are those guys represented in the rules for Imperial Assault?

Love the Count Doku you have on your blog as well!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/02/15 16:59:40


Post by: AAN


 Pacific wrote:
Very nice.. are those guys represented in the rules for Imperial Assault?


YES, they are in the box, models rules and all.
Haven't played it yet however!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/03/07 10:30:58


Post by: AAN




Heavy Storm Trooper - head from FFGs Imperial Assault, body by Dreamforge

I really like the old look of the Heavy Troopers, very fitting for the Old Republic era IMO.


FFGs Imperial Assault minis with two conversions based on Dreamforge minis.

more: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/03/07 10:40:09


Post by: Pacific


Very nice job, think he actually looks better than the original!

In the 2nd photo, is the guy on the left (pointing) also a conversion?


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/03/08 04:30:50


Post by: Rippy


You have done a great job with all of these models!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/03/08 14:32:50


Post by: AAN


 Pacific wrote:
In the 2nd photo, is the guy on the left (pointing) also a conversion?


Yes, see here: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/fuco_design_notes.html
(Scroll a bit down)



Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/04/19 08:02:55


Post by: AAN




IG-88, IMO one of the most hilarious designs of the original trilogy!

More: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/04/21 03:18:14


Post by: .Mikes.


 AAN wrote:


Heavy Storm Trooper - head from FFGs Imperial Assault, body by Dreamforge


Sir, you have done what hundreds of promo photos could not: sold me on the Dreamforge minis.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/04/21 04:31:25


Post by: O'connell


Those are really cool! I would use them as their own army in 40k haha


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/04/21 10:04:14


Post by: AAN


Thanks folks!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/04/26 02:54:11


Post by: argonak


Thank you much for the comparison. Nice models!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/05/09 14:57:23


Post by: AAN


The single pose of the Troopers annoyed me a bit, since the material is easy to work with I started a conversion.
I cut off the helmet and calves and repositioned the head and lower legs a bit, result is shown on the left mini below.
In the end it was - IMO - not really worth it. Looks still too similar.

I also painted the lower part of the mini more white on this mini, since some people seemed to be irritated by a slightly dirty Storm Trooper - shock, gasp!

Below both Troopers are shown together with the Vader miniature.



First player miniature, the mighty and equally fierce Wookie warrior Gaarkhan... Very easy to paint mini, basically just a wash and a bit dry brushing.

And as usual more pics on my website: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/05/09 15:23:48


Post by: warboss


Nice (and easy) conversion of the heavy stormtroopers. That looks appropriate and cool.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/05/17 15:53:03


Post by: AAN



This model is again inspired by some of the Sith dresses used in the SWTOR online game and Darth Nihilus. I pledged in the Wrath of Kings KS, the Nasier faction was yelling Old Republic Sith to me. Consequently I converted my first WoK mini into a SW mini...

The mini is based on the Wrath of Kings Alenya Heska (Nasier faction) miniature. A very simple conversion: I did not added the forehead horn and filled the tiny holes with greenstuff, replaced the swords, bended the robe a bit up and back to have the light sabres not contacting the robe. The sabres are just plastic rods.

Since it is a CMoN model, I also uploaded it at CMoN: http://www.coolminiornot.com/379686
If you like her, drop a nice vote there for me...

http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/09/06 09:23:22


Post by: AAN



Female Droid (or Droidess?) M4R1A Bot by Bombshell Miniatures, I love the mini! Also a very nice Metropolis homage.

As usual more on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/09/06 09:25:16


Post by: Mr Morden


This thread is full of awesome


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/09/06 14:13:34


Post by: AAN


Thanks!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/09/13 08:34:38


Post by: AAN


More Imperial Assault minis got painted!




Two Royal Guard (never understood why the Emperor has a Royal Guard...) and an E-Web Engineer.

The flimsy plastic power cable on the model was not to my liking. Fortunately there is a solution - Zinge Industries Poseable Wire Wrapped Cable!
A great product that keeps up to it’s name.


More on the now dedicated web section: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/09/19 13:33:29


Post by: AAN


...and again some more IA minis!
( I really start to like this game!)

1st is an elite (red) Chiss Officer:

Taking an idea from Carl Woodrow's fantastic blog, I decided to paint my Elite (red) Officer as a Chiss. The head is from a privat sculpt (Galactic Bastard mini), all the rest is just paint. Admiral Thrawn was standing model.


My take on the elite red Storm Trooper. Again a simple but IMO very effective head swap. The heads are from Anvil Industries Black Ops Exo Lords Helmets/Heads Set. After that a darker grey paint. Benaeth the suit they are all blue Chiss!


As usual more on my Website: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/09/20 09:33:17


Post by: Soul Samurai


Cool, I thought Thrawn was a great character.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/09/26 15:10:18


Post by: AAN


I played a lot IA the last weeks.
And I even got the core 6 heroes finished.


I wanted a more or less coherent look for all 6, like a military squad. I also wanted to keep them close to the character cards.

Detailed shots of each char are on my website!
See: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html

Next are the Trandoshan hunters and the AT-ST.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/03 15:16:19


Post by: AAN



The AT-ST! I reposed the legs a bit, re based the minis, scratched the mold lines again, sanded it, drilled holes in the barrels and finally painted the AT-ST. And since I wanted a military and only slightly weathered look, I used German WW II grey and some weathering here and there, mostly Pigments from MIG and some edge rust and highlights.


The Trandoshan Hunters - since playing the SWTOR Jedi Consular story I like Trandoshans, Qyzen Fess is just a very rich and compelling character. The 4 minis in the box are all identical posed, so time for some conversion work. I cut the arms and head of the beige hunter and re-glued them in a slightly different pose.

And scenery!
Scenery, for what? The games comes with markers and all, or? All true, but for me it brigs the game even more to live. And since I had some Sedition Wars scenery unused, I decided to paint the terminals
and some crates in Imperial grey / red.




After that I went even further, I searched the net and found some nice custom made scenery for Imperial Assault made by Combatzone Scenery!
(http://combatzone-scenery.co.uk/)




And that’s how it all looks in a game:




As usual, more pics on my website:
http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/10 09:25:10


Post by: AAN



Not the promised Elite Trandoshans (still WIP) this week, but the two Nexu from the core box.



The Nexu predators - Nexus were feline creatures native to the chilly forests of the Indona continent on the planet of Cholganna. There were other breeds of nexus on Cholganna's other continents, but only the forest nexu had an additional set of eyes able to view in infrared wavelength, which aided in their hunting of bark rats and tree-climbing octopi.
Nexu were often exported and trained as security beasts, as used for patrolling on Malastare, or used in arena combat, as seen on Geonosis - you do remember the arena fight of Padme vs the Nexu in Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones, or?

The Imperial Assault sculpt captures the brutal feel of the Nexu very good IMO! I reposed the Nexu a bit under hot water to distinguish the two beast on the table.

more pics on my website: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/14 03:11:42


Post by: thesilverback


Really like the painting and the look and feel that you have created with the Imperial Assault figures. Nice job.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/15 22:56:08


Post by: FireSkullz2



I'm officialy hooked!!!
(Also I've been waiting for a reason to use that emoji!!!)


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/16 13:46:46


Post by: AAN


Thanks Folks, more soon!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/17 12:23:08


Post by: AAN


The recently released Ally Pack was just too nice to be left out.


Funny thing is that I am one of the few Star Wars fans that are NOT Wookie/ Chewie fans! But to play with them is just nice. They also paint up in minutes! As usual you get identical minis, so again time for a slight conversion, this time a simple weapon swap.
The darker Wookie got a resin after market Power-Kopesh!

More pics here, just scroll to the very bottom of the page...
http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/17 15:47:04


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Great thread, your enthusiasm for the game and the universe really shows through.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/17 21:04:09


Post by: AAN


Lol, so true...


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And the finally finished elite Trandoshan hunter:


A bit more converted, I repositioned the head and arms and gave him some equipment from the Eisenkern Stormtrooper (backpack, shoulder pads and pouches).


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/23 13:05:42


Post by: AAN


The Elite Trandoshan Wookie Hunter is the most serious conversion so far. I only used the head, lower legs and arms of the FFG Imperial Assault miniature. All the rest are Dreamforge Heavy Valkir Troopers.


The mini is based on the Star Wars: The Old Republic Trandoshan companion of the Jedi Counsular class shown here:


“In contrast to many Trandoshans, Qyzen Fess rejected the path of a mercenary to become a hunter of the galaxy’s most dangerous beasts. Earning “Jagganath points” with every honorable kill, Qyzen has traveled for years, seeking worthy prey and honoring his goddess, the Scorekeeper. Although his travels have brought him to Tython several times, he is never seen by the Jedi if Yuon Par is not at the temple.
Despite his disdain of fame and fortune, Qyzen has attracted some notoriety. He often slips through apparently watertight Imperial borders to follow his prey, much to the consternation of the Empire’s officials. Qyzen is also the only living hunter to have killed a greater crested gundark, thought extinct for centuries. His simple habits and devotion to the Scorekeeper give him common ground with the Jedi, though many disapprove of the attitudes and instincts that come naturally to a Trandoshan.”

Once completing the Lvl 60 Yavin story line you can get a big set of armour for him, I coloured the armour light grey and black and tried to emulate that look on the miniature.

More: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/31 11:04:43


Post by: AAN



Simple update this week, just all 3 Probe Droids from the core box.


The elite Droid is distinguished by the additional antenna and the red colors.

More: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/31 13:46:39


Post by: Pacific


Trandoshan looks fantastic! Very nice job..

Looking forward to seeing whatever is next on the painting table.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/31 15:37:51


Post by: bubber


Loving this thread. Keep it up AAN (but also do more 30K Death Guard!!)


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/10/31 15:44:37


Post by: AAN


Han and Chewie are next...


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/11/21 14:32:56


Post by: AAN


One of my least favourite SW characters: Chewie. Still a nice enough mini and very good to play!



More: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/11/21 14:53:37


Post by: evildrcheese


Nice Wookie.

EDC


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/11/28 17:35:59


Post by: AAN



The most famous smuggler, rogue and pilot of them all: Han Solo!


And for the fun of it an comparison shot with the old WotC range, an improvement, or?

More on my site (Group shot with Chewie!) - http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/11/29 12:09:13


Post by: carlos13th


That is a huge improvement over the previous model. Your painting is great btw I especially like how you do the flesh.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/12/12 10:31:58


Post by: AAN




I recently got also into Star Wars Edge of Empire role playing. We played the beginners adventure and I got the (at least IMO cool) Twi’Lek Bountyhunter Oskara. After the second evening I decided to convert a mini to represent her.

So who is Oskara? “Osakara was a native of the planet Ryloth. When her sister, Makara, was captured by Aqualish thugs to work in the Ryll spice mines she offered her services to the gang leader as an "experienced bounty hunter." Her first job went well and she was mentored by Gyax, a veteran hunter. Oskara continued to work for the spice mine gang to keep her sister safe.

The spice gang loaned her out to Teemo the Hutt on Tatooine and although Teemo paid her well she learned that Teemo was planning on seizing the Ryll spice mine. Fearing for her sister's safety she partnered with the Wookiee gladiator Lowhhrick and the Human pilot Pash and sent a warning to her compatriots back on Ryloth.

Oskara was female Twi'lek with green skin. She would seem jaded and cynical due to her rough childhood. She was careful not to get too attached to anything or anyone and focused on her mission instead of emotional entanglements.” from Wookieepedia.

Since I am going to play Oskara using the Assassin talent tree I will use the Mak cards in Imperial Assault! The mini is based on a Dreamforge Eisenkern female Panzerjäger body with a WotC Twi’Lek Dancer head. Lots of greenstuff and Lekku bending were also involved...
Works for me next to the official IA minis...

more as usual on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/12/19 10:41:36


Post by: AAN


Ep VII is out and I am happy.

Time for more SW related minis...

The RG Champion - Very Crimson Empire looking and a great dynamic sculpt.

more pics as usual: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/12/26 16:34:53


Post by: AAN




Heavy Stormtrooper out of the box... just painted and rebased.

More: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2015/12/30 05:29:39


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 AAN wrote:
Ep VII is out and I am happy.

Time for more SW related minis...

The RG Champion - Very Crimson Empire looking and a great dynamic sculpt.

more pics as usual: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


that is a very cool figure.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/01/09 10:16:36


Post by: AAN


Boba Fett Villain Pack


One of the most beloved 2nd line characters of the original trilogy - Boba Fett!
It is a very dynamic sculpt, which I wanted to emphasize by putting the mini on a fitting base.

Some more views as usual on my site:
http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/01/12 06:02:41


Post by: ZergSmasher


Boba looks great! Very cool mini for a very cool character!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/03/13 10:35:39


Post by: AAN



My take on the elite red Heavy Storm Trooper. Again a simple but IMO very effective head swap. The heads are from Anvil Industries Black Ops Exo Lords Helmets/Heads Set. After that a darker grey paint.

And a group shot with Officer (under the helmets they are all Chiss)


More as usual on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/03/13 14:18:19


Post by: SickSix


Awesome work here! Love your conversions with the Dreamforge armors. Really nice job. I love the AT-ST!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/03/27 13:53:36


Post by: AAN


General Weiss, the main villain of the IA starter box!



I added a communication array (OK just an antenna) on the right side of the walker, opened the cupola, scratched the mold lines as usual, sanded it, drilled holes in the barrels and finally painted the Generals prototype AT-ST. And since I wanted an even darker look, I used a dark German WW II grey and some weathering here and there, mostly Pigments from MIG and some edge rust and highlights. The red striping also helps to distinguish the walker on the tabletop.


More as always on my website: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/03/27 14:22:41


Post by: SickSix


Love this thread. Great work and some great conversions.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/03/28 06:23:33


Post by: Soul Samurai


Oh, that looks fantastic! Very dark and menacing, and I really like the subtle weathering!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/02 01:23:37


Post by: insaniak


Yup, the AtSt is nice and sinister.

Lovely work all around.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/02 08:06:16


Post by: evildrcheese


Very cool. You've made the AT-ST look really sinister.

EDC


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/03 09:40:50


Post by: AAN



General Sorin the main villain of the Return to Hoth expansion!

A very nice miniature and a joy to paint.

General Sorin is the commander of an armored division of the Empire’s forces, and whether he takes the field in a campaign or a skirmish, he’ll quickly revolutionize the way you use your Droids and Vehicles.

As an officer, General Sorin truly enters his own when he leads a division of armor against enemy forces.

More as usual on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/04 08:51:07


Post by: youidiotkid


Great stuff. I've followed this plog for months now, but just tonight you've somehow convinced me to grab a copy of KOTOR: II .


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/10 08:32:24


Post by: AAN


I added the elite E-Web gunner to the painted Imperial Assault minis, after seeing the Rogue One trailer dark troopers and white dressed officers seems all the rage...


My take on the elite red E-Web Trooper. Same treatment as above. The cyborg Chiss head is (IIRC) also from Anvil Industries.

more on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/11 06:48:45


Post by: Soul Samurai


Very cool. Is he wearing a blue helmet?


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/11 20:05:24


Post by: AAN


Nope, it is a bareheaded Chiss with cyborg implants and a breather.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/11 20:47:23


Post by: crazyK


These are all amazing looking. I've been steadily going through and painting my base set and expansions as well.

I love the combat zone scenery stuff as well.

Looking forward to seeing more in this thread.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/12 06:43:56


Post by: Soul Samurai


 AAN wrote:
Nope, it is a bareheaded Chiss with cyborg implants and a breather.
OK, I see now! Cool.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/04/17 13:12:21


Post by: AAN


Return to Hoth, the new expansion for Imperial Assault features four HK Assassin Droids!

Ever since KotoR I liked HK, to get him as a miniature was very nice!
I painted the initial 2 in the colours of HK-51 from SWtoR.
I also painted a nice little WotC bendy plastic power Droid just for the fun of it.

In addition I finished some more scenery for the game...

The two sentry guns (very good to be used in “Indebted” as the pulse cannons) are also from Sedition Wars scenery.



As usual more on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/08/28 09:32:04


Post by: AAN


Star Wars Imperial Assault - Guards!

Two more Royal Guards for Imperial Assault, we finished the 1st campaign yesterday.
The Rebel scum (my nephews) won against the orderly Empire (me).
Vader was defeated by a sneaky and equally furious volley of Maks Blaster...

It was great fun!

More: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/09/11 12:18:57


Post by: AAN



We finished the campaign of the basic game box, so time to move forward to Twin Shadows!

I finished the two heroes of the Twin Shadows Expansion.
The mini shown for Biv the left is of course not the one provided with Twin Shadows. I foolishly gave the mini away and had to replace it with a suitable conversion.
(A rather sad story :-\, Sean Davis of South Ayrshire, Scotland approached me in December 2015 where to get SW minis, after some nice PMs we agreed that I send him some Imperial minis - including a rare Emperor mini - and he agreed to paint me the Biv mini. I sometimes like to have minis from other skilled painters for inspiration. After countless PMs, mails from my side he did not delivered the painted mini to me, I even asked him to send me just the mini back - nothing. No more replies from Sean since July 2016.
But as always - with something bad something good comes too. I will use my Gran Bounty Hunter conversion (http://www.adpublishing.de/html/star_wars.html), so the mini finally gets some gaming table time.)

As always, more on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2016/09/17 10:58:11


Post by: AAN



Kayn Somos Villain Pack

Kayn Somos was an Imperial stormtrooper commander active during the height of the Galactic Civil War. He was particularly infamous for being ruthless in his tactics, as well as being particularly vicious and ruthless even by stormtrooper standards, let alone stormtrooper commander standards. He also headed the Stormtrooper training facility on Morvogodine, which often sent stormtroopers on "peacekeeping" missions as final tests, and much like its commander was rather notorious for being very vicious.

Kayn Somos is a character that was introduced as the main villain for the Twin Shadows expansion of Star Wars: Imperial Assault.

And as always, more on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html



Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/01/07 21:57:14


Post by: AAN


Rebel Saboteurs Ally Pack

"The Rebel Alliance fights against unimaginable odds. The Empire holds countless star systems in its grasp, and it has the material to manufacture thousands of warships and weapons every day. For the Rebel Alliance to ever achieve victory, they need some way to combat this power. Thankfully, the Rebellion has some members with a special talent for explosive solutions who can ensure that a key factory suffers unaccountable setbacks or a prototype starship never reaches development... "


As usual I could not resist to convert one of the two identical minis a bit. I added a human head and repositioned the blaster arm a bit, after that a slightly different paint job and the two look no more like twins.

The original head will be used in a future squad. A small peek below, Rebel Trooper in Scarif colours...


More: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/01/08 03:46:07


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Very cool.

How is the Rebel Assault plastic to work with?


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/01/08 06:29:58


Post by: Soul Samurai


They look really good!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/01/08 07:45:13


Post by: AAN


Thanks folks!

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
...How is the Rebel Assault plastic to work with?


Like any other plastic, more or less like Dreamforge or GW, a little bit softer.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/03/18 21:23:42


Post by: AAN


I finished my Scarif themed Rebels. Since I really did not liked the look of the Rebels in Episode IV (I just do NOT like the Correllian vest look), I decided to convert some minis to make them look like tough Scarif troopers.


LAM Scrap Droids and Ugnaught Tinkerer

The Tinkerer is right out of the Bespin box. Since he has the ability to create junk droids and I do not like simple markers I searched for suitable minis. Since I backed the Astropolis KS I am lucky to own some of the bots from this range, perfect fit IMO!

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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/03/18 22:57:36


Post by: kestral


Great stuff. Love your conversions especially.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/03/19 17:22:45


Post by: foenixphate


Thats some great use of the Victoria miniatures, its given me inspiration to do some Scarif vets for skirmish gaming since like all Imperial Assault players the Imperial side is pretty big.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/03/25 11:05:51


Post by: AAN


Loku Kanoloa is a veteran sniper of the Mon Calamari special forces, a deadly marksman. Loku Kanoloa relies on clever battlefield reconnaissance to bring down his targets, placing recon tokens and gaining a host of benefits for attacking enemies with recon tokens.
He is often accompanied by the loyal medical droid, MHD-19. MHD-19 has been trained in thousands of medical procedures and will go to any lengths to protect his companions – even taking up arms against Imperial soldiers!

MHD, Man Cal Navy Assistant, Loku
Both heroes are from the Return to Hoth expansion. After painting my Scarif troopers I decided to paint them in similar colours.
I also wanted the more muted Mon Cal skin look of Admiral Raddus.


After looking up some pictures of him I also wanted a mini that looks like one of Raddus assistants - Caitken and Shollan.

I used one of my age old WotC bendy Mon Cals and painted it accordingly. Mon Calamari who were not the same skin tone as the beloved Admiral Ackbar. Ackbar comes from a more tropical region of his planet, the new Rogue One characters are from a polar region. I just love the small background stories and infos they created for even the smallest detail of Rogue One!

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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/03/27 07:14:36


Post by: Pacific


Brilliant work as always!

Love the character that you have bestowed in each piece.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/03/27 09:23:21


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Wizards of the Coast? I thought that MC looked familiar.

Great stuff.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/03/27 15:45:19


Post by: AAN


Thanks!

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Wizards of the Coast? I thought that MC looked familiar...


Yup, the Mon Cal was so common that more or less everyone who bought a blister back in the day got one!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/12/23 15:51:45


Post by: AAN


MHD-19, Verena Talos and Loku Kanoloa

All 3 heroes are from the Return to Hoth expansion. I finally finished Verena...

More pics on my site: http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/12/23 17:39:19


Post by: bubber


love the fish-headed dude!
is there a model of Solo stuffing Luke in the tonton?


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/12/23 22:41:19


Post by: AAN


 bubber wrote:
love the fish-headed dude!
is there a model of Solo stuffing Luke in the tonton?

Thanks!

Luke in Tonton, seriously??? I don't think so...


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/12/23 23:01:09


Post by: 4100xpb


This is fantastics! I was just playing this with my 4 year old yesterday (we were.....flexible...with the rules), and thinking an E-Web Engineer would be great fun to paint up. Thanks for the inspiration.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/12/24 01:42:09


Post by: thesilverback


Everytime I look at this thread, I am amazed and your quality of work both on the conversion, artistic, and painting. Great job. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with Legion.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/12/25 15:42:12


Post by: AAN


Thanks Folks!
 thesilverback wrote:
Everytime I look at this thread, I am amazed and your quality of work both on the conversion, artistic, and painting. Great job. Can't wait to see what you are going to do with Legion.

I am still unsure if I want to get into Legion, if the minis are really so out of scale as they look right now I might pass the whole Thing (with deep regrets).


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/12/26 23:21:48


Post by: kestral


Love the scarif rebel conversions, although I find your lack of admiration for the Corellian vest look distrurbing.... The imperial guard are also excellent - very striking!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2017/12/30 14:00:09


Post by: AAN


Hera and Chopper Ally Pack

I liked Clone Wars and I like Rebels, you can imagine that I was happy when FFG announced the Hera and Chopper pack! I would love to a dedicated “Rebels” campaign for Imperial Assault.

“Hera Syndulla was a Twi'lek female revolutionary who became a central figure in the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire and the formation of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Born the daughter of General Cham Syndulla on Ryloth, she saw firsthand the devastation of the Clone Wars and the reign of the Empire on her homeworld. Syndulla became an expert pilot and left her homeworld and her father's planetary resistance behind, setting off across the galaxy to build her own resistance movement against the Empire aboard her starship, the Ghost. Kanan Jarrus, a Jedi who survived Order 66, joined her during the Gorse conflict. Her crew, which mounted an insurgency on Lothal, eventually was comprised of Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren, Lasat survivor Garazeb Orrelios, Syndulla's life-long astromech droid Chopper, and Padawan Ezra Bridger.

The rebellion Syndulla led on Lothal attracted the attention of such Imperial leaders as Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin and the Sith Lord Darth Vader, but it also gained notice by Senator Bail Organa and his efforts to coordinate activities between various rebel cells in the galaxy. One of those cells was Phoenix Squadron, which Syndulla and her crew joined in 4 BBY. Syndulla herself became Phoenix Leader, leading various starfighter operations for the cell. In 2 BBY, the cell became one of the first to join the Rebel Alliance upon its formation. Their forces were devastated by Grand Admiral Thrawn during the battle of Atollon, and Syndulla helped the Rebel Alliance rebuild at their headquarters on Yavin 4. Syndulla was promoted to the rank of General and became a member of Alliance High Command. She continued to serve the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War and was present on Endor following the Alliance's triumph over the Empire and the death of Emperor Palpatine.” from starwars.wikia.com

“C1-10P, commonly known as "Chopper," was a C1-series astromech droid with masculine programming who was active during the Clone Wars and the early years of the Galactic Empire. He was a member of the Spectres, a rebel cell led by the Twi'lek captain Hera Syndulla and the Jedi Kanan Jarrus that fought against the Empire. He was responsible for maintaining the Ghost, a modified VCX-100 light freighter which served as the rebel cell's main base of operations. During his time with the crew of the Ghost, Chopper took part in numerous raids and missions against Imperial targets.
Due to his old age and lack of regular maintenance, Chopper developed an argumentative, cantankerous, and mischievous personality. Despite these personality flaws, he was a loyal member of his rebel crew. Later, Chopper and his fellow rebels joined the Phoenix Squadron, which was part of the rebellion. In 3 BBY, he befriended the Imperial RA-7 protocol droid AP-5. Together, the two played an important role in helping the Phoenix rebels discover a new base on the planet Atollon, which was named Chopper Base in Chopper's honor.” from starwars.wikia.com

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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/01/04 06:41:47


Post by: Ubl1k


Geez I have imperial assault on my games shelf and have never actually played a full game. The number of rules had always put my GF and gaming buddy off learning, These painted up models and terrain are absolutely incredible though. Can I ask what size bases the models have as standard I'm going past the FLGS tonight and thought the Necromunda bases might work really nicely for the characters etc.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/01/05 09:12:50


Post by: AAN


I use 25mm „GW style“. Bases


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/01/13 14:35:20


Post by: AAN


And the two most famous droids of the galaxy join the Rebellion!
‘Nuff said...


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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/01/14 09:06:42


Post by: Soul Samurai


Great stuff! That group shot is making me feel warm and fuzzy inside. Just needs Leia and Obi-Wan and you'll have the full New Hope gang!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/01/14 09:36:16


Post by: AAN


Thought so too, Obi Wan is released but Leia is only in Ep V Outfit available...


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/01/27 13:07:15


Post by: AAN



Davith Elso is a Force user with a knack for stealthy operations.


Davith Elso is joined in his covert espionage missions by Murne Rin, an Ithorian intelligence master.
Though her outward role is that of a diplomat, Murne Rin is a useful asset for any mission, as your Imperial foes will soon discover.

Both heroes are from the Bespin Gambit expansion.
While Murne is painted as shown in the IA artwork, Davith is painted in the colours Anakin showed in the animated Clone wars series.
I also gave him an alternative light sabre.

more on my site http://www.adpublishing.de/html/imperial_assault.html


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/01/27 14:19:13


Post by: Brushfire


Just went through your entire post at this moment, and must say you've cheered me up and resurrected the fun and excitement of the Star Wars universe that I thought I had lost with the recent spate of movies that have come out.

Brilliant work that shows love, skill, and oozes with fun!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/01/27 22:23:36


Post by: AAN


Thanks, you are welcome!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/01/28 06:29:23


Post by: Soul Samurai


They look great! Every time I see more of your work it makes me feel guilty for not starting on my own Star Wars stuff. So thanks for that.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/02/03 17:39:05


Post by: AAN



The most famous Trandoshan bounty hunter - Bossk.
Joined as shown in Ep V by IG-88 and Boba Fett.

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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/03/30 12:22:10


Post by: AAN



I was asked here (https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/753859.page#9903418) about the colours I used.

Uniform Brown: Vallejo 70941 burnt umber
Webbing, rucksack etc: Vallejo 70821 German DAK uniform (or so)
Shoulder pads: Citadel Stegadon Scale Green
Metal parts: Citadel Leadbelcher.

Shade: Agrax earthshade

Then the above colours again as highlighs, after that again with some mixed in white.
Done!




Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/03/31 02:12:14


Post by: Aetare


Looking good!


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/03/31 10:44:11


Post by: AAN


Ahsoka Tano Ally Pack
After painting Hera and Chopper it was only a matter time to paint Ashoka for me.


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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/06/02 13:38:19


Post by: AAN



After the release of a Rogue One Pao look alike by Brother Vinni, I had to add him to the Scarif squad!


Paodok'Draba'Takat, most commonly known as Pao, was a male Drabatan soldier who served as a commando in the Alliance to Restore the Republic during the Galactic Civil War, and took part in the Battle of Scarif. Prior to the Battle of Scarif, Corporal Pao carried out a demolitions job on Foerost where he took out a communications tower similar to the one on Scarif. He was killed during the Battle of Scarif, along with the rest of Rogue One.

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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/07/14 09:56:28


Post by: AAN


Heer46 Working Droids

My buddy from Heer 46 released some “working Droids””. I like them a lot and painted some samples ASAP:


And with Imperial Assault minis:


Works for me!

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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/07/14 11:42:42


Post by: bubber


"These are so not the droids we're looking for, you dumbass. One is gold the other is white!! Go out & start the search again & try not to miss anything"

Great job again Agis


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/07/15 06:30:43


Post by: Soul Samurai


Nice, those droids look right at home next to Star Wars minis.

 bubber wrote:
"These are so not the droids we're looking for, you dumbass. One is gold the other is white!! Go out & start the search again & try not to miss anything"
Lol


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/08/25 11:47:03


Post by: AAN


I finished Agent Blaise from the Bespin Expansion/ Villain Box:

Throughout the galaxy, Emperor Palpatine’s Galactic Empire has created an atmosphere of suffocating fear and submission. No one dares to speak out, and those who do are quickly and efficiently silenced. These terror tactics are the work of the Imperial Security Bureau, the Empire’s secret police. Anyone you know could secretly be an ISB agent, and these agents are renowned for their lack of moral compunctions. Only the most foolish Rebels would dare to take the ISB lightly.
On Cloud City, the ISB operatives are commanded by none other than Agent Blaise, a cunning and dangerous interrogator and warrior.

And the 3 Ugnaughts from the Bespin box are finally done:


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Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/08/25 14:29:28


Post by: Brushfire


Just lovely. You'll have to do a group shot sometime.


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/08/25 14:48:01


Post by: AAN


LOL, no more possible, the group is too big to get a decent pic…


Star Wars Imperial Assault - ISB Infiltrators @ 2018/09/08 16:43:24


Post by: AAN




ISB Infiltrators - a very small conversion, I still had a Scout head around so I decided to do aquick swap to hafe 2 diffrent minis...



more on my site (including a group shot with Blaise): http://www.adpublishing.de/html/ally_and_villain.html