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Imperial Dewback Rider:


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Ahsoka Tano, It's All Anakin's Fault Edition:



I got bored of waiting for FFG to make a model for Ahsoka, so I made one myself. I used the opportunity to try a variety of things I don't often do, both with regard to painting and sculpting. Good exercise all around.

Speaking of sculpting, For those who may be interested, here's also a picture of the sculpt. Spoilered for lack of paint.

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Scum and villainy - politicians enter the stage!

Senator Padme Amidala of Naboo:



Senator Riyo Chuchi of Pantora:


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Imperial Intelligence special operatives.

NSFW warning because of hot girls in various states of undress.

Commander DT-A19:

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Operative SAS-04:

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So, you know how Star Wars has plenty of wars in space, heists in space, politics in space? I felt like adding to the category of exploitation in space.

Human commander and Pantoran operative for now. They will in time be joined by another four operatives set up to make the squad function as a Death Trooper unit in case I want to use them in games.

It's a nice opportunity to practice skin tones. I'm really happy with the way the commander turned out and after having some doubts about Senator Chuchi, this Pantoran turned out really well. I'm not big on blue and have struggled with blue skin in the past, so it's probably best to note down how I painted it:

1. Thorough drybrush of Jokaero Orange over Dryad Bark as a base

2. For pre-shading:
Drybrush of Lugganath Orange
Selective drybrush of Blue Horror
Highlights with Pallid Wich Flesh

3. Shading with watered down Dechala Lilac

4.Layering:
One coat of watered down Hoeth Blue for the darker areas
Two to three coats of Blue Horror for the lighter areas

I sculpted the "gems" fairly small and tried to give them a look of amber. This may be the first time where I find the camera close-up to paint the model in a better light than a smaller picture at the model's actual size, or the actual model. I don't pretend to understand amber. I did some research but I found it's not as simple as painting actual gems. Not sure what to think of that, or how to improve on it.

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The Togruta special operative is finished.

As before, picture spoilered for being NSFW.

Operative SAS-02:

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The zoomed picture does not shine a good light on my blending here. There are some harsh lines on the skin that I can barely make out on the model even now that I know they're there. Shows my experience with oranges, I guess. I very rarely work with orange tones. Definitely something to improve on in the future.

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Pau'an special operative.

Spoilered for being NSFW, because sparingly attired alien girl.

Operative SAS-03:

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You know what's fun? Having a Pau'an. You know what isn't fun? Realizing you're the one who has to sculpt and paint all those lines.

Not my best sculpt to be sure. My hands shake far too much to make straight lines, especially in hard to reach places where parts of the model or base get in the way of the sculpting tool. But it's not too bad for what it is and the face actually came out pretty well.

Two more operatives to go.

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Republic BARC speeder:



I had serious trouble getting motivated to paint this thing. I think I worked on it on and off for two years. I guess that makes it the ultimate proof that even a layer of paint every other month will eventually get you a painted model...

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Very nice work! Think the colour scheme on the speeder looks good, and looks a lot more like Star Wars as it isn't too 'clean' (if you get what I am saying).

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Thank you.

I wasn't really sure what to do with Star Wars vehicles for the longest time. Zenithal (if you will) drybrushing works best for me, I think. It's nice and grainy and adds something interesting to look at. Star Wars designs are cool but based so much on geometric shapes and large panels.

I've actually been experimenting with this throughout. The BARC is different from the X-34, and that's different from the AT-ST. I think I like the latter best because it has an extra layer of Contrast for depth before it gets more layers of highlights. That may well become my standard for Legion vehicles. Maybe with some refinement for good measure.

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The Twi'lek special operative is finished.

Spoilered for being NSFW, because sparingly attired alien girl.

Operative SAS-01:

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That's the second to last operative done. First time I painted red skin beyond a base layer and a wash back in the day.

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Imperial Shoretroopers:



I finally got around to painting these guys. I love the design of Shoretroopers and I'm happy the squad is painted now.

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The Umbaran operative is finished, and with her the whole squad.

NSFW warning because of hot girls in various states of undress.

Operative SAS-05:

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Imperial Intelligence Special Assignment Squad for Operation Red Night:

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Wrecked AT-ST terrain piece:



I don't regret buying the model, but unlike the actual AT-ST this one is made of PVC instead of hard plastic. I guess it made more economic sense for FFG to do it this way, but the unfortunate side effect is that there is some warping to deal with. It looks good enough when painted, but there are some notable gaps between the AT-ST and the base, the front and top armor required a lot of coercing to fit and, as you can see, the base is slightly bent. Ultimately nothing too terrible, but this is why I prefer hard plastic.

Still, I'm happy with how it turned out and it's a pretty cool model.

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Agent Kallus:



I had Kallus prepped and ready for painting for a while but wasn't quite sure how to go about painting the three different greys on his uniform and between everything else I was doing I never really found the time to figure it out. That's changed this week and I finally painted him.

Observant observers may have observed that I went with a non-canonical beard. I wasn't really paying attention when I put the base layers on and put a mustache on him. Now I'm not saying I have a problem with a beard that looks like he shaved after putting his helmet on, but I think he looks more badass the way I did the beard, so I kept it. Also it's just facial hair. He can shave it one month and grow it back the next month if he feels like it, so it's not even a problem.


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Darth Vader:



I'll take this opportunity to say that I'm not feeling Vader's pose, which is one reason why it took forever to get around to painting him. I like operative Vader better than starter box Vader, but I'd much prefer a model of him just standing there like when he makes his appearance during the battle of Scarif before he murderizes all those troopers. With or without ignited lightsaber. Though after painting this model I'd say with is better, just to get a spot of color on him.

Oh well, maybe one day we'll get a Vader model like that. Got to work with what we have until then, I guess.

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It's May the 4th. Let's have an Imperial Stormtrooper:



That's Sergeant Steve, the measure of all things. Or perhaps I should spell that Stiev to make it look like a Star Wars name. At any rate, that's the first Legion model I assembled, the model we used to determine door and wall heights and such when we built our Tatooine terrain, and now he serves as the prototype for how I intend to paint my Stormtroopers. I figured he deserved to be highlighted on his own.

I'm pretty happy with how the white turned out. Painting to that standard is a lengthy process and I don't expect to finish the first Stormtrooper squad anytime soon. Batch painting, which I only grudgingly do to begin with, is right out. I can't focus on more than one of these guys and ensure quality at the same time.

I've held back on painting Stormtroopers so far, but now that I have a number of Imperial units in my display cabinet it's time to add the core of the Empire's armies. Slowly, to be sure, but the first step is made.

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Governor Pryce:



I had a spare officer model laying around and decided to convert it to Governor Pryce. In hindsight reposing the model entailed so much resculpting that it wouldn't have been much more work to just sculpt the whole model. But here we are either way.

The rank plaque for a governor is nasty at this scale. I can just about sculpt twelve pips with decent gaps between them. Painting them to look discrete is a lot harder and I'm glad it worked out. I certainly don't want to do that again, though.

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Imperial Stormtrooper Specialists:



It's good to get these guys done not just because I need Stormtroopers for my Empire army and for the longest time I simply wasn't able to paint a pleasing white, but it also gave me the opportunity to visualize what I want out of my collection.

I have no intention of going overboard on Stormtroopers since the Empire has so many fun trooper types to choose from, so I think having all my Stormtroopers as part of the same company and organized in a single platoon is a good idea. I have all the orange pauldrons I need already. This captain gives me a company commander. The squad leader a couple of posts up is platoon leader now. Any remaining squad leaders get a white pauldron. That should sort out the command structure and any Stormtroopers I add will be organized around that. Maybe if AMG releases Stormtroopers in HIPS I'm going to need another platoon, but who knows if that ever happens.

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Stormtrooper squad:



I painted these guys on the side and finally managed to finish them. I plan to do the same thing with another squad. Between these two, the Shoretroopers and an upcoming Snowtrooper squad my corps requirements should be met pretty well.

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Imperial Snowtrooper:



I gave basing on my Snowtroopers a good bit of thought and considered snow bases for a better fitting theme, but the squad seems to be very limited in how you can convert it. The other PVC models I've worked with so far are at least good for making three squads of troopers with some individuality on each model and not too much conversion required to get it, but I'm not sure I'd be able to do the same with Snowtroopers. And if I'm going to have only one squad and an E-Web down the line, there's no point in giving them different basing as I couldn't make a full army out of them.

On the bright side, I don't care for the look of armies that don't share basing, so at least I won't feel bad about mixing these guys in with the rest of my Imperials.

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Imperial squad upgrades:


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Jyn Erso:



I had Jyn basecoated on my desk for a while and was finally in the mood to paint her. Her outfit is very drab and tan, with some extra shades of drab and tan thrown in for good measure, and dark leather to round off all that excitement. It's a nice costume in the movie, but not something I particularly liked painting.

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