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  1. Wow thanks man! Like a lot of people, I’m fond of citadel’s paints but once I started using Vallejo’s dropper bottles I just can’t go back. I use largely a mix of Vallejo model color and game color paints. I started with a simple prime in gray and zenithal in white - just because the piece is so big and I felt it needed at least a couple of shades to keep it from looking too uniform. For this, I primarily used sky gray, gray/green (approximate to mechanics standard gray) German gray and black. I mixed them to taste but gray is actually pretty easy to work with so that was no big deal. I actually diluted and did the walker with my airbrush. The rocks are brush painted in a couple gray mixes and I believe the dirt is chocolate brown. I used the zenithal as a guide for applying the different grays. I did use nuln oil on the ATST and Aggrax earthshade on the dirt. Then I drybrushed Khaki on the dirt and the rocks and a little sky gray on the rocks too. i appreciate the compliment but the whole thing was pretty simple. It’s just a lot of volume and some attention to detail. I’m sure people with more talent could do a lot more but considering it’s terrain of a wreckage, it should be reasonably forgiving all around. Keep it dirty and you probably can’t go wrong.
  2. I’m sure you could do either. Adding the basing paste let’s you make the surface to your own style, but you risk covering up the ATST parts that are scattered throughout. I just used paint, wash and drybrushing on mine.
  3. Everything in the thread looks great. If I had to pick a standout, I would pick your Bossk. He came out great.
  4. Obviously if you are going for movie matched display quality you might really want to agonize over this. But if you just want them to look reasonable on the tabletop I’m guessing either of those colors would look just fine.
  5. The riders are going to be the hardest part as they are all dressed in winter clothes. But the only thing about the tauntauns that suggests a cold climate is their shaggy fur. You might think about painting them a different color - like the brown and tan of a deer for example. I also would probably not use shading or drybrishing on their fur to de-emphasize the shaggy appearance and make them seem a little more like the short haired smoother mammals that live in woody temperate climates. Although a forest might still be very cold so you could get away with simply basing them on forest bases and otherwise painting them as standard movie canon colors.
  6. Finished up the desert scout troopers. Not great pics but you can get the idea. These are primed with mechanics standard gray, and then painted in two Vallejo model colors. German camo dark green and Khaki. I washed liberally with army painter light time and then dry brushed with Khaki. The base is just Agrellan earth drybrushed a bit with Khaki to lighten it up. I think the overall scheme works well. I tried painting highlights but didn’t like the result so I stuck with a light dry brushing instead. If someone wanted to detail these more I’m sure they could make the scheme look great. For me, these are basically opposition force pieces and they were much more fun than painting the white ones. Also, for anyone interested, here’s the landspeeder with the finished base.
  7. I never know if it’s better etiquette to start a new thread or dig up an old one and add to it. But since I don’t want to scroll through two years of my old photos I figure you don’t want to either. I’ve been slowly but surely painting up additional forces, while simultaneously being distracted by other shiny objects (Board game minis and Legend of the Five Rings Samurai, some Harry Potter miniatures and the occasional D&D mini... darn. I’m a full on miniature addict now I guess). Somewhere along the way I painted up the rebel and imperial specialists but I don’t know if I posted them or not. I still love painting individual minis more than squads so I’m pretty happy with my Jyn and Krennic. Tabletop standard as always so don’t expect to magnify them and see flawless lines, lol. Sorry about the odd background, but I find that holding them in front of my workstation actually produces better light balance and more accurate colors than trying to get them on a white or black background. I also finished a set of scout troopers. Man, I hate white... I actually did these guys in a very light gray (Vallejo sky gray) and I should have just left them like that. In isolation they looked white enough. But once I started adding highlights with white I had to do the whole thing. I’m also finally breaking my film based traditionalism and doing a non standard unit color. Here’s my test model for desert scout troopers. I also got my x-34 done. I didn’t get final pictures of the base so I will have to dig some up tonight. But I magnetized the riders and had a nice time getting this one done. Again, not going to win any awards but hey, it looks good at arms length and I had fun doing it. I may go back and touch up some stuff. So that’s my update. I’ve got one squad each of Death Troopers and Pathfinders waiting in the wings, along with a speeder bike unit I’ve been procrastinating on. Then Bossk and Sabine. Unlikely I will get all that done before Rebel veterans and Tauntauns come out, but I can dream right?
  8. I’m incredibly impressed by how neat and clean your stormtroopers look. Well done!
  9. Hi All, I’m not really sure the best place to post this so I figured I would try here. The short version is I’m collecting and painting Rebel and Imperial factions for Legion but I’m not really a competetive player. I’d just like to get some games in once in a while. My brother doesn’t own an Legion stuff but he’s happy to play with me. But since he’s unfamiliar with the rules a full 800 point game takes us about 6 hours and then causes burnout. What I’m looking for are recommendations about smaller scale (300-500 pt?) Legion setups that are good for getting some turn and game practice that still let you enjoy the game. I find the practice scenario with the core set to be pretty dull, so I thought I’d see what people suggest here. Advice on building playable and fun smaller scale force combinations and on what objectives/scenarios to build are appreciated. I have at least one of everything except the Imperial tank at this point so I should have decent ability to put together interesting armies on this scale. I’d love to hear about any outside resources I might reference as well. Thanks in advance for any help. cheers, Andy
  10. Thanks man. Yeah, the pictures make him look a little brighter than he seems in real life but I didn’t really want to try to make a bunch of drab, gray green metallic paints then try to differentiate them. He’s a colorful character and I’m imagining him out in the sunlight not standing in Jabba’s throne room.
  11. He looks great. I don’t think he needs eyes. Whats going on with the cool OSL pyramid you added to his base? That looks neat.
  12. I’m way behind in my models and my Rebels have taken priority because that’s the faction I play. But I finally got around to painting Boba Fett. What a great model. FFG made him as easy as possible to paint and it helps that in the Star Wars universe he’s a hot mess of cracked and scratched paint. Anyway here’s my usual table top quality take on it.
  13. It does. It’s a bit slow and a sonic jewelry cleaner helps a lot. I find the washes and the paint come off pretty easy but the primer takes longer and usually requires some scrubbing.
  14. Im really surprised they glued the body together. They could have saved some cost and all of us a lot of time if they had just left the pieces to be assembled by the user. It wouldn’t even be difficult to assemble.
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