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Regardless of painting skills, the pieces look great with paint on them!

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The miniatures are not realistically of the highest quality comparing to actual miniature/model companies, but they look very good and even excellent in "board game" environment.

The models have less than desirable mold lines and the material is hard to work with. Feels like soft resin as opposed to plastic. This causes the miniatures to be a bit troublesome to work with especially in the cleaning up department.

But with a little paint on the models are much better looking already!

Enjoy!

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The bases will be left light grey due to the amount of different terrain they will be traversing across. Now I am happy to wait for the ally/villain packs :)

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*insinuates lack of painting skills with post title*
*posts pictures of expertly painted models*

:lol: 

 

 

Close ups...especially At-St

And the stormtroopers. I NEED to see the stormtroopers...

Edited by Hoosteen

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*insinuates lack of painting skills with post title*

*posts pictures of expertly painted models*

:lol: 

Totally! I came hoping to see some awful/easy paint jobs but reveal that they still look fine so as to prop me up and get me started on my own crappy job. So disappointed :-)

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I'll post these images in sets.

ALL minis apart from probe droids and Darth Vader were undercoated/primed with Vallejo Acrylic Grey Primer with an airbrush.

I usually work mainly with the airbrush when painting minis and my approach is to usually paint pretty much all parts separately. These minis were pre-assembled so airbrush painting was not really possible to same extent and accuracy to which I was used to. Painting the miniatures before assebling allows to do some awesome zenithal lighting shading and off-source lighting. Without cutting the models this cannot be easily achieved with these minis without extensive masking.

Anyways...

Here are the first three heroes. Jyn, Mak and Fenn.

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And on to Gideon, Diala and Gaarkhan.

I usually never paint eyes on this scale humanoids. The eyeballs will look too big and if pupils are added the models look like they are on drugs... These also show a bit of the sloppiness as my brushwork is nowhere near my airbrushing skills. I hate going back and cover up leaks with a brush. :P

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More later...

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Vader time!!!

Vader was primed black and his cape was highlighted with dark grey and light grey. I picked some details with light grey and his chestbox buttons were painted with blue and red.

The lightsaber is an excellent example why red is a PAIN to highlight/shade. Mixing it with black produces brown and mixing with white turns it pink... Neither are desirable effects. The saber was first painted white and then with bright red. The highlight was done with an airbrush and given a short cover of white to the tip of the lightsaber. The shiny parts of Vaders' armour was coated with a gloss varnish.

EDIT: I gave Vader a subtle offsource lighting which is not very visible in the photo unfortunately. The problem is that black absorbs light and would not really reflect light very much unless the surface was polished. That said there is an awesome OSL Vader on this forum where it works marvelously!!!

All painted minis have a Vallejo satin varnish to protect the paintjobs.

The royal guard was primed with grey. The recesses of the cape was preshaded with mahogany and the raised areas were given a short burst of white preshading. After that they were given a thin coat of Scarlet red. This leaves the shading visible. Thinned down black wash was give to "blackline" helmet and cape joints to make them pop up more. Helmet was also given a gloss varnish coat on top of the underlying satin varnish coat.

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Really though. The models will see some use, so I HIGHLY recommend giving them a coat of varnish to protect the paintjob especially if you are using vallejo model air color range.

Edited by Krankenstein

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Trandoshans next!

This started out as a "paint with washes"-experiment. Because I decided to keep the bases grey I created two differently coloured groups. After priming the models grey I gave a Thraka Green wash on the green ones on top of the primer twice (dry out between). I used "Aged White" coloured base for the others and gave two sepia washes. After that I painted the guns with steel, the clothing with a thinned down blue paint or blazing orange and the backpacks got a calthan brown base. Thinned down black wash on the aforementioned parts and the highlighting with the same colour. Backpacks got a snakebite leather highlight and eyes were painted red.

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Here is the AT-ST

Primed grey as per my usual style. Then shaded with dark grey using an airbrush at low angles. Then airbrushed with black wash. Fail completely. Prime again with grey. Shade with dark grey as before. Coat with satin varnish. Wash with thinned down black using a BRUSH this time. Use grey primer sparingly on parts that would have lighter color due to light hitting it. Get slightly frustrated. Highlight edges with "Longbeard Grey" very hastily. Add final coat of satin varnish.

Yeah this was a mess... But I guess it turned out just fine :)

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Not completely happy with the end result but I am too lazy to go back and fix things more ;)

Edited by Krankenstein

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I have a few water-marks on my AT-ST as well. Maybe I'm just lying to myself, but I think it looks kind of cool. It makes it look like the AT-ST has been out scouting in the woods for a while and gives it that very "used" look that Lucas was going for with the original trilogy.

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Don't be fooled by the initial impression. :) I'll put some close-ups as soon as I finish these nightshifts. I'll write some details about colours (there aren't many!) and techniques.

Ha! You can't fool me with your words! Anyone talking about doing "zenithal light shading" is not someone likely to produce crap.

Those images above are great and thanks for sharing! Maybe it's not winning any Golden Brushes but it's still a fine looking set you have there.

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