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Hi,

So I have sold off all or almost all of my originally painted rebel stuff from Legion. I am preparing for the release of "real" Hoth rebels. I've got 3x Atgar Towers, a snowspeeder, 2x Rebel Troopers in snow fatigues, a box of specialists and a second rebel commander. I made the extra commander from an Atgar crewman, as per the suggestion of a forum member. To keep the base of that artillery piece from looking too empty, I put a few crates from Priority Supplies in his place.

Eventually I'll probably add a second snowspeeder (sold my old one) but I truly hated painting T-47's so it'll be awhile. In the meantime my artillery and air support give me enough sheer points to get an army into the field fast. The commander(s) and 2 corps units mean that as soon as I paint my first squad of veterans and tauntaun riders, I can immediately begin playing with them in a nice looking army. Despite my enthusiasm, when "real" Hoth rebels are released I will maintain my strict "buy one, paint one" rule, with the exception that I'll immediately buy and paint one of EACH. Thereafter it'll be slowly increased one squad of vets or riders at a time.

I painted a new snow AT-RT, I thought my first batch of them turned out too dark grey. I'm painting them lighter now and will do one each for snow, forest, and desert.

I need to think about going back and ding some more touch-ups, tweaking the shading a bit, and so forth, on some of these figures. Thus I give them just one coat of matte spray varnish at first. This is an old art class trick, it lets you keep painting on top of the varnish before it's too thick. Once I'm sure I'm done messing with them they'll get another coat of yellow on the base edges, flock on the top of the bases to match my terrain system, and two more coats of varnish.

Ultimately though, these are an unapologetically quick and dirty paintjob. I'm divided between many armies for many games, and these low quality paintjobs are infinitely better than none at all.

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Really, really like these troops. Great job on all of your miniatures. I am gonna have to put a Bespin table on hiatus and go full on Hoth now that we are getting true Hoth rebels and Tauntauns.

Using EA Star Wars Battlefront maps as inspiration for my tables. 

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These look plenty good to me.  What made you decide to paint the T47 stand?  Just easier than keeping it separate from the base?

 

I'm curious what you hated about it - I loved doing mine and though about buying another unit even though I’m never likely to field two.

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3 hours ago, BigBadAndy said:

These look plenty good to me.  What made you decide to paint the T47 stand?  Just easier than keeping it separate from the base?

 

On my last one I found the clear stand to have its own issues. You can still see it, and by gluing it to the base before painting I had this red tee shape visible through the clear plastic.  

3 hours ago, BigBadAndy said:

I'm curious what you hated about it - I loved doing mine and though about buying another unit even though I’m never likely to field two.

I like painting toy soldiers, not model planes, is what I guess it boils down to. 

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5 hours ago, TauntaunScout said:

 

On my last one I found the clear stand to have its own issues. You can still see it, and by gluing it to the base before painting I had this red tee shape visible through the clear plastic.  

I like painting toy soldiers, not model planes, is what I guess it boils down to. 

I agree, painting infantry is much more satisfying than vehicles 

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13 hours ago, TauntaunScout said:

I like painting toy soldiers, not model planes, is what I guess it boils down to. 

Fair enough.  I never thought I would like painting anything but for whatever reason I enjoyed he airspeeder.  I bought an airbrush and even enjoyed priming it, lol.

 

i actually magnetized my vase stand so I could take it off, but decorated it with snow so it doesn’t stick out quite so much.

It’s tough to see in the picture but you probably get the idea.

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if I had to do it all over I would base it very differently but keep the magnets.  It’s not super stable but it’s good enough and it lets me take the thing apart to a manageable size.

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4 minutes ago, BigBadAndy said:

Fair enough.  I never thought I would like painting anything but for whatever reason I enjoyed he airspeeder.  I bought an airbrush and even enjoyed priming it, lol.

 

i actually magnetized my vase stand so I could take it off, but decorated it with snow so it doesn’t stick out quite so much.

It’s tough to see in the picture but you probably get the idea.

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if I had to do it all over I would base it very differently but keep the magnets.  It’s not super stable but it’s good enough and it lets me take the thing apart to a manageable size.

I glued the flight stand to the base but not the speeder to the flight stand. It snaps on and off and holds just fine. So my T-47 can be transported and can be “crashed” during games. 

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