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For the Republic! Update 22/4: "Execute order 66" WIP

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So with a semi-lockdown in place due to the Corona pandemic I suddenly appear to have a lot of free time on my hands. Or let's just call it a good excuse to finally start painting that Legion core set I've been holding on to for a while now. Assembly line was started, painted 14 clones in one go. Here are the first results:

 

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And before priming:
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My goal when painting these was to speedpaint them to a high tabletop standard and to try things I never did before. Those things ended up being acrylic inks, oil paints and pigment powders. I must say I had a blast when painting these and I should have tried these methods way earlier.

Let me know what you guys think. One thing I am considering is adding some colour to the visors to add a little more visual interest to the models

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Update 22/4

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The clones are fantastic. Another color scheme to inspire me. I do not want anymore white. 🤗

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8 hours ago, Krakus said:

Do you have pics of painted obi wan?

Is the barc schedule to be painted or set aside because no plan to play it?

Obi Wan is only primed, I plan to start on him later this week.

The Barc I will only build and paint if they become usable or I really run out of things to do, so far no plans to build it. Although I might as wel glue it together to get a hang of building bases with the firing arc lines visible.

 

Thanks for the kind words overall. I'm glad alternate scheme models are appreciated 😊

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Thanks guys! The numbers plus matching white patterns are basically for me to keep my squads apart on the table, all while sticking to the same colour scheme to make the whole look unified. It should be effective enough 🙂 

 

Before starting on Obi (I'm a little nervous for painting him) I wanted to have a bit of a practice run to properly practice some of the techniques I thought I might need to paint him. I still had a Yoda model lying around from Alternative Gaming Miniatures that would fit with the army and would be great practice. Sadly he doesn't have a place in Legion yet, but I'm sure he'll have some use eventually.

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The main thing I wanted to practice was painting robes and Object Source Lightning. The hardest part was getting the green glow on the green skin to look right. Luckily I won't have that problem on Obi Wan 😁

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And Rex is done as well! Rex was a lot of fun to paint, I really like the sculpt. Also gave freehands a bit of a shot again, that has been a while. I'm happy with how it turned out however. Nearly screwed up the model in the varnishing step, but I managed to rescue it quite well. Also couldn't resist adding a bit of a joke to his shoulderpad. Now onto Obi!

 

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Took a litle painting break and went back to assembling. Built the BARC from the core set. I decided to leave off the side cart because I didn't like the look of it. The model is a loot sleeker without it. Also building a base with the lines intact was a bit of a learning curve, but I think I got it done nicely.

 

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And prepped and ready for priming.

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The model will be kept loose for transport. The fit is quite snug and it doesn't move around. I'll probably start painting it tomorrow.

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Minor update, got some tufts in the mail that I thought might fit with the army. Perfect match! Then of course you get carried away and start updating all the finished clone troopers.... Also just spotted I forgot to paint the clothes of this one around his armpit area 😂🤦‍♂️

What has been done: Cleaned up the white a little bit and painted some detail into the visor to add a bit more colour to the model.

 

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Hey guys,

 

I was suddenly hit with some inspiration. I have had an original core box since Legion first came out, but never did anything with it up until the "lockdown" began. So I had a leftover side cart from the BARC, and a Rebel AT-RT. Since Clones are getting one soon-ish I figured I might as well build one now, kitbash it from the parts I have lying around.I never liked the sluggish pose and feel of the Rebel ATRTs, so I figured I would try and make it run. The legs are actually easier to cut apart than it seems! It is still very WIP and just dryfitted together for now, but this is more or less going to be the pose. Tonight I'll be doing a bit more greenstuffing and tomorrow I'll be building the rider.

 

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Another update, finished painting the ATRT. I had a few minor hickups when painting it, so it's not as smooth as I would have liked, but still it's not bad. Managed to rescue all things that went wrong. I think it turned out quite well in the end and fits nicely with the rest of the army.

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Spent a little more attention on the cockpit controls as well, just for the fun of it
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I've been delaying painting Obi, but maybe I should paint Obi up next...

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Took a bit of a break for a week. I did end up buying 4 boxes of P2 clones. I'm a bit torn up about the P2 clones myself because, yes they are super easy to assemble and fit together perfectly. The detail is superb, moldlines almost nonexistent and they just simply look great. However, the one thing I was hoping for, more out of the box assembly options for variation, is not there. All the models are more or less mono-pose models. I think this is a missed opportunity. Especially for people like me having bought 4 units of P2s, it will be very hard to make each and every one of those models look unique without cutting them apart and doing some major repositioning and greenstuff work.

That being said, of course I could not resist going over the top with the first Phase II trooper I assemble. I picked a P2 captain. I always wanted to include an "execute order 66" model in my army, and the Phase IIs are perfect for this. The conversion is more or less done, needs a bit of sanding here and there but that is minimal.

 

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It's a mix of P1/P2 parts and a blue stuff mold I made from the cloak from Rex. I think it turned out quite well! The mini palp was probably the most fiddly thing I ever tried to sculpt with greenstuff

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1 hour ago, Sarcon said:

Took a bit of a break for a week. I did end up buying 4 boxes of P2 clones. I'm a bit torn up about the P2 clones myself because, yes they are super easy to assemble and fit together perfectly. The detail is superb, moldlines almost nonexistent and they just simply look great. However, the one thing I was hoping for, more out of the box assembly options for variation, is not there. All the models are more or less mono-pose models. I think this is a missed opportunity. Especially for people like me having bought 4 units of P2s, it will be very hard to make each and every one of those models look unique without cutting them apart and doing some major repositioning and greenstuff work.

That being said, of course I could not resist going over the top with the first Phase II trooper I assemble. I picked a P2 captain. I always wanted to include an "execute order 66" model in my army, and the Phase IIs are perfect for this. The conversion is more or less done, needs a bit of sanding here and there but that is minimal.

 

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It's a mix of P1/P2 parts and a blue stuff mold I made from the cloak from Rex. I think it turned out quite well! The mini palp was probably the most fiddly thing I ever tried to sculpt with greenstuff

That captain looks awesome!! Well done! Creations like this are what make we want to try my hang at green stuff. I can't wait to see him painted! 

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