Saturday, October 1, 2022

For Sale: Painted Star Wars Legion Rebel Army

I have for sale a painted Rebel army for Star Wars Legion. The army includes the cards and counters but no dice. I'd like $250, which is less than the cost of the unpainted minis.

There are five seven-man foot units, two Lukes, and three AT-RT walkers. The guns on the walkers swivel (magnet mounts) and there are three extra guns if you want to customize the weaponry.








From a pet- and smoke-free home. Would not consider parting this out. Shipping is extra at cost. offers to bob.barnetson@shaw.ca .

Saturday, September 24, 2022

AT-RTs and Cobra Commander

I finished off the last of the Star Wars Legion rebels I bought: three AT-RTs. I will have all of these guys up for sale shortly. They come with all of the counters and cards you need for the game.


These were interesting figures to paint. The bow-mounted guns rotate on magnets and there are also three spare guns of various descriptions so you can change out the armaments.


I also finished off a new Cobra Commander figure that I got from Crooked Dice. Not sure why his pistol is in his right hand but the holster is on the left leg? A cross-draw hip holster would be weird, no?


This one seems slightly better than the Pulp Figures one that I converted with some paint.


He fits in reasonably well with the Cobra troopers from Pulp Figures. 

I have ordered some more slotta bases and will rebase the rest of the Cobra army to match the Commander.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

Even more brown Rebels

Alright, this is the last of the rebel foot from Star Wars Legion. Another squad in brown but with Luke in Bespin garb.


I went with dun-coloured shirts instead of blue so this squad could be differentiated from last week's, but could also still be combined.

Overall, I'm pretty happy with these guys. Easy to paint beautiful sculpts.


Up next: Some AT-RTs and then may some Crimea War figures?

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Rebels, but this time in brown!

Okay, some more Star Wars Legion rebels. For the third and fourth (next week) squads, I decided to shift palettes and have a drab brown base. These fellows still got rebel blue blouses. 


I've been fiddling with the commercial wash they came with (very nice product) and experimented with the skin tone. Basically, could I get a decent brown-ish skin tone without the usual hoops I jump through with my current technique. I think the answer is yes.


These figures have great detail that can be painted in a lot of different ways. The sculptor should be very proud of this work.


Up next: two more batches of Legion. Another set of troops and then some AT-RTs.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

More rebel troops

I finished  second set of rebel troopers for Star Wars Legion. I again went with a jungle theme.

To these guys I added some additional camp (basically a speckle of brighter green). 

The idea was that they could be used with the unit I finished two weeks ago but could also be separately.


In the end (especially after using the dark wash that came with the figures), the camo doesn't really distinguish the figures too much. You can see this set of figures (middle two poses below) compared to the earlier, slight drabber unit. Oh well!

Onto some walkers and maybe some troopers with brown uniforms for a more arid environment.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Gloomhaven

A friend asked me to paint his figures from Gloomhaven, which I take it is some kind of adventure game with figures that unlock as you go. Since the figures are all boxed up, there may be some spoilers below (sorry).

Overall, the figures were harder painting than I normally do. Each pose was unique (i.e., no one in standard fatigues or outfits). But there were some recurring elements that needed to be consistent. These were sometimes not apparent until I'd already painted them a different colour. 

Nobody ended up getting stripped, but a lot of paint blistered due to high-volume swearing! I also did not have the character cards, so I had to work from the images I could find online plus some guess work.

Overall, they turned out okay. The wash really pulled them together by popping the muted detail on some of the sculpts.


Happy they are done and not a complete embarrassment! Now back to some Star Wars.

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Star Wars Legion rebel troopers

I ground my way through one of the rebel troopers expansion boxes for Star Wars Legion that I picked up.


There were seven figures and I painted them in a quasi-jungle scheme.


Nice figures and the official hints the cane with were pretty decent.


I have three more squads of these guys to do so I'll need to vary the uniforms a bit (maybe another jungle unit and then two with more arid fatigues? I also have three AT-RT walkers plus another Luke.