Saturday, April 30, 2022

Imperial Assault Hoth

This week, some more 28mm Imperial Assault figures.

 From the snowy wastelands of Hoth we have two troopers, Leia and an Imperial baddy.

I spent a stupid amount of time trying to get the tone right on Leia's jacket. Paint, paint, perfect. Add wash. Crap. Remove paint, cursing wildly. More painting. More cursing.

What was most interesting was examining the movie stills to sort out the details on the rebel Hoth troopers. A completely different colour palette than my 1980 Kenner action figures had led me to believe.

Up next: Droids and maybe some bounty hunters.

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Star Wars Imperial Assault

Painting progress has been slow as work absorbed too much time. But I'm back on track and doing some 28mm Imperial Assault figures for a friend.


I'm always a bit nervous about doing character figures because people have very definite ideas about what they should look like.

IG-88 was dead simple. I spent some more time looking at images of Han Solo to try and get the colours right.

Up next: Some friends from Hoth.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

More 28mm Crimea French

And a second unit of 28mm Foundry French/Sardinians for the Crimea.

A different pose than last week's unit but about of the same level of cursing and fiddliness!

Up next: Some 54mm AWI horse if I get ambitious!

Saturday, April 2, 2022

28mm Crimea French

 Missed a week of posting due to some work distractions plus nicer weather (hello, summer bicycle!). But today I finished off from more 28mm Crimean from Foundry.

These are French/Sardinian troops. There are four command and eight troopers. Not sure I got all of the details right but close.

Nice figures overall. Need to find an appropriate flag.

 Up next: Some more 28mm French!