Saturday, 31 October 2020

More Star Wars random stuff

As I awaited the next batch of figures to arrive, I decided to quickly paint up the random figures that I had left. First up is 2 proxy Mandalorians.  These are both metal figures from Diehard miniatures. They are very nice, though unsure on the powerfist for Star wars.

Next was an Imperial officer from the Assault board game. He is quite thin in comparison to the legion figures. He is though rather quick and easy to paint.

And just so the rebels didn't feel left out I added an AT-RT. At first I was quite daunted painting this up, but needn't have been. I just worked up from field drab, just adding small amounts of bone colour to each layer. The trooper just followed the same colour schemes as the foot sloggers.

As the collection of figures grows my attention is turning towards some scenery. I have ordered a couple of resin pieces to start me off. I also had a look on Etsy and there are some great 3D printed stuff, shame most were US based and the postage would cost more than the models. I did though nick a few ideas for some sheds for my backwater smugglers spaceport. They were quick builds out of foamcard and some random leftover plastic pieces. A quick paint up and they will suffice.

These are very rough models, but they will add some cover to games.

Searching through the unpainted figures, I can add 7 Imperial scouts, 12 Fleet troopers, 12 Rebel infantry, Jyn Erso and Han Solo. On order I have 3 resin variant Rebel troopers as well as Jabba the Hut.

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

More Star Wars Legion

As I slowly plod on with my Franco Prussian war project, I couldn't help but add a few more figures to my Star Wars collection. First up is 2 more 74-z speeder bikes. I really like these models. Will need to add some Scout troopers to support them.

I can just seem these zooming past poor rebel foot sloggers. I also added 2 more Stormtroopers to the collection. These are both from the Imperial Assault game. They are slightly smaller than the Legion figures. The last photo gives a size comparison. 

With all these Imperial troops it was time to add a few more rebels. This is the first of my Rebel squads which I can add to the painted troopers I picked up. I deliberatly went for a mix of browns and greys. I wanted them to look rough and ready yet still uniformed.

The 2 squads look close enough to keep to the theme I have in my head. I do have an AT-RT nearing completion to add to them. I've also picked up Jyn Erso and some fleet troopers. Can't wait for them to arrive to get them painted.

Now for rules I have 2 ideas. The first is to adapt the old Rogue Trader rules, which should be fine for the size of games I am planning. Secondly their is the free FUBAR rules. These look simple and fun.

Sunday, 25 October 2020

The Emperor's Bodyguard

These are the last 4 figures from the EBay bundle that I picked up. They were already painted black for some reason and I always find painting red over black slightly problematic. However I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out.

Now I just need a suitable dignitary for them to protect. I'll probably look to pick up an Imperial Commander at some point.

The other figure I completed was a Trandoshan mercenary. This figure is from the Imperial Assault game. As he is slightly smaller I've transferred him to a spare legion base.

I may use him as a simple mercenary or even as the bounty hunter Bossk. 

Monday, 19 October 2020

A call to the Darkside

In between the Franco Prussian war project I couldn't help but add a few more Stormtroopers to my collection. First up is two squads and a pair of 74-Z Scout speederbikes. These were all part of a bundle I picked up off EBay for under £20.

I also picked up a box of the Stormtrooper reinforcements set. These provide an extra commander and some extra heavy support weapons. With those already painted, brings the total up to 25 Stormtroopers.

I do have 2 extra Stromtroopers to paint, but these are from the Imperial Assault game. They are noticeably smaller. I can raise their bases and then hide them within the units.

I also picked up some Rebel troopers. These were already painted. I did intend to repaint these as they didn't look the best in the pictures. However when they arrived, they looked much better in the flesh, so just some rebasing and they are ready to go.

So what next. I've a couple of Bounty hunter types from Diehard miniatures which look very much like Mandalorians. There is also 4 Emperors Bodyguards from the EBay bundle to paint. I wouldn't mind adding some more Speederbikes, some of the film characters and a few more Rebels.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

FPW Prussian IR#51

Finally managed to get the bases completed on the 3rd unit for 11th Division. These will represent the 51st regiment. Like the previous 2 regiments; the figures are all from Outpost and the flag is from Maverick Models.

Unlike the previous 2 regiments, these have a mix of poses. Not sure which I prefer.

Tuesday, 13 October 2020


Being a big fan of Star wars it was only a matter of time before I picked up some figures for a bit of gaming. I haven't settle on any particular rule set. To start with I picked up a box of Stormtroopers for Star Wars Legion. These are very nice figures. So much so I've already added an expansion pack and picked up a few extras off EBay.

So here they are 7 of the Emperors finest.

Really enjoyed painting these despite the white. I simply started with a black undercoat.  Each model was given a drybrush of firstly grey, then 2 successive drybrush coats of white. I then completed them with a wet brush again of white on the larger areas. The weapons were kept black, highlighted with dark grey.

Saturday, 10 October 2020

FPW Commanders and artillery

I'm slowly chipping away at the Franco Prussian war lead mountain. This time some extra commanders and the artillery for Gordon's XI Division.

The figures are mainly Outpost with the Buglar from Essex. He was lying around in the spares pile and thought I'd put it to use.

The guns for XI Division are a mix of 4 and 6pdrs. I've represented them as 2 of each. These are also from Outpost. It is quite difficult to tell the guns apart. The 2 on the left are the 6pdrs.

Now I just have the last 2 infantry regiments to do to complete the Division. I'll then either move on to XII Division or possibly switch to some French XII Corps.