Thursday 26 November 2020

FPW Prussian IR#38

After spending a lot of time on other projects, I finally got the last regiment completed for 11th Division. Like the rest of the collection these are Outpost figures and represent the 38th Infantry regiment. The flag is from Maverick Models.

So that completes 11th Division as part of VI Corps. I am currently using a detachment of Hussars instead of Dragoons, simply because they are the figures I have available. I will eventially replace them with a Dragoon detachment. So here is the completed Division.

I can now look to complete 12th Division. I have all the infantry tgat I need but will need to pick up 8 artillery pieces, some Dragoons and Uhlans. Plenty to keep me occupied.

Tuesday 24 November 2020

Star Wars Phase 1 complete

As the title says, phase 1 of my Star Wars project is complete. I.e. enough figures and terrain to get a game with. I finally managed to complete the last of my unpainted figures.

First up is an AT-ST, this is not from the Legion game, but one from Wizards of the Coast. The scale may not be quite right, but I picked this up for £10, significantly cheaper than the Fantasy flight model. The first photo has a Stormtrooper for scale.

The next model is for the Rebels, a third AT-RT. I've deliberatly given each of these a different paint scheme. My reason being as these are old vehicles from the Clone Wars that the Rebels have scavenged.

I also completed another 3d printed terrain piece. To tie it in with the rest of the collection I went with a grey colour scheme.

So with Phase 1 complete I got all the toys out of storage for a quick photo. Not bad for 3 months work.

For Phase 2 I will be looking to add a few more figures. In particular I want some more Stormtroopers and probably Darth Vader. I would also like a few more creatures and alien bounty hunters; then onto more terrain with a few extra buildings and battlefield clutter. In the meantime back to the Franco Prussian war project.

Saturday 21 November 2020

Wookies and more

Who doesn't love Wookies, one of the iconic races in Star Wars. So I just had to add a few to my collection. The first 3 are  to complete the set of 4, I'd already painted one. Simple dark brown for the fur followed by a couple of lighter highlights and then a touch of creamaround the face.

And when you have Wookies you just have to have the mighty Chewbacca. I painted him the same as the 3 Wookies above. Pretty happy with how he turned out.

Next up was the last few Rebel figures I had left over. 1 Commando, a Fleet trooper and an Astromech.

As most of the figures are now done, I turned my attention to some extra scenery. There are 2 more landing pads, one of which is a refurbished piece of terrain. There is also the a tower and a power generator, these were 3d printed pieces that I picked up.

I've now got a couple more scenic pieces to complete as well as another AT-RT and an AT-ST.

Sunday 15 November 2020

Star Wars odds and sods

A quick post with a some more progress on my Star Wars project as a few more complered models are added to the collection. First up is 2 Rebel commandos. I envisage using these as a stand alone sniper team. I even managed to do some camo on their cloaks. Pretty basic but I'm happy enough with them.

Next up is a landing platform and some refurbished battlefield clutter. The platform is a card printed model. I decided to just use the platform, added to some foamboard then a MDF base. Perfect for a backwater/Outer Rim space station. The clutter are just some old pieces I had lying around from a 40K project.  Just required some re-basing.

As mentioned in the last post, I need to bulk out my Imperial forces. So here are 7 Imperial Scouts. Lovely poses but I must admit to not enjoying painting them. Also as the rebels got a photo shoot, I did one for the Imperials.

I'm now getting to the last few figures for this project. Will need to pick up some more as I want to round out both forces. There are also a few character figures I want. Also I fancy some of the more unusual aliens for some small scale action using Rogue Stars.

Friday 13 November 2020

More Rebels

Been quite a slow week on the painting front, but still managed to add a few more figures to my Rebels. I've managed to add 5 more Rebel troopers, 2 extra pathfinders, a Medical droid, Rebel officer, my first Wookie and a second AT-RT. Sorry not the best photos taken with my mobile.

With just over 50 figures in the force I'm very happy with the progress, though my Imperial forces are now heavily outnumbered and I've still got a few more Rebels to add. An extra fleet trooper, an Astromech, 3 Commandos, 3 Wookies and the Mighty Chewbacca. I also have a 3rd AT-RT on order

So with the figures out I took a couple of pictures of the force so far.

I think I'll need to switch to Imperials to balance the numbers. I do have 7 scouts to complete and an AT-ST scout walker on order. I may add some more Stormtroopers in the future to fill out the rank and file. I would also like to expand my Scum faction with a few more unsavory types.

Sunday 8 November 2020

Jabba the Hut and more Rebels

As my Star Wars journey continues it was time add a more sinister figure to the collection. What could be better than the Crimelord Jabba the Hutt. This is a 3d printed model I picked up off EBay.

It was quite a simple paint scheme, starting with chocolate brown, adding some light earth in succesive lighter layers before adding extra layers to his face and belly. Now just need some minions to serve him.

Next up is 2 heroes of the Rebellion. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. I tried to stick to the colour schemes from the films. Did make a mistake with Lukes lightsaber. It should have been green by the time of  this colour scheme from Return of the Jedi.

Work has also continued with more Rebel troopers. I completed another unit of 7 figures. There was also another commandos and 4 pathfinders.

The troopers are just a mix from a limited colour palette like the rest of the troopers. The pathfinders I kept to a very military colour. I was trying to get them to look like the rebels in Rogue 1.

I've still got a few more rebels to complete. I've also managed to pick up Chewbacca, some wookies and a few more commandos and pathfinders.

Tuesday 3 November 2020

The Rebellion grows

As I continue to look expand my Star Wars collection, I've picked up a number of bundles of figures. Unfortunately these do not include the cards for Star Wars Legion. Not really an issue as there are other players at the club with plenty and I'm looking to try out different rules and just like the figures.

So the first of my extra Rebels are a dozen fleet troopers. These are really nice models, just need Vader to swot them around. I've tried to stick to the colours in the films.

I have also completed my first named Character, Jynn Erso. I tried to keep the colours quite drab to match the film but then couldn't help myself and added a red scarf.

The next figure is a Comms expert from the Specialist boxed set. A nice useful figure to add a bit of variety. Quickly painted up to match the rest of the force.

The last additions are 4 Rebel Commandos. I deliberatly didn't keep these guys uniformed like the rebel troopers I did. I did though keep to the same limited colour palette to tie them in to the force. 

Searching through the rest of the bundles I've picked up, I have both Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. There is also a Commander from the Specialist set, another Commando, 4 Pathfinders, a fleet trooper and 13 rebel troopers. Should keep me going for a bit.