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So, as it turns out, I...uhhh...misspoke...when I said Jabba's Realm was complete. Well, I mean it was/is but I forgot to include a couple minis: BT-1 and 0-0-0. Two droids of ill intent. Basically, they boil down to a trigger happy astromech and a sadistic protocol droid. Mostly black with some accents. The "glowing" spot on 0-0-0's hand is meant to represent its electric shock attack. On to Coruscant! Clawdite Shifters. First one up is modeled after The Punisher. That's supposed to be a mythosaur skull on it's chest. It almost resembles it. Not a bad attempt, I guess, but it misses the mark. He was for funsies: the boxed set gives you four minis, but only three cards...so one of the Shifters is a "bonus" that you really can't use in the game. I had a relaxed attitude toward the rest, no real plan. And Maul. Yes, that Maul (it's all explained in the Clone Wars tv show). No longer a Sith, he's no longer referred to as "Darth." This is, I believe, his look from Rebels. On to the heros: Drokkatta, the trigger-happiest wookkiee you'll ever meet! She's a blast to play. I figured that she needed to be a redhead, for no reason whatsoever. She bears no similarity of temperament to any redhead I've ever known. Not a one. Jarrod Kelvin. He's cool, I guess. I mean, he's got knives like Wolverine! Ko-Tun Feralo, is a Cerean Rebel quartermaster. She brings the goodies to the fight. Last, but not least, Ahsoka Tano! I wish I'd seen her in Rebels before I started painting this figure. I liked her costume from that show better than her Clone Wars one (which this more closely resembles). Those facial tattoos are not great. Tiny work, and I figured it was better to do what I did and not louse it up further. The markings on her crest aren't great either, but like Maul's tattoos they get the job done. I tried to pattern them off the Black Series action figure. On to the home team (Boooo!): Elite Sentry Droids. Regular Sentry Droids. Regular Riot Troopers. Elite Riot Troopers. Emperor Palpatine. AT-DP. I am not happy with this one. But as it won't see much play time, it's not really worth the effort to properly fix. The blue is mostly "ok," but the round pods on the side of the cockpit were supposed to be another shade or two darker than the rest of the walker. The base color (Rainy Grey) wasn't covering well, and was taking forever. I didn't like the look of it afterwards (thought it was too light), and figured a black wash would get the recesses done right...It didn't quite work out that way. Still, it's done. I also need to remember not to use a white background. It's washing out the photos. I am at 97% for the sets we regularly use! I have seven Rebels (including Han Solo and Chewbacca) and an AT-ST to complete for the Core set...and the Nexu need some finishing work, but they could go as is. Then on to Twin Shadows (Tuskens and Boba Fett)!
It's not that I haven't been painting, I just haven't been posting. I've actually completed some 40% of the Imperial Assault line since I started (focusing on what the Imperial player owns first). Ok, not much to say here. Just the basics, really: Rainy Grey, Ghost White, and Pure White. Pure Black where needed. The shields were done with the silver metallic triads (one triad per group). The batons were a silver metallic triad and the gun metal metallics. Not a lot of variety, but enough to spot the difference on the table. I've thought about going back after the visor lenses with some Adamantium Black, but somehow that sounds like too much work and I'm eager to be done with the troopers. So many troopers. Sooo much white. I'm planning on continuing the hashes on all the bases--With a few exceptions, you really don't see many situations where you'll have anything more than the regular unit and the elite. So paint one set of white marks on the regular and a set of red marks on the elites! Unique characters get a solid base without a mark. @Cyradis, I know the pictures aren't great, but I used the masking tape for the marks on the bases. I'd say it worked reasonably well, and came up easily even after making sure I had decent adhesion. I reused the same few pieces for each base, so there's some durability there. I would note, however, that the tape will work better if you have a large-ish and flat-ish area in which to work. The tape went down easily, pulled up easily, and provided a reasonable edge. Yes, I could clean it up a little, but at 3' away the little smudges aren't very visible. My next batch of minis will have something a little more suitable for testing the tape. I've got a couple Dewbacks that will need more than just the standard dull green.