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Imperial Officers, Imperial Assault

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Here was my next batch of completed figures for Imperial Assault.

I watched Sorastro's Tutorial on You Tube, and tried to follow his steps.
However, it is all with Reaper paints.

Also, when I went back and watched episode IV, the officer uniforms seemed a sort of gray-green to me, so that's what I went for.

 

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I made the rank bars different for each.  The highest rank is the red-based "Elite" deployment card.  
He's the one with gloves on and gray hair.  

 

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You can see the eyes are a little wonky!  Sort of too big.  The sculpts had very tiny eyes, shallow, and the detail was obscured a little from my primer.  

During the painting of all this Imperial Assault stuff, I just have to keep telling myself "Tabletop!" so I don't get too bogged down with trying to get closer and closer to perfect.

 

The final pic is the middling officer.

I gave him a 5 o'clock shadow.  That's a first for me, and I think it came out OK.

 

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If interested, here are the colors:

Uniform Base: Stone Grey/Olive Green 2/1
Uniform Glaze: 1/2 Pure Black, 1/3 Blood Red, 1 Olive Green, 1 Shadowed Stone
Uniform 1st Highlight: 2 stone grey, 1 olive green, 1 weathered stone
Uniform 2nd Highlight: 2 stone grey, 1 olive green, 2 weathered stone

Boots, belt, gloves- shadowed stone, then black wash
Hair1 - Shadowed stone, black wash, shadowed stone, stone grey
Hair2 - Brown Liner, 50/50 mahogany brown/tanned leather, tanned leather
Hair3 - earth brown, 50/50 earth brown/golden blonde, golden blonde

Gun - Shadowed stone, drybrush honed steel, black wash

Buckle, hat insignia - honed steel

Rank insignia - Honed Steel, black wash, then Sapphire blue and Fresh Blood

Face, Hands - 50/50 Fair Skin/Tanned Skin, Fair Skin, Fair Skin+Linen White

Eyes: Brown Liner, Linen White

Bases: Rainy Gray, Pure Black, Fresh Blood

 

 

The boots have a little Liquitex High Gloss Varnish on them.

 

Comments welcome.

Enjoy.

 

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I take it the boots have a high gloss sealant?

 

Because it's a smart touch.

 

Yup!

Of the Liquitex Brush on variety, after sealing.

For sealing Tabletop minis I expect to be heavily used, I do 1 coat of Gloss Coat by Testors, then 2 coats of Dullcote.  I find it very durable.

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