Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Replies 262
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

I've used colour coded bases to mark my Imperial units, using the list inserts into the floors.

But then I've been a bit stuck as to what to do with the Stormtrooper upgrade figs, since they could join an existing unit, or possibly create a new unit, or whatever. 

I've been thinking about using a magnetized mouse bot (or something similar) to be able to mark them.  Give them their own colour but then stick on a mouse bot with the right colour if needed.

So I found one that is supposed to be "legion scale".



Thoughts?  It seems a little big to me, based off memory, but seems pretty close based on searching for images.


  • Like 12
Link to post
Share on other sites

Been a busy week so haven't had a chance to paint.  But tonight I did take a bit of time to look at one of my boxes of Inferno Squad.

While it is called an Inferno Squad expansion, the units are really Imperial Special Forces, with two unit cards. One is a standard Special Forces unit of 4, plus you can add one.  The other is the Inferno Squad, which starts with one figure and has to add Del Meeko and Gideon Hask, who are unique troops. So while you can field multiple Special Forces units (up to the rules limit) you can only field one Inferno Squad.  But both of the named character figures come with alternate helmets, so you can build and paint them as normal troopers too (Meeko also comes with alternate arms, as does the heavy weapon guy, so you can equip them with a standard E-11 blaster rifle. Which is good since I bought two of them, since I really like the looks of the figs.


On to assembling one.

This is the first box I've opened since FFG switched to figs on sprues.



Not really thrilled with that, but the pieces are fairly clean compared to the older models I've done, as far as flash.

But each of these guys looks to be about 7 pieces, when a lot of the older figs are in the 2-4 piece range.




Still it went together ok.



Love the helmets....although why they needed to be two pieces....


Prep was probably close to the same time, but gluing definitely took longer, and I think three pieces made it to the floor at different times.  The chest pack in particular is both tiny and awkward to hold and glue on. It just sits flush, there is no peg or anything.  I guess it gives you the option to leave that piece off and just have a bare chestplate....


I want to get the 2 units of these assembled and primed for when I switch to painting black armor with the stuff I primed the other day, so I'll keep plugging away at them.


  • Like 8
Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, was hoping to get the other 6 assembled over lunch today, but...


Only got 3 done.  Spending 15 minutes under my desk trying to find one of those chest packs didn't help....

The last 3 have options. One can have the T-21 heavy weapon or a regular. I'm not going to magnetize these guys so I'll just go with the T-21.  The other two can be a named member of Inferno Squad or a regular guy.  I'll be doing the helmet-less named guys for this pack.  And one of them gets a weapon choice and will be getting the sniper rifle....

Hopefully get the other 3 done this evening so they can get some black primer on them.

  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

The special forces are still waiting for primer.  Decided to assemble these two to prime at the same time.



Iden Versio and ID10.  She's commander of the Inferno Squad so it seemed appropriate to get her painted up at the same time.


Unless I get too tired they will all get black primered tonight.  Then I'll hopefully get back to some painting (those poor speeder bike guys....so patiently waiting....)


  • Like 6
Link to post
Share on other sites

All the special forces folks got primed.


And today I actually painted at lunch. Finished up the armor on the speeder bike guys.  Here's my "exciting" palette...


Starting with Imperial Walker Grey at the top, then Stormtrooper Armor, and a final highlight of Consular White.  All Star Wars Legion paints, so Army Painter......



And there they are.

I got the bikes down off the shelf (they are just primed in brown). Hopefully will get started on them sometime soon.



  • Like 7
Link to post
Share on other sites

Had the airbrush going tonight.  Main reason was to put some Speeder Bike Brown on, well, the speeder bikes, but I figured I'd prime everything else I have assembled.



Primed Leia and Krennic in white.  Han and the Shoretroopers got "Neutral".  Rebel Fleet Troopers got Grey.  Rebel Pathfinders got Olive Green.  All Stynyltrz primers from Badger.

The Imperial Royal Guards got the AK Interactive Red Primer (since I couldn't find the red Sytnylrez in stock when ordering last week). It didn't spray quite as well so looks like it needs a few touchups.


And finally I got some Speeder Bike Brown on the bikes.  It is a "Star Wars Legion" paint, which is really Army Painter.  I should have thinned it in a cup before spraying but instead tried to thin it in the brush and ended up with a bunch of clogs, but eventually got it done. (It was the last ones I did so I was rushing, of course).


Hopefully will get some work done on the bikes this weekend now that I've got a base coat down.

Not sure which Imperials will come after the bikes, maybe some commanders so I have someone to run besides Vader....

Rebels will go back in the case. They aren't getting painted any time soon, since I can at least play them as is.

  • Like 9
Link to post
Share on other sites

Got a start on the speeder bikes.



The colours I'm using (Sith Robes, Imperial Uniform) are both requiring a couple of coats to get decent coverage, so the base coat on the blankets is done but all the dark areas need another coat of Sith Robes.  Most of it I'll probably cover with a metallic eventually but for now I'm following their paint guide.


  • Like 9
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Similar Content

    • By Jasper_the_2nd
      A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away....
      No, a longer time ago.....in continuation of a "fine" tradition, we will now move backwards in time to the era of The Clone Wars.
      (Hey hey, relax, don't leave.  No no, we aren't going to talk about THAT movie.  There will be no mention of trade embargos or senate politics.  Well, no other mention.....
      To be completely honest, there may be references to it though....sorry.  But they did just come out with a Maul fig, and it is the version from THAT movie.....)
      So, this will be a continuation of the previous WIP on Star Wars Legion.  New year, new WIP, oh and new core box.  My wife got me the Clone Wars core for Christmas (I MIGHT have hinted a few.....hundred.......times).
      As I'm already painting way too much white armor (which I'll still be painting (forever)), I'm focusing on the Droids.  Yes I know they are called the Separatists Alliance, but Droids is easier to spell and you all know what I mean.
      (Note, if you do not know what I'm referring to then we can wait while you pop off and watch Star Wars Episodes II and III.  Oh and the 7 seasons of the animated Clone Wars series (not to be confused with Star Wars: Clone Wars, which was a 3 season animated series and is now considered non-canonical).  All are available on Disney+ btw.  While there you might as well watch the 4 seasons of Rebels, as Sabine, Clan Wren and Kallus will be showing up at some point. You should probably watch the 2 seasons of The Mandalorian too if you haven't yet too.  Not that I'll probably be painting anything from there, well I do have some stls....but the reason to watch it is because it is awesome!!!)
      I'll be continuing to work on my Imperials, but I'll also be starting on my Droid army, which I'll be painting primarily with contrast paint, doing some wear and damage (unlike my pristine Imps) and basing fairly simply with just some sand or gravel or something on the standard bases (we'll see for sure when I get the first unit done).
      So starting out:

      I assembled 2 B1s, and glued together two units of Imperial Royal Guard, which I'd prepped quite a while ago.  The Guards are the old plastic so were quickly superglued together. They are only 3 pieces each. They'll get pins for their feet soon.
      The droids are the new hard plastic so they recommend plastic glue.  FYI they still need to superglued to the bases apparently. as the bases are a different plastic.
      The droids come in 8 parts...each.  Yep that's a lot of very small, very skinny parts.  I only dropped a couple. At least I found them all. (parts are 2 legs, 2 arms (one with the gun attached), body, backpack, and two pieces of head.  Somehow they needed to make the head 2 pieces.....)
      Since I hadn't put them together before I took my time trying not to mess up.  I still managed to, a bit.

      Crouching guy took some damage from a bit of plastic glue on my thumb while trying to align the arms.  As I'm planning to make these guys a little beat up and worn, not big deal.
      It's late and these are fiddly, so that's as far as I got tonight.  I should be able to crank out most of a unit (note, the B1 unit comes with 9 figures....you start with 6 in the unit, then can optionally add an extra troop, and one of two heavy weapon options) tomorrow hopefully as long as the snow storm doesn't take out power or something equally annoying.
      Roger Roger.

    • By Jasper_the_2nd
      So this is my year in review.  It was a strange year, what with working from home since early March.  I initially thought that would mean I'd paint more, but after spending 8+ hours every day sitting 3 feet from my painting desk but working, it really didn't work out that way. Eventually I was able to get some stuff painted so things are working better now.
      At the start of the year I decided I wanted to not just pick up some random Star Wars Legion stuff to paint, but to actually play the game.  Unfortunately everything shut down before I could watch a game at the LFGS.
      After I got enough prepped at home, my very patient and understanding wife agreed to play some small games so I could sort out the rules.  It must be reasonably fun for her, we just played a game on Monday....
      Eventually the store opened up for play again and I got in about a half dozen games before the latest wave hit and put a stop to that.  If all goes well we should be back to playing in a couple weeks.
      As far as painting:

      That was my output for the year.  I count it as 52 figures (51 bases but the e-Web has two Snowtroopers on the base.....). Not bad at all for me, especially considering it took me two months to paint the first unit of Stormtroopers and I had a big slump during the hot part of the summer where my output was nil.
      As you can probably tell, I play Imperials. And, because I'm using the premium bases and painting them, I can only field what I've painted.  So I've been pushing on painting Imperials.  The only rebel unit I've painted is the Rebel Veterans.  The LFGS rain a painting contest online during the shutdown and I figured painting yet more white and black wasn't going to impress....
      Here is the breakdown:
      1 box of Rebel Veterans 
      2 units of Stromtroopers
      1 unit of Scout Troopers
      2 units of Snowtroopers
      1 e-WEB heavy blaster team
      2 units of Speederbikes
      Darth Vader (the starter box edition)
      General Veers
      and the Imperial Officer and FX-9 Medical Droid from the Imperial Specialists Personnel Expansion.
      Looking forward to 2021 I still have a lot of Imperials left to paint. Luckily most are assembled, some are primed and a number of Stormtroopers already have a wash and drybrush done.
      This is good because I got the Clone Wars starter for Christmas (awesome wife strikes again!) so I'll be starting to assemble Droids soon....
    • By Jasper_the_2nd
      (Yes, the title is a throwback to a contest I ran years ago on here....no I'm not running another one, with today's shipping rates, ugh......)
      This is where I'm going to work on 3D printed terrain pieces for Star Wars Legion, most of which currently are going to be spaceships.  Because why use generic terrain when you can be shooting Rebel Scum hiding behind X-wings and the like?
      Up first is this:

      All the FDM bits are there, but most of the resin bits (guns, ramp, interior) are still in a bin waiting to have their supports removed and cured.
      I figured I should get a thread started as maybe that will get me over that initial hurdle of actually starting.  This has all been printed for a week or two and just sitting there....plus I'm gonna need that airbrush booth for other things sooner or later....
      I will, of course, be attempting to make this look somewhat like the original episode 5 version, not some retconned prequel sillyness.
      Now to go listen to some Prism.
    • By Sharkbelly
      This morning I started on one of my Mandalorians.
      Started with base coats on the grey and green and then a dark wash. Then picked out the leather items and washed them as well. Then a first coat on the cape and base. Oh, and base coated and washed the metal too.

    • By Sharkbelly
      Up next is Cad Bane. However, first some bonus Battle Droids. These guys painted up very quickly.

  • Who's Online   12 Members, 0 Anonymous, 32 Guests (See full list)

  • Create New...