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It is a time of unrest among the 28mm miniatures. All of Jasper's WIPs seem to focus on 10mm BSRs and 3D printing.  Rumor is rampant. Has Jasper forsaken his hordes of unpainted 28

Worked on some colours for the Rebel Veterans.   I mostly like them, but the gloves need to be a little different I think.....might use Leather White as the highlight, but needs a

Got the last two speeder bikes put together.  Also assembled one other little Imperial unit.....   The "head" is still removable to make priming and painting easier.   Up next

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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".

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

 

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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.

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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.

 

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Still it went together ok.

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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.

 

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

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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.

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

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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....)

 

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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...

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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......

 

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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.

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

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Got a start on the speeder bikes.

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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.

 

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