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21 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

D&D ran late tonight so I didn't get to paint, but I had lots of time to prep more figures.  Cleaned mold lines on a unit of Scout Troopers, and box of Stormtroopers and part of the two units of Stormtroopers from the second starter box (they are bagged with the two identical models from each unit together so while I prepped 5 figs from those it was two from one unit and 3 from the other one.)

Here's everything I have ready for gluing and pins.



I'm planning to leave some arms loose to make painting a bit easier. The sockets are good enough that they should hold for priming.

I'll putter at the rest of the Storms and then get them ready for priming all at once.


Hopefully back to painting Snowtroopers tomorrow.


That one snowtrooper got a flamer? (2nd one from the right). ha ha

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3 hours ago, Standifer said:

Who would expect a flamethrower on a snow patrol? Besides it would come in handy for starting a camp fire!

Keep up the good work they are coming along nicely!

"Oh no! They've locked the door to the room cut into the ice! How ever will we get in now?" :poke:


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Snowtroopers are progressing.



A couple coats of grey on the bases.  A little Nuln Oil in the eyes.  And some Creamy Ivory to tidy up the clothe.

Next up, a little cleanup (should be easier with ivory and white that it was with black and white like the other troopers) and then a little highlighting.

Finish up the bases and these should be good to go.


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9 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

"Oh no! They've locked the door to the room cut into the ice! How ever will we get in now?" :poke:



They'd probably miss anyways......


Good looking 'troopers. I think the shade is spot on.

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Been too exhausted the last couple nights to paint (crap week at work and on call)  but got a little time in the this morning.  Trying to get these guys done for the game on Tuesday.


Probably don't look any different but the white has been touched up and highlighted on their bottom halves (boots, kneepads, holsters, binoculars (sorry, "electrobinoculars"...:poke:), cod pieces).

Hoping to get another chance to do the top half later but with Halloween and on call it might be tomorrow.


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On 11/3/2020 at 1:28 AM, Darcstaar said:

Good luck!  Painted always rolls better...


Great job here.  I love the bases.  Are they stock or the bases you can buy directly from FFG?

I'm usually the other way with newly painted figs...they generally get wiped out on turn 1.  But the snows actually kicked butt last night.  Flamethower plus frag grenades put down a whole lot of rebel hurt.....


They aren't the stock bases, but are the Premium Trooper Bases, SWL28, made by FFG.  Looks like 32 to a pack.

They also have a matching set of bigger bases with 8 in that pack: 4 50mm (like on my speeder bike), 2 70mm and 2 100mm (I don't have anything painted yet that uses those). SWL29: Large Premium Bases.
Unfortunately so far they done have premium base for the tank yet.  It is 100mm wide with the curved front and back and notches, but is longer through the middle. Hopefully soon, or there are some folks who've attempted them for 3D printing.....


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A quick start on General Veers.


I think those will do as base colours. Armour is a bit more blue green in the archival photos, but I'm not all that fond of it that way, so mine will be more Olive (That's MSP Olive Drab).

Uniform is FFG's Imperial Uniform (seemed appropriate).

I have tomorrow off, so hoping to zip through him over the weekend. Odd only painting one guy, so used to painting squads.


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I remembered I had one Imperial Officer prepped and primed  (two more are sitting in their boxes behind me waiting for cleaning and assembly, possibly this weekend). Since she should have the same uniform as Veers I found her and got a couple coats on her while the paint was still fresh on the wet palette.  Veers got another coat as well.


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