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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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44 minutes ago, Corsair said:

What kind of wash are you using? That looks like it would be good for Comstar mechs.

I'm using GW contrast Apothecary White. I don't normally use GW paint much, but watched a video on doing stormtroopers with it and figured I'd try it.  Works pretty well.

I've got a lot of Comstar coming too.....so much white......


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1 hour ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

I've got a lot of Comstar coming too.....so much white......

Me too.  Hubby decided that's what he wants his Inner Sphere forces to be >.>;;;


Nice to hear about the contrast paint doing a decent job though...

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On 4/28/2020 at 2:21 PM, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Started on the last 3 in the blue unit, and my test Scout Trooper, to work out where all the colours go.



Also started printing some more terrain for SWL today, since all I have is the barricades. 



Yep, working with pink filament right now.  Storage container will get painted eventually, probably.  But printed nicely.  Will probably throw 3 or 4 more on the printer tonight.



Nice to see you are using BCA pink........

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12 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

They look great!

You can't miss with Stormtroopers...oh..wait..

Unless your talking about the 501st. I don’t think Vader would tolerate such poor aim in his personal unit..... It would probably be a choking experience if they had bad aim.


And good work on the troopers! Though the pink is a bit much, I almost need sunglasses to view the picture!

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On 4/28/2020 at 7:09 PM, Jasper_the_2nd said:

I'm using GW contrast Apothecary White. I don't normally use GW paint much, but watched a video on doing stormtroopers with it and figured I'd try it.  Works pretty well.

I've got a lot of Comstar coming too.....so much white......



So this is a shade for white then? I haven't kept up on the Contrast line all that much. I'd like to try em out someday, just don't know which ones I'd like to dabble in.

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6 hours ago, haldir said:


So this is a shade for white then? I haven't kept up on the Contrast line all that much. I'd like to try em out someday, just don't know which ones I'd like to dabble in.

Yeah, it's called "white" but it is a grey designed to go over white primer.  I think it works fairly well for shading white, but it is one of the hardest to keep mixed.  You have to shake it a lot to get it mixed.  Should probably get a vortex mixer or something at some point.

6 hours ago, Standifer said:

And good work on the troopers! Though the pink is a bit much, I almost need sunglasses to view the picture!


I may not have mentioned here, but I have a few times in my 3D printing WIP.  I pick assorted colours of filament so that I can print out a new cat for my wife in each new colour. She like cats and she doesn't mind yet another order of filament so much if she gets a new cat out of it ::D:
Since everything will get primed eventually the colour doesn't really matter to me. Which is why I have yellow and pink tank parts laying around on my desk.....

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And these 4 are finished (just waiting for the glue to dry before peeling the caps off the bases.)




That finishes my second squad of Stormtroopers, and my first Scout Trooper.


I'll take some squad pics tomorrow.


Next up, more Scouts and some speederbike pilots (which are also Scouts.....).


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15 hours ago, Jasper_the_2nd said:

Should probably get a vortex mixer or something at some point.

They're definitely worth it, doubly so for the more stubborn paints like Warcolours, several of the Citadel metallics, etc.  My vortex mixer will even mix up my Mission Models Poly additive, and that stuff is thick! (it also mixes my Vallejo Thinner Medium nicely, but I suspect that's also the four agitators I have in that bottle helping too) 

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My hobby time on the weekend became a cat tank building project with my wife, so no painting occurred.

I did manage to prep and assemble my squad of Snowtroopers over the last few evenings though.



I'll probably do some more assembly before getting back to painting just because the number of unopened boxes is starting to pile up, which might give my wife the idea that I have enough, and we don't want that :poke:

I opened the Rebel Fleet Troopers last night (those baggies on the right in the pic) so they will be next.


And the guys from the lfgs were asking in their SWL FB group about a painting contest (since it will be "a while" before we can play at the store).  Just waiting on details of what the details on that will be. Might have to paint someone up really nice...

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Local paint contest rules were posted.  A squad of at least 4, painting, basing and creativity are all being looked at.

So more stormtroopers on the premium bases are out I think. :poke:


I'm currently thinking of doing the Rebel Veterans.  They are nice minis, and I can work out the rebel basing ideas I have.  Plus they have that tripod gunner guy if I have enough time....



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