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Jasper Episode MMXXI: A Star Wars Legion WIP II - Revenge of the Clankers!!


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Working on getting enough Magnaguards assembled to play two squads on Tuesday.

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Each box lets you build 6, although the most you can field at once are 4 in a squad.

So the two completed ones are the last two from the first box, and the 3 in process are the first half of box two.  That will give me enough, although I expect I'll keep working on them until I get all 3 boxes done.

I really want to get back to some painting so I need to get this assembly out of the way.

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Today's lack of painting due to yesterday being too nice out to work on minis.

You can see the last of the Magnaguards assembled in the background.

the DSD1 Dwarf Spider Droids came out on Friday here (sorry America, you'll get yours soontm)

I got one assembled last night. 

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As you can see, they went with each weapon on a ring.  This potentially makes it super easy to magnetize them, but just magnetizing the body and then top of the head piece.
They also provided an alternate set of legs, but they see really hard to place to fit on the base, so I'm sticking with the normal set.

 

Today I got the other two assembled (so easy compared to the snail tank) and now have all the magnets in place, just waiting for the Apoxie Scupt to dry before making sure it all works as expected.

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Woot, panting twice in one week.  Hopefully will continue to do some now that I've got things going.

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Decided to try out my new wet palette (which I bought months ago) so I did a little speeder bike brown on one of the STAPs.  I need to actually look at a pic of them before doing more than that.

And I did some skeleton horde contrast on 6 more specialists B1s (the ones on the right).  Front 2 are Security Droids, the middle ae OOM-Series Battle Droids, the back two are Radiation Cannon B1s.

 

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Well, with the 4 day weekend, I've started feeling the urge to hobby again.  I've got one FDM printer cranking out terrain and yesterday hopefully fixed the other one (still need to clean the bed and do some test prints).

Today I actually got my desk cleared enough to start some painting.  Since I just work tomorrow and then have another 5 day weekend I'm hoping to get a bit of a streak going and maybe even get some more droids finished before the end of the year.

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Today I got all the guns, etc, done on two full units (including the specialists box for each) and then touched up all the spots I got black on that shouldn't be black.
They are all ready for the Skeleton Horde Contrast next session.

 

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Got the drybrushing of Terminatus Stone done on all of them, and went on to do the unit markings on each of the 4 specialists for the two existing units.

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The upgraded commander should be the one with a circle on the chest, but I used that for the normal unit leader, so I went with the Squid Games and made them a square to outrank the circles....
Everyone else gets just the unit shoulder mark except the Security Droid who has it's own full shoulder markings from the shows.  Of course in the shows they are all red marks, but just like the commander marks I've adapted them to match the unit.

Tonight or tomorrow I'll do the markings on the next two units, once I pick out colours.  Oh and I have two tank commanders who will get the normal commander marks, just have to pick colours for them too (they can be one of the colours already picked).

Then get the base coat on the bases and they are ready to seal.  Sand/rocks/etc will wait until the other two units waiting to get started are done (so I can make one mess instead of two).

Not going to get them finished by the end of the year, but maybe before I go back to work on Tuesday....

 

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