Imperial Assault – More Empire Reinforcements!

This week I’ve been hard at work trying t add more reinforcements to the Empire see of my Imperial Assault set, still on that quest to providing a fully painted mission to my campaign players. The first thing I’ve been working on is some Viper Probe Droids…

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Great models, but horrible to clean old lines from and I think they may need repaired often as they are only loosely attached to that base. These show off what I’m doing with the rim of my bases well though. Grey for standard deployments and red for the elite deployments, and as with previous groups I’ve used ProTech Models stencils to differentiate any that are the same.

I also tackled another group of Stormtroopers…

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I want all my standard groups of Stormtroopers to be standard, run of the mill white but for the elite groups I wanted to do something a bit different. For this group I chose to do them as Shadowtroopers. I was inspired by a cloaking device upgrade that I have received in the campaign, and to keep things thematic I’ve decided I’ll only use it on this group. For the next elite group I think I’ll be doing them as Shocktroopers 🙂

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Imperial Assault – Scum Reinforcements!

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I’ve been painting up even more Imperial Assault miniature’s in an attempt to let my players have at least one mission in our next session were everything we use is fully painted. This time I’ve been focussing on getting some mercenaries ready in the form of infamous bounty hunter IG-88 and a couple of Trandoshan hunters…

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Whilst not much work was required on IG, I am really pleased how he turned out, especially since I didn’t want him to just be base metal. I wanted him to be a bit more dirtied up and well worn looking. I’m very pleased with how the Trandoshans turned out, particularly the flesh. I knew straight off the bat I wanted the flesh to be different colours and the pairing to be unified by the colour of the overalls. The only thing I’m not sure I like is the fact that when looking at the overalls combined with the white collar, all I can think of is this…

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Maybe the Zorn have joined Star Fleet?

Imperial Assault – Han Solo!

The infamous smuggler, scoundrel and scruffy looking nerf herder has joined the group of painted models for my Imperial Assault games. I’ve been looking forward to this one, and he certainly didn’t let me down…

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I’m really loving the quality of the FFG plastic miniatures, and am finding the level of detail quite pleasing. Whilst for the most part they are just high end board game pieces comparable with the low end of your normal tabletop gaming miniatures, they do the job well for a fairly low cost. In addition they’ve also captured the essence of most of the characters quite well, which I think is something very important when it comes to something as beloved as Star Wars.

Imperial Assault – AT-ST’s!

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This week I’ve been furiously painting one of the most impressive models to come out of an Imperial Assault box. Currently there are two versions of the infamous ‘chicken walker’, the standard version that we are all undoubtably fans of and the personal vehicle of the Imperial Assault campaigns villain, General Weiss.

I painted up both of these in much the same manner as each other as I didn’t want to stray from the Imperial standard too much, even if Weiss’s vehicle is something of an aberration, being packed with weapons systems. The only real difference I added was an imperial symbol on the front of Weiss’ craft.

In all honesty I was actually dreading painting these, as I really wasn’t sure how I would tackle these, but once I got started I could hardly put the brush down. These are such an iconic Star Wars vehicle and I think FFG have captured their look perfectly, though I’m not too much of a fan of the weapons on Weiss. I think they are a wee bit too bulky.

Check out the images of my finished AT-ST’s below…

Imperial Assault – The Royal Guard Attack!

Another few Imperial Assault minis under my belt. This time I’ve been getting stuck into the ominous Royal Guard and Royal Guard Champion. Whilst they have a fairly simple scheme I still found these rater tricky. Trying to get that red just right is difficult, but even more so when you have o do it for the cloak and the helmet. I’m pleased, but still feel the cloak could have been better…

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Next up following these was tackling the champion, or Carnor Jax as she should have been named. Not quite sure why they didn’t go with that. For the chap I wanted to follow the artwork and I think it does a nice job of differentiating him…

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Whilst also making him look like a deadly badass. Can’t wait to whip these chaps out during the campaign and seeing the look of horror on the faces of the players. Bwahahahaha

Imperial Assault – Forces of the Empire!

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I’ve begun to get stuck into the Imperial forces for Imperial Assault. Primarily for the campaign I’m playing in, as I really want to get to a point were we are only using painted figures, but it also means I have a full selection of painted mini’s to take to tournaments.

As you can see above I’ve painted the combat monster himself, Darth Vader. Here’s a couple more pictures of him….

I’m really pleased with how he turned out, particularly the glow of his lightsaber, which was done with only the one paint, GW’s Bloodletter glaze. All I did was add successive coats onto the areas I wanted the glow to reach, slowly focussing more and more on the areas closest to the blade.

Next up is another iconic Imperial symbol, the mighty Stormtrooper….

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Only managed to get one group done so far, as whit takes a mighty long time to paint. I’m even tempted to do the elite groups as Shadowtroopers, as black is easier and I think it could look pretty cool ad distinctive. I still want to change over the group marking on the base, so it’s similar to what I’ve done with the Rebel Troopers.

Finally we have some officers to give out some orders….

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These I painted up as Stormtrooper officers rather than Imperial army or navy, but I do wish I had gone for a bit of a mix to differentiate them a bit more. As with the stormtroopers I am going to redo the group markings on these chaps as well.

That’s all I have for the mighty Empire so far, but hopefully I’ll be able to get more painted up soon :).

Imperial Assault – Heroes of the Bespin Gambit!

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Davith Elso is one of the heroes chosen to take part in our Imperial Assault campaign so I knew I wanted to get him painted up, so I thought I might as well get Murne Rin painted up at the same time.

I have to admit I did push towards someone taking Davith as I think it’s a cracking model and i really wanted the chance to paint him up…

He’s definitely one of my favourite heroes from the range. Whilst painting him up I also realised that I’d really like to paint a few of him up. I think he’d look great painted up like a Clone Wars Jedi, with the traditional brown robes and white armour. I also would love to paint him up as an Imperial Inquisitor with dark robes and a red lightsaber, maybe as a Grand Inquisitor proxy when that pack is released.

Murne Rin was another figure I really enjoyed. There’s not many alien characters, and it’s nice to see a species you wouldn’t expect like an Ithorian…

I wanted to stick with a regal/diplomatic look which I hope comes across in my colour choices.

Both great fun to paint and it now means I have 8/13 heroes painted up  😀