Friday 26 February 2016

Imperial Assault- Return to Hoth Rebels

I picked up Return to Hoth, the latest Imperial Assault expansion, at CanCon. Here are the rebel forces:

Verena Talos is a close-combat specialist, starring on the box cover. I enjoyed painting her hair and her coat.

Loku Kanoloa is a Mon Calamari sniper. Rather than the character art, I painted him in the same camouflage as the Endor Strike Team. He's got the same duster and gaiters, after all. I really enjoyed painting the head patterns, they help sell the figure.

MHD-19 is a medi-droid. I think he's seriously creepy. Check out some of the character art, the Imperial officer is terrified!
I can end your pain. Forever.

Echo Base Troopers. I like the effect on their goggles.

This was my first ever attempt at snow basing, and I've been scouring the internet for tips for several months prior. Here's my final recipe:
  • Builder's plaster to build up the groundwork
  • Paint pale blue-grey, then drybrush white
  • Paint the figure, then varnish
  • Concoction of Woodland Scenics' 'Realistic Water' and 'Soft-flake snow' and Secret Weapon 'Ground glass'
Finally, Leia. I like her attitude, and the contrasting pale tones.

All art FFG

Friday 19 February 2016

15mm WW1 Germans

Here are my 15mm Germans for PSC's Great War. I based them on washers and used Vallejo Dark Earth paste for the basing.
Support weapons
MG-08 and crew
7.58cm Minenwerfer and crew

10.5cm FH 98/09

Metal commander

I still have another four artillery pieces to paint, don't hold your breath... Looking forwards to getting some AV-7s!

Friday 12 February 2016

Imperial Assault: Hired Guns

Some Rodian scum for Imperial Assault.

I painted them to complement the game artwork. Good to get the more uncommon pinks and purples out there.