Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Legion Update

Howdy all,

I hope summer is treating you all well...we're starting to get some interesting weather on this side of the continent and certainly hitting some high temps.  Although, from what I see on the Weather Network, others are definitely feeling the heat.  Anyway, I have nonetheless tried to keep a steady pace on the workbench...and I finally have the time to post up some progress that I made leading into summer on my Legion 'lead' pile. 

The main challenge was trying to get black to show well enough without 'graying' it out too much...and for the troops, I wanted to get a high degree of variety amongst the figures to keep going with that 'tatooine militia' theme that I started with.

I hope you enjoy the pics, I'll leave various words with a few of the pics...thanks for the views.

My main inspiration for the Emperor was the box art and some screen caps from Return of the Jedi...I found it tricky getting the black and shades of black right.  I really didn't want to over dilute them with gray, but needed to try to get a decent highlight.  With that, I also had a brief internal debate on how to base him...all of my figs to date are based around 'tatooiney' type terrain...but I couldn't picture the Emperor lowering himself to hit the field himself...so I kept it very RotJ and very DeathStar shiny floor...

The worst part of taking pictures is trying to get the detail in the pic the same to what I see...I really like how the figure turned out...it painted up super quick...I like the gnarled cane, there are some great detail lines in his face and hands...I'll try to get better pics next time.

Tatooine Militia...the second squad/section...I really enjoyed painting these figs up...to make them stand out from the heavy brown/tan/desert looking first section I went with some hollywood 80s inspiration...
thank you "Tatooiiiinnne Wolveriiiiinnes"...

My inspiration for this section was Hoth and my impatience for FFG to release the Rebel Snowtroopers...also, at this point I had painted up 2 sections for a desert based force...and I thought, why not Hoth...they could certainly find a place as support troops, installation troops, 'rear echelon' types...any of those.
Going with this theme, the decision on how to paint them was too easy...I relied heavily on screen caps from Empire and box art from FFG.  I adapted the clothing and colours, tried to make sure they looked really really cold...and I have to say, I am very happy with how they turned out.

2019 Expedition up Mt. Lead.

28mm          23 (+15)
15mm          3

 Bought:       1 (+1, emperor)

Progress:   +25

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Team Yankee Canucks - Recce Support for 4 CMBG

Howdy all,

I know it has been a while since my last update, the way of my world has not included much online time of late, but I am still making headway on my painting.  Earlier, I was able to make a little progress on my 4 CMBG Canuck force with the addition of a recce element.  It is only 2 x Lynx's at the moment, however I'm thinking it might be worth getting a second element.

Afterall, the figs do paint up quite quickly; I think the prep time took longer than the painting time for these figs.  I took the same approach that I have taken thus far with all my M113s...do some research, look at the paint scheme references, and get the colours together.  This time however, to make these little guys 'pop' or show up better on the battlefield, I elected to limit the amount of add-ons, etc.

For the first time, I get to see the entire paint scheme...kinda neat...

Anyway, here are the pics...I hope you enjoy.


2019 Expedition up Mt. Lead.

28mm          8
15mm          3 (+3)

 Bought:       0

Progress:   +11