Thursday, 25 April 2019

Never tell me the odds!

The core box of Star Wars: Legion supplies the would be Rebel Commander with none other than Luke Skywalker to lead their troops, dressed in his fatigues and brandishing his father’s lightsabre. What better hero to get you started? That said I knew that my opponent for our first game, Mike, the Dark Templar, Reynolds would be fielding the Dark Lord himself, Darth Vader. A formidable opponent at the best of times, Darth Vader with all his additional skills is truly devastating in Legion. Luke might have been able to hold his own in more seasoned hands, but I was no match for Mike and his vice like grip of the rules; no I needed something that would keep him guessing.
Han Solo does just that, with several unique skills he poses just enough doubt in the mind of your adversary to keep him wary of what the former smuggler is up to.  The Legion model is a wonderfully dramatic pose, with Han threatening with his blaster, the duster coat flowing behind him.  Once again Sorastro came to my rescue with the painting and although I may not have undergone quite as many layers of highlighting, I was still pleased with the results.
As for the game?  Well Han Solo certainly kept the Rebels in the fight.  Initially seen skulking around the bunker he launched forward, with charismatic abandonment and caused such a commotion that objectives were snatched in the nick of time to force a draw.
Never tell me the odds!

55 comments:

  1. Fantastic work on Han Michael, great job on the camo pattern

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    1. Thank you Dave, really please with how the Duster coat came out.

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  2. Terrific painting, Michael. I've yet to paint my Han due to that fiendish camo coat he is wearing.

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    1. Thank you Simon, have a look at the tutorial, he really makes it easy.

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  3. A top paint job. I like Sorastros painting very much, especially his earlier posts where he paints zombies. He has gone a bit too technical for me now.

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    1. Thank you Phil, I find them really well put together, but I know what you mean about the later ones.

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  4. Nicely done Michael, I like the subtle camo on his trenchcoat and the many highlights are really well done.
    The only thing that's starting to irritate me every time I look at it is the bend barrel of his pistol πŸ˜‰.

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    1. πŸ˜‚I now what you mean, I didn't notice it until I saw the photographs! Thank you all the same though.

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  5. marvellous, my young padowan

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  6. A wonderful paint work again. I

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  7. Excellent work, Michael. Sorastro is a gift for painters, I have to admit. Watching his work has increased my joy for getting the brushes out.

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    1. Thank you Nate and I couldn't agree more, he is certainly making a difference to my approach.

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  8. He looks spot on Michael. Easily my fav character of the Rebels faction from the films.

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  9. Lovely work always like HanπŸ™‚

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  10. Gorgeous work as always and glad he kept you in the game!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thank you Iain, he is a fun character to run.

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  11. What a superb rendition of Han; I love the sculpt!

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    1. He is great fun to play because of the unpredictable nature.

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  13. Goodness me ... Han looks incredible. Great work Michael. Great work.

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  14. Striking figure, Michael. A very good likeness.

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    1. Thank you Dean, the sculptor has certainly done a good job on this one.

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  15. I'm not a big fan of this particular sculpt but your painting is superb as ever!

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    1. Thank you Nick, I quite like it but the eyes are a bit hollow.

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  16. You have brought the figure to life with your superb painting Michael.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  17. Lovely work Michael. I really like his coat it turned out great. I am enjoying seeing all the Legion figures appearing everywhere. Very envious.

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    1. Thank you Simon, the coat was a bit of a leap in the dark, so delighted when it turned out ok.

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  18. Fantastic job on Han Michael! His knack for Never Telling him the odds is fitting for me. Seems whenever I've done one of those Facebook Who Are You quizzes, I always get Han Solo! Must be due to my always wanting to play games with Random things occurring all the time! Which for some of the gamers I hang with, drives them nuts!

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    1. Thank you Terry, I always love the unexpected turning up in a game.

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  19. Lovely figures and great paintjob Michael. I myself have bought a bunch of star wars-figures and your pictures gave me a lot of new inspiration to start gaming.

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    1. Thank you and thrilled that they may have inspired you.

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  20. Absolutely fantastic job Michael!

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