Sunday, 7 July 2019

Any old iron? Any old iron?

...any, any, any old iron?
I have a hankering for a Tatooine themed board for Star Wars: Legion and nothing says Tatooine more than Jawas and Droids.  I had already painted several of these wasteland natives curtesy of Imperial Assault, but have added to these with some Wizards of the Coast pre-painted Star Wars Miniatures and some new 3D printed sculpts from Skull Forge Studios.  All were primed, including the pre-painted ones, which on reflection seemed a waste of time, and based to match the existing models in my collection. 
 The 3D printed sculpts were lovely, but a little smaller than I imagined so I decided to raise them a little with an additional washer.  Then, following a painting tutorial from Sorastro, set about polishing off half a dozen of the little scrap metal merchants, before turning my attention to their stock and trade.  
I seem to have amassed quite an assortment of Droids from various benefactors and manufactures over the years.  They have sat idle for far too long whilst I pondered over colours and designations.  Now, with a little more time at my disposal, I decided to stop prevaricating and get on with it!
With decisions made and research completed, I was pleasantly surprised and how quickly I managed to get through them.  Having decided that these droids were going to have found themselves abandoned on such a desolate place, they were given a fair amount of rust and weathering, which had the added advantage of concealing a multitude of mistakes.

45 comments:

  1. Lovely work, great to see what you do with these

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  2. More "Star Wars" goodness, Michael. Marvellous stuff. Simply marvellous :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon, a couple more Star Wars posts and then on to this summer's big reveal.😉

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  3. Those Jawas, they end up in Alderaan places.
    Nice. The two box type droids, Dewey and louie? The Colours fit, blue and green.

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    1. Sorry, not Donalds nephews but from the film Silent running

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    2. Nope, those two were in the mix of droids that the Jawas were selling.
      Huey, Duey and Luey were wider, hexagonal-ish and had slightly longer legs.

      ps - I knew exactly which robots you meant!

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    3. Love the Alderaan pun Paul! I had forgotten about Silent Running, somebody must do those droids? The Gonk droids often cropped up throughout the Trilogy - on the Lars' farm, inside the Sandcrawler and most famously being tortured in Jabba's palace. The blue colour scheme is a nod to one of my earliest Star Wars toys. :)

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    4. There are models of the three but bigger scale.
      @Tasmin. It´s one of my favourite films but I can´t watch the bit when loiue gets "lost"...almost as sad as the bit in Dumbo when he´s seperated from his mother.."sob!!"

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  4. Lovely, the Jawas are great but I especially like the green box thingy, it's very nicely painted.

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    1. Thank you, another Gonk droid, the weathering hides a multitude of mistakes.

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  5. This makes me very jealous, but I must resist. That galaxy, far, far away is a very deep rabbit hole to tumble into.

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    1. Thank you and you are not wrong - so, so many options!

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  6. Lovely miniatures, if there's anything I like about Star Wars it's the Jawas and their sandcrawler.
    Really great paintjob you did!

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    1. Thank you, it would be wonderful to have a Sandcrawler as a terrain piece. Mmmm?

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  7. Well done getting the motivation to produce these finished mins, they do look the part too as unloved bots with the jawas in pursuit.

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    1. Thank you Joe, they are great for setting the scene.

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  8. Nice work! You can never have too many assorted droids. Especially for SW types of scenarios, there are always a good variety of them running around in the background. The jawas look good, too - nice glwoing eyes.

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    1. Thank you and I totally agree, fill the void with a droid!

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  9. Lovely collection of assorted Tatooine inhabitants!

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  10. Inspired and wonderful work Michael!

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  11. Fantastic work Michael, as for a sand crawler Palitoy do one that's almost perfect scale, when they have it in stock, got my eye on one ! LOL

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    1. Oooh, I bet that's not cheap. I might have to have look though.

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  12. I so need to get myself some of those droids . . . Brilliant job as always.

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    1. Thank you Mike, lots of different makes on show.

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  13. Lovely as always, Michael!

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  14. These all look fab. Especially love all the droids

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    1. Thank you Simon, you can never have enough droids.😀

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  15. Very nice. The pair of the droids in pic #6 got me to smilin' this morning.

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  16. Another great collection of your Star Wars figures Michael! Excellent paintwork as always!

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    1. Thank you Terry, building up quite a collection, just neglecting to paint the troops for my own army!

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  17. Fantastic Mike! Now you need a in scale Sandcrawler for these little buggers to peddle their wares from. ;)

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    1. Thank you Dai, very tempting on the Sandcrawler front, certainly worth thinking about.

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  18. A great and characterful crew!

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  19. Great work Michael ... they're certainly spot on in terms of color scheme.

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