Saturday, 30 April 2022

Rebel Veterans

Another month has flashed past and although I managed to get quite a bit of painting done during the Easter holiday the return to work has seen me struggle with time management again.  That said, I am determined to try to keep up with the 'post a month' schedule and so have dusted off this draft from October 2019.
I haven't played much 'Star Wars: Legion' of late, to be honest, I haven't played much of anything, but we did enjoy it when we had an outing and anything remotely connected to the Star Wars franchise is normally an easy win for me.  It's not surprising then, that I picked up this upgrade for my Rebel Troopers.  
Painted to represent the hard pressed veterans of Echo Base these were great fun to work on.  Keeping the colour pallete suitably subdued the unit came together quite quickly, although they could do with some snow on the bases.
The weapons were painted in a deep blue colour as a nod to the plastic blasters of the beloved action figures from my childhood.  I have a couple more Star Wars themed posts in the pipeline, so hoping to show a little more next month. 

38 comments:

  1. Great work on your Hoth rebels Michael, the colours look perfect, and nice nod to the old action figures with the blasters. Hope life comes into balance soon for you.

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    1. Thank you Dave, really pleased with them. I have just noticed my typo so have changed that, but I did have blue plasters too.🤣

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  2. Excellent work as always Michael.

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  3. Very nicely done Michael. See some pew, pew in your future I do.
    Frank

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    1. Love this comment! Thank you, always seem to find my way back to Star Wars at some point.

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  4. Excellent painting! The colors look just right.

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  5. Wonderful stuff, some nice sculpts there.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thank you Stuart, top quality this set, fabulous fun to paint.

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  6. Nicely done Michael lovely figures

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    1. Thank you Matt, they are a lovely set. I have some more heavy support to do to complete the unit.

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  7. They look great Michael, you haven't lost your touch. I really like the leather/suede jackets effect!

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    1. Thank you Terry. I have certainly simplified things a little with regards to painting, but it has worked with these.

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  8. Hoi Michael,m good to see some of the results of your work! We'll keep in touch ;-)

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    1. Thank you Sander, I always enjoy our brief chats and pleased to be able to show you that I have been doing some painting.

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  9. those are superb, as we've come to expect from the brush of your good self sir!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, they are rather nice to paint too. Quite forgiving without too much detail.

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  10. Great stuff, as always your figures look superb.

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  11. Super cool Michael! Those poor sods having to face down the might of the galactic Empire... Little more than a speed bump really.

    The blue blasters is a great idea too! Still have Dengar and a Stormtrooper in a box somewhere that have blue weapons. :)

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    1. Thank you Dai, loved the scene, such a great start to the film. As for actual action figures, I have a lot of mine still. Caught myself eyeing up a rather expensive display cabinet the other day, but Mrs. Awdry had something to say about that. Apparently toys in the front room is a no!

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    2. Yeesh, I can sympathise. My missus told me my mini's had to be stored "Out of sight" as they are apparently not appropriate in the living room also!
      The things we do for love.

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  12. Star wars is fun and your paintjob makes it even more exciting.Nice paintjob sir!

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    1. That's really kind of you and definitely fun to paint too.

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  13. Splendid looking rebel fighters!
    Best Iain

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    1. Great to hear from you Mr. Finch and thank you.

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  15. These look fantastic. I think the greens on the googles make the figures really 'pop'.

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