Wednesday 27 July 2016

I Don't Like Painting White!

I always think a white paint job looks cool, but painting it has always seemed like such a chore! However, having bought Imperial Assault, and knowing I had 9 Stormtroopers to paint, I was going to have to tackle it at some point...

And so here they are, with the rest of my recent paint jobs:
As you can see, they don't look bad if you take a poor photo and squint your eyes a bit! I've seen alot of other paint jobs on Stormtroopers and a lot of people tend to do a dark wash on them. For me the films show them as very shiny white, and that is what I've gone for. The middle guy is General Sorin, who took about half an hour to paint. And the final 3 are Snowtroopers. I didn't really enjoy painting these either, but I think they look ok!

Next up: 
Wampas and Tusken Raiders. Lots of washes and drybrushing involved with these. Looking forward to stomping on the Heroes with the Wampas!
Loku Kanoloa and SC2-M Repulsor Tank! I'd been putting off painting Loku as he looked like a complicated model to paint, but, as it turns out, he isn't! The hardest part was trying to get the Mon Cala skin right. Started with brown, washed and then drybrushed up adding orange into the mix and I'm quite pleased with the result!

The tank didn't take much doing but I'm looking forward to giving it a run out. I'm sure it'll cause more panic than it will deal out in damage!

And finally:
American Cival War 6mm buildings! We paid our annual pilgrimage to Joy of 6, and this time came away with more than just the taste of a bacon sandwich in our mouths. These great little buildings are Leven Miniatures resin sculpts. Very nice for £2.50 each! I have another 2 to paint which I try will do before our next ACW game.