Actually very nice figures but somehow not the quality we are used to have from those top-notch 28mm figures by Perr, Front Rank, Foundry, Empress and other suppliers of metal miniatures. Some pieces could be more detailed and some parts are kept rather easy. Nevertheless they represent the figures from the Star Wars universe very well and were fun to paint. This week I prepared three lots of figures for our Wesdnesday night Imperial Assault session:
Two sets of Imperial Red Guardsmen. In the game they serve in pairs and thus I prepared two with a red and two with blue colour markings. A pretty simple paintjob as well. Black primer, three layers of different red tones and then some darktone Armypainter Quickshade.
A figure which seemed rather easy to paint but black is always special somehow. Of course I didn't want to turn him too greyish and therefore I chose to hold back with highlighting as much as possible. Only some dark and medium grey drybrushing on the cloak and some more efforts on the body armour. The lightsaber and the control panels of the Vader's suit were nice details and meant a nice diversion. The base is once again kept slate grey with some gentle drybrushing in medium and light grey.
That's it for now and I'll have to focus on the 'Nostalgia' bonus round. But during the next weeks there are a couple of more Imperial Assault figures to paint.
Ahh, welcome aboard Stefan! It's great to see you among us again this year.
These are excellent. We've been playing this game quite a bit and I've seen many of these figures close up and agree with your assessment. That being said you've done a fantastic job on these icons of the Imperium. I really like the lush red you've given the Guardsmen and Vader's light sabre really has a menacing glow about it.
40 Points for your debut entry - great work Stefan!