Wednesday, 3 January 2018

From Barks: The beatings will continue until morale improves (20 points)

I like finished stormtroopers; but it is a bit of a grind getting there- and there's only four this submission! Over a white basecoat I pick out details in Panzer Grey, then give a strong black wash. I then pick out all the white bits. It takes about 40 minutes per figure for the final stage.

"Stop rebelling!"

I like these guys- they've got great dynamic poses. I do need to tidy up the bases.

4 x 28mm riot troopers

From Ray

Short and sweet, that's what I like Barks!
I did enjoy your foray into Star WarS during the last Challenge, and shall look forward to seeing more from this great film.
I think you've done a great job on these, I always find white a hard colour to get to look right and these 4 sure do!

4 Stormtroopers = 20 points!

30 comments:

  1. Riot Police storm troopers! nice

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  2. Oh wow, have never seen this variant of the Storm Trooper! I love the, er, "public order batons" - purely ceremonial, no doubt...

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    1. They're new to me as well, but I like them.

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  3. Really well done with the white and black Barks. Excellent figures.

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  4. Great work Barks. I have some Stormtroopers coming up next and agree that they are a bit more fiddly than you'd think with all that white and black. I need to get a pack of these to augment my 'Misunderstood Guys'.

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    1. Anybody who's painted stormtroopers knows the struggle.

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  5. Great work, for own experience I tell you painting white is a pain...

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    1. It seems to be common this challenge!

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  6. Very nice, very sharp stormtroopers!
    Best Iain

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  7. Who doesn’t like bad guys wearing white? Nice job mate!

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  8. Very neat job and you must be glad to see the back of the white armour! For a week at least...?

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    1. No more for the rest of this challenge!

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  9. Wow! Super clean work Barks. Very cool indeed. Stark white is such a bugger to work with.

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    1. Thanks, Millsy! I've got my technique down, just got to nut up and do it.

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  10. Cool looking Storm Troopers Barks!

    Christopher

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  11. That's some very fine work, Barks - hard to get white right, but you've done it!

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  12. Love the storm troopers, Barks! The white is well done! I didn't even know these fellows were available yet. I'm falling behind on the Imperial Assault collection!

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    1. Thanks, David! It’s a steady flow of releases I feel I have to stay on top of!

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  13. Wonderful stormtroopers Barks! You really nailed the white, but 40 minutes per fig sounds rough. Where are these sculpts from?

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    1. Thanks, Phyllion! They’re from ‘Heart of the Empire’, a recent expansion for Fantasy Flight’s ‘Imperial Assault’.

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