Sunday, March 22, 2020

Star Wars Legion Stormtroopers

Finished a batch of Star Wars Legion Stormtroopers recently. These nice figs are from Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars Legion line.

This large batch of troopers is comprised of 3 commanders, 3 rocket launchers equipped figs, 3 figs with repeating blaster rifle and 12 guys with blasters. I could probably use a few more basic troopers with blasters and maybe a heavy repeating blaster (which unfortunately only comes with Snow Troopers. Argh FFG, why??)

With the completion of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, my posts will probably slow down, although there is talk of an Analogue Hobbies Quarantine Challenge maybe taking place. So we shall see.

Regardless, I need to clean off the figs that are on my table that are in various stages of painting.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Russians, Russians, Russians!

Recently finished a large box of 57 28mm Russians in summer uniform. These plastic figures are from Plastic Soldier Company. Overall, the sculpts aren't very good. The detail is very soft and varies a fair bit from figure to figure. Some figures have highly detailed faces and others the faces are just featureless flat surfaces. Weird.

I'm not doing Russians for myself, I'm painting these up for a friend as he doesn't have any painting capacity and he wants to have an army for Chain of Command. This will form a good core for a Russian force. Would've been nice to have more riflemen though and less guys with submachineguns.

First up is the whole group.

Here's all the rifle figs.

Followed by the submachinegun equipped figs.

Next are six light machinegun teams.

And finally are all the command related figs.

I did up one of the senior officers as a Commissar.

Next time I'll have some Stormtroopers.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Rebels, Rocket bike and Ladies

Finished some more figs recently. This is a bit of a mish-mash of figs. First up is a group of Rebel Fleet Troopers for Star Wars Legion.

Nice and simple figs to paint. Too bad they didn't come in a bigger group than seven?!? Bit of a rant, but I really wish Fantasy Flight would come out with the Imperial Navy Troopers and Army Troopers. Unfortunately they only seem to release something if there's a release for the other side. So who knows if we'll ever get them. And it would be nice if they came out with some assorted figs for pilots, crew and maybe some civilians but that doesn't really fit into their tournament play figure scheme. I'll probably have to get figures from Shapeways, which will cost me a pretty penny. Argh!

Next up is a Barracuda Rocket Bike from Bombshell Miniatures. This resin fig is for their Counterblast line and is from the Lancer faction.

And finally is a pair of ladies from Sash & Saber. These are from their French & Indian War line and are part of the Female Civilians pack.

'Til next time.