I have finally finished another two characters and three stormtroopers for Imperial Assault. I still haven't got a game in, but I have five weeks of vacation coming up in a few days and have managed to buy all the extra figure supplements released so far. Now let's hope it rains a couple of days.
I had devised a plan for painting the stormtroopers quickly, using a white undercoat and a fine diluted black wash. The wash backfired and turned the white armour into grey dullness however, so I had to manually highlight all the armour back up to white.
The stormtroopers had quite a lot of mold lines that I had missed when I trimmed and undercoated them. Since the arm and leg armour pieces had some ridged details already I thought the mold lines were part of the design, but the wash showed all too well my errors, so I had to fix those as well.
After what felt like umpteen layers of white (I hate painting white) I gave the stormtroopers a gloss coat of varnish make them extra shiny. I mounted them on clear bases from Sally 4th as I did with the previous figures.
Jynn Odan and Gideon Argus were painted as close to their character card art in the game as possible, hence the funky orange colours. I think I got the looks right although I didn't do the stripes on Jynn's trousers and the rank badge on Gideon's coat since their poses made those details a bit awkward to paint.
The skin tone on Gideon's card is quite dark, although I don't think he is supposed to be african american (african alderaanian?) but rather have a middle eastern or indian skin tone. Anyway I did him noticably darken than Jynn, but it looks lighter than it is in the pictures. I love his facial expression by the way.
Jynn on the other hand had a really fine face with small eyes that were a real hassle to paint. I gave her blue-black hair to give it a different black shade to all the black leather she wears. Her jacket has some armour pieces that I couldn't decide if they were supposed to be shiny metal or white plasteel; in the end I painted them white and gave them a gloss coat like the Stormtroopers. Although I don't really like the pose, it's nice to have some female characters that are not sexualised.
May the Force be with you.
|Our heroic troops have spotted terrorist intruders in a medical facility and take action!|
|The cowardly terrorists are caught and soon surrender,|
|"Freeze, rebel scum!"|
|Another two for the detention cells. Lord Vader will be pleased.|
|This terrorist is armed with a black market DH-17 blaster pistol.|
|The other terrorist has an illegally modified BlasTech Industries DL-44 heavy blaster pistol.|
May the Force be with you.