...bring on 2016! But first, I had to finish a least some of the figures that I had lying about. These Imperial Assault figures were started months ago but somehow I got bored and painted other stuff. (Story of my life, basically.)
More pictures after the break.
I decided to paint one of the officers black, which means he is a Stormtrooper officer, not just a naval officer. Since in the Imperial Assault one of the cards included is for an Elite Officer this way he stands out from the other two. Too bad Fantasy Flight hasn't done any basic troopers for them to command. The finicky little gun the figures are holding is a BlasTech SE-14C blaster pistol, the same as Dr. Evazan had in the Cantina scene. No Imperials ever used one in any of the movies, but there are promotional photos of a Stormtrooper aiming one in various reference books, which only shows that the guys doing the promotional photos didn't know what they were doing.
The rebel troopers are much better sculpts. Action packed aiming their weapons the faces are great and almost no mold lines. Hands seem to be in size with the rest of the body and head. They even have the correct weapon, a BlasTech DH-17 Blaster Pistol. (I guess BlasTech is the Browning of the Star Wars universe, or perhaps the Schmeisser?). Strange enough the lowly Rebel Trooper wasn't in any of my visual dictionaries, so I had to use a lot of cosplay photos for reference.
If you are wondering why the bases are unpainted, it's because I will be putting these figures on clear acrylic bases. However I need to varnish them first (otherwise the clear bases turn frosted), which I can't do as long as there is cold weather outside.
Happy New Year, and may the Force be with You. Always.
|Three Imperial Officers...|
|...and three Rebel Troopers.|
|The faces were not the greatest sculpts and were marred by mold lines. I did the best I could but didn't bother with eyes.|
|The pointy hand is a bit too large I think. Not the greatest pose either.|
|The Rebel troopers are at least firing their guns.|
|I hate shading black almost as much as white, but the vests came out ok. |
(The speck of paint on the right guy's boot has now been removed).
|I couldn't resist painting the eyes on these guys...|
|Size comparison. The Rebel seems a bit bulkier, perhaps the Death Star restaurant isn't any good?|