|"Laugh it up, Fuzzball."|
This 28mm plastic model of Chewbacca is made by “Wizards Of The Coast” and is actually model number 23 Wookie Freedom Fighter from the Alliance and Empire expansion from the manufacturer’s Star Wars Miniatures Game.
In order to ‘cover-up’ the miniature’s somewhat light brown pre-paint colour scheme I initially undercoated the entire figure with a couple of layers of “Vallejo” Charred Brown before washing the wookie with “The Army Painter” Strong Tone Quickshade. I then repeatedly dry-brushed the model using “Vallejo” Charred Brown, and then some Heavy Sienna, with an old “Royal & Langnickel” round brush in order to try and bring out the co-pilot’s hairy detail.
|Chewbacca WIPs - "Citadel" Dark Flesh and Ironbreaker were used on the ammunition belt|
As I wanted to replicate some of the smuggler’s darker fur patches I dabbed parts of the figure’s legs, feet, chest and arms with “Citadel” Nuln Oil and once that had dried, gave the areas another dry-brush of “Vallejo” Heavy Sienna. I painted the wookie’s ammunition belt with “Citadel” Dark Flesh and used some “Vallejo” Heavy Brown for his pouches. I then applied some more Strong Tone Quickshade by “The Army Painter” over both of these areas. Finally I picked out all the rebel’s belt buckles and ammo clips with the “Citadel” Layer Ironbreaker before giving them a wash of Badab Black.
|Re-basing The Undead - "Copplestone Castings" Future Wars Code FW4 Plague Zombies|
Having played several games of “Guillotine Games” outstanding board game “Zombicide” recently I have been sorely tempted to start painting the seemingly endless plastic undead figures from its boxed set. But having trawled through some dusty old boxes of miniatures I painted aeons ago, I have instead decided, for now at least, to simply re-base a number of these zombies made by “Copplestone Castings”.
Indeed having rooted around in my lead pile I have found that I have quite a few more yet to paint, so once I have finished removing these metal miniatures from their ‘old’ two penny pieces I’ll still be able to add to their number if need be.