Friday, 4 January 2019

"Let The Wookiee Win."

"Chewbacca here is first mate on a ship that might suit us."
This 44mm tall plastic "detailed figure of Chewbacca" is produced by “Fantasy Flight Games” and can be found inside the company's "Chewbacca Ally Pack" for their "strategy board game of tactical combat" "Star Wars: Imperial Assault". Based upon the Wookie during his exploits in "the midst of the Galactic Civil War between the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire after the destruction of the Death Star over Yavin 4", the expansion apparently allows  players to either "prevent the Empire from enslaving Wookiees on Kashyyyk, or infiltrate an Imperial labor camp."

The miniature was undercoated with two layers of "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, shaded with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, and dry-brushed with both (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and (lighter) Heavy Brown. Chewie's side-bag was then treated to a combination of "Vallejo" Heavy Brown and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, whilst his bowcaster and ammunition belt were pigmented in "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey. These areas were subsequently washed with "Citadel" Nuln Oil and highlighted with a little more "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey.
"Star Wars: Legion" WIPs - Chewbacca and two Wookie Warriors are slowly getting their detail 'picked out'
The Wookie smuggler's bandoleer's strap was painted using "Vallejo" Charred Brown and (more) Strong Tone Quickshade by "The Army Painter. However, because I felt the model was already brown enough, I decided to leave Chewbacca's shell boxes metallic-coloured, rather than continue painting in the pieces of belt which held them in place. Finally, I applied some additional "Citadel" Nuln Oil to certain areas of the Millennium Falcon's co-pilot, in order to darken him down a bit and break up the colour consistency of his fur.

Sticking with both Wookie Warriors and "Fantasy Flight Games" I have made some more progress on the Origins Award-winner's slightly larger-sized Kashyyyk killers for "Star Wars: Legion". In particular, I have finished blocking in all the base colours on this rule-set's version of Chewbacca and now just need to apply a variety of washes to his weapon and equipment before a final couple of dry-brushes.
"Kitbash Games" WIPs - Punchline and Roughneck
I have also managed to get the majority of my "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna completed on both Chewie's accompanying special forces unit's Leader and his Ryyk Blade-carrying colleagues, and even started base-coating one of the Wookie warrior's bandoleer, hand-weapons, fire-arm and shoulder-armour. Being over 40mm tall all of these models should bag me at least seven points each in the Ninth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge, so should help push me ever closer to my 500 point target tally by Late March 2019...

Lastly, I have been quietly working away on couple of super-powered resin figures by "Kitbash Games" from their "Supers Unlimited" range. I hope to have the "clown prince of smash and grab", Punchline, finished reasonably soon, and can then focus more fully upon one of the game's anti-heroes, Roughneck.

14 comments:

  1. Great job on Chewie Simon, the legion wookies are coming along nicely, and nice start on the suoers unlimited models as well

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    1. Thanks very much Dave, the "Imperial Assault" Chewie actually proved to be a great pilot piece for painting the larger "Legion" wookies tbh, so everything seems to have worked out for the best with him. I still have a fair few "Imperial Assault" to finish though, so perhaps once the wookies are done I'll pop back to your favourite "galaxy far, far away..." ;-)

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  2. I like the wookie, did you see Solo?

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    1. Cheers Fran. I haven't seen "Solo" as I wasn't impressed with Luke Skywalker's fate in "The Last Jedi", so have given "Disney" films a miss ever since.

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  3. I really like your Wookies and those supervillains look cool as well. I could definitely see them being part of Gotham City's crime scene.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I've a fair few wookies to come as you can probably imagine, and hope to have at least the "clown prince of smash and grab" finished soon.

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  4. Great job Simon, I have my Kashyyyk killers based, but hoping to prime them this weekend. I hadn't thought about the fact that they should receive extra points for being 40mm, great point. Mind you they really are big aren't they?!

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    1. Cheers Michael. My AHPC minion, Evan, is the one who pointed out their size to me when he was scoring my "Star War: Legion" Chewbacca. Hence my hopes to get the others scored similarly :-)

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    2. Well done Ev, very kind of him. I shall be mentioning it to my minion if I ever get mine done. :)

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    3. They really do paint themselves, imho, and I'm already working on some Imperial opposition for them.

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  5. Nice work on your Wookies. They are all cool looking models. I am really looking forward to seeing the Kitbash figures painted. I am looking forward to Roughneck a lot.

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    1. Thanks Simon. The finished wookies should be posted soon(ish) and so should Punchline. Need a bit more time with Roughneck :-)

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  6. Nice work all round mate.

    Cheers Roger

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    1. Cheers Roger. Got a bit of a backlog tbh, so expect a load of painted minis to come thick'n'fast over the next few weeks.

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