Monday, January 18, 2021

Super Secret Christmas Present 2020: Inferno Squad

 Another Christmas, another secret Christmas Project! 

This time around I built a diorama of Iden Versio, Del Meeko and Gideon Hask during their mission on Endor from the video game, Star Wars Battlefront II. 

The idea for this diorama came about thanks to the Endor scenario in the game, where you end up fighting an AT-ST on the way to a landing pad while escaping the forest moon.  I had originally intended to use the official fallen AT-ST scenery expansion for Star Wars Legion as the base, decided against it after looking it over and opted for a 1:48 scale Bandai kit instead.

Let's take a look!

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Adventures in Contrast: Star Wars Legion - Droideka Armor


Welcome back to Adventures in Contrast, where I show you all sorts of little tricks and techniques that you can do with Citadel Colour's Contrast paint system!

The Clone Wars edition of Star Wars Legion arrived at my house thanks to my friend Dusty recently and I've been working my way through painting it all.

My main objective for this project is to paint the models to a table top standard, without worrying about spending a ton of time on the. Especially since the droids and clones all are pretty simple paint schemes already.

With that in mind, I'm using flexing Contrast paint to my advantage as much as possible.  In this article we will be looking at the Droideka and how to paint their bronze armor plating using Contrast.

Let's take a look!

Monday, January 4, 2021

Miniature Showcase: Luke Skywalker's Crashed Snowspeeder


Ever since the Airspeeder was released for Star Wars Legion, I have had an idea for a diorama featuring Luke Skywalker and his crashed snowspeeder from the Battle of Hoth which was featured in The Empire Strikes Back. 

Unfortunately, I could never find a model I liked to represent Luke in his Hoth pilot gear. Fortunately, Fantasy Flight Games released a limited edition Luke Skywalker miniature featuring him in that outfit and I was lucky enough to score one from my FLGS.

With models in hand, it was time to get to go wild and finally bring this idea to life.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Miniature Showcase: Frodo at the Cracks of Doom

Many, many moons ago, around the year 2000 or so, the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game was released by Games Workshop. This game featured miniatures based on the character designs from Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings trilogy, which was right up my alley.

The original range was very impressive and filled with fantastic masterfully sculpted miniatures.  As time went on I would occasionally pick up a few  here and there, though I never got around to buying any armies or playing the game.

Frodo here came in a three pack of models with Sam and Gollum all based on the climax of The Return of the King. I had bought this set shortly after they released, mostly for the Gollum miniature since he was my favorite character in the trilogy.

For a long time I had grand plans to build a small diorama using all three of them. Though in the back then I lacked the skills to make it a reality. Unfortunately, in the intervening years, Sam seems to be been lost o the ages. I've searched my drawers and boxes of stored miniatures and he's no where to be seen. Maybe he walked off with the Ring?

At that point I had decided that perhaps a Gollum and Frodo diorama would be nice to build and was all set to make that happen. But in the end I chose to paint Frodo by himself because sometimes you just want to paint a specific miniature, ya know?