Anyway back to the sporadic flailing with paint and the rebels are finished yeah, woot, wahoo. man those figures are shite. I hated painted Luke Skywalker thank god for weathering powder it really has become my turd polisher on this project.
Added OSL effects and weathering powder then google auto awesomed it.
Next up Soldier boy and he's done bar the tidying up of the base edge. Agrax Earthshade here is your friend. The Trollblood Blue with and agrax earthshade wash followed by a thin layer of trollblood blue is pretty much the exact colour on the artwork, infact all the colours on this guy but the flesh are just paint/wash/thin layer/minor highlight. The flesh starts at Khardic flesh then a mix of Ryn flesh and Khardic flesh and finally Ryn flesh.
I then painted the model with a very light flesh wash sorry can't remember which but it was a GW one.
There'll be a finished picture of this fella at the end.
Next up the Bothan, I had no idea this guy was supposed to be a bothan only the name gave it away, the descriptions in the expanded universe books always seemed quite feline whereas this guy looks like a paramilitary Larry the fucking Lamb (Mr Inventor may have been trying out an aggression chip god only knows where Dennis the Dachshund is). The colour of the angry goat uniform is pretty much GWs Caliban Green which finally gives me a use for it because it certainly ain't a replacement for Dark Angels Green which I started my mates Dangle army in and then had to beg the internets for any spare pots. This figure then got the Agrax earthshade wash and a green wash on the lens.
At this point I think I just wanted to get through them so there isn't any progress shots.
Next the officer boy who is not Caucasian, I have never painted anything other than white flesh before, mainly because I didn't think I could, I've seen people try before and most with imperial guard and it mainly looks caricature like and somehow faintly offensive, this is probably some racist paranoia. So I started with GWs dark flesh and highlighted turned out okay (stop being a moron) the hard colour was the 70s orange top. this is a very paticular colour from my childhood that has since thankfully been banished to the mists of fashion disasters. After much umming and ahhhing GW scab red and Blazing orange 50/50 mix is the colour pretty much spot on.
Finished picture at the end now the wookie, there are blow by blow pictures for this fella.
Now these are done Back to GW and Bile Trolls for my mate these need to be done soon and my glasses have now arrived so Avante.
And basing so on we go and now I've looked at these with my glasses on, and man I was blind the detail just screamed at me instead of being there but requiring my magnifying glass light.