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USING THE COSTUME DESIGNS TO PAINT MY STAR WARS LEGION

USING THE COSTUME DESIGNS TO PAINT MY STAR WARS LEGION

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Project Blog by denzien

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About the Project

When I started collecting Star Wars Legion miniatures I approached it in the same way I do historical collections. I used a very nice book of the costumes used in the films as a guide for my painting. Whats interesting is how the colours of some costumes look different on film then they do in real life and some of the details that you can easily miss.

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Occupier Tank

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Occupier Tank

I loved painting this model as it’s so simple to paint and a great slab of a vehicle. Being a simple Empire grey it was a quick paint job. I spent more time on the container units that add a splash of colour to the tank. The tank commander has a dark patch on his armour plates denoting his rank.

Occupier Tank
Occupier Tank
Occupier Tank
Occupier Tank

Land Speeder

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Land Speeder

Lukes Speeder has a pattern on the bonnet but as this isn’t Lukes I decided not to put it on my model as it’s not noticeable in the film. The model also has a gun slapped on the front so will get in the way. I stuck to a brown colour scheme and I copied the pattern on the engine jets.

Land Speeder
Land Speeder

IMPERIAL OFFICER

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Officer CostumesOfficer Costumes

The Black and olive green uniforms of imperial officer. I like the Olive green but I painted Veers that colour so I went for the black for this officer. I dug up the rank badges for the Empire which could come in handy if I get another officer.

IMPERIAL OFFICER
IMPERIAL OFFICER
IMPERIAL OFFICER

PRUNE FACE

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PRUNE FACE

Prune face comes as part of the rebel commando kit although in the movies you’d miss him if you blink. You spot this alien in the briefing scene in Return of the Jedi but I dont recall seeing him running around Endor but i presume he’s about. His cloak is a different colour to the other commandos going for a brown Khaki shade rather than green.

PRUNE FACE

REBEL COMMANDOS

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REBEL COMMANDOS

The commandos we see on Endor wear the usual Rebel Khaki but with a dash of green on ponchos and long coats. This was easy to paint because you dont have to be too careful with it.

original design drawingsoriginal design drawings
REBEL COMMANDOS
REBEL COMMANDOS

REBEL OFFICER

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Rogue One Costume designRogue One Costume design

I was looking forward to getting my hands on some generic commanders for this game. Rogue One was the inspiration for this paint scheme and they use the same rank insignia’s that were developed by the old RPG back in the day.

Officer with Rank insigniasOfficer with Rank insignias
REBEL OFFICER
REBEL OFFICER

SCOUT TROOPERS

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Love the open helmetLove the open helmet
SCOUT TROOPERS
SCOUT TROOPERS

Scout troopers have to be my favourite looking troopers. I think it’s the helmet design, I wish we had seen troops with the front face plate open. They made use of this feature in the rebels series to show the hero in disguise with out taking his helmet off every five minutes, the front just flips up. I liked the sniper miniatures clearly inspired by the video games.

SCOUT TROOPERS
SCOUT TROOPERS
SCOUT TROOPERS

IMPERIAL NAVY COMMS

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IMPERIAL NAVY COMMS

I was hoping for a full unit of these troopers but so far we just have the one specialist. Like Vader it’s all black of course so a very easy paint. I took some ideas from the helmet with a few metal chips and I usually varnish the helmets so they have that plastic look. The helmet image are props from a New Hope while the image bellow is from Rogue One. Death Star troopers are meant to be navy troops so you only really see them on board ship or manning bases.

IMPERIAL NAVY COMMS
IMPERIAL NAVY COMMS
IMPERIAL NAVY COMMS
IMPERIAL NAVY COMMS

DARTH VADER

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DARTH VADER

Vader like the storm troopers is dominated by one colour. The only variation from black is on his belt and life support chest piece. His eye lenses have a red tint. In the original film his helmet is mat black but from empire on wards it’s got a shine. Which is why he looks off to me in Rogue One as they went for the original look. I prefer his helmet shiny so I glossed my minis head.

belt detailsbelt details
DARTH VADER
DARTH VADER
DARTH VADER

STORMTROOPERS

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A New Hope troopers helmetA New Hope troopers helmet

When I started painting my troopers I realised they arent all just black and white. The eye lenses are green and the vents in the side of the helmet are bright blue. There is also a number of grey areas and a subtle difference in the design from film to film.

Troopers Helmet From Empire Strikes BackTroopers Helmet From Empire Strikes Back
Troopers torso worn by Mark HamillTroopers torso worn by Mark Hamill
Holstered blaster on worn armourHolstered blaster on worn armour
Back pack details on sand troopersBack pack details on sand troopers

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