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Collins Does Star Wars Legion

Collins Does Star Wars Legion

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About the Project

This project is all about me documenting my journey through painting my Star Wars Legion models. I'll explain the steps I take, the paints I use, any conversions I do and also other cool stuff I've found out there that I like or am inspired by. Although some of this painting was done for my FLGS (Friendly Local Gaming Store) most of it is for me and my own enjoyment. Im not brilliant but I am certainly happy with the results I get, I just wish it didn't take so long!

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Order Tokens

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Legion comes with cardboard tokens… everyone knows cardboard tokens are the most basic of tokens. what you need is 3rd party upgrades!

Step into the breach Pocket Dimension Studios with their super cool, totally rad 3d printed resin tokens (stl files).

I bought the bundle to get all kinds but really I just wanted Sabine’s Phoenix starbird.

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If you're gonna fight, Clash!

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Everyone tells me that yellow it a bitch to paint. I didn’t find it too bad until I started to use a brush. airbrush was fine (and I am not experienced in airbrushing) but normal brush to correct mistakes etc was just pain.

I started with Halfords grey primer and then used 3 different citadel yellows. 2 through the airbrush (and touch up by brush) and 1 as an edge highlight by brush.

I used vallejo negro through the airbrush to create the black lines. Id used regular painters masking tape to mask it off. it worked a treat. I might have to get some more Vallejo paints to try them out through the brush as there was no mucking about with it. dreamy.

I then weathered with typhus corrosion and agrax earth shade. one of my favourite steps for vehicles.

The riders were done using basic scheme for the rest of the new army (karak stone, basilican grey and administratum grey).

For this Twi’lek I tried to go different yet again, didn’t work out as well as I had hoped. I wanted a pale lilac (see left figure below) but i think I went too bright white, or didn’t start off lilac enough. I used palid witch flesh with a purple wash as a base and highlighted up from there.

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Top bananas and golden buttons

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https://www.beastsofwar.com/featured/community-spotlight-rebels-post-apocalyptic-mice-scratch-built-terrain/https://www.beastsofwar.com/featured/community-spotlight-rebels-post-apocalyptic-mice-scratch-built-terrain/

Won one of the last few golden buttons of 2021 and started 2022 by painting a few more minis. This time they’re FFG/AMG official minis, the rebel trooper upgrade pack and the specialist upgrade pack. The trooper one is of the few ones that contains a complete spread of races.

An Ishi-Tib

A Gran

An Ithorian

a Theelin

Two are commonly known and two are somewhat obscure.

The specialist upgrade pack was mostly boring droids and humans. However the male is a character from Imperial Assault (Gideon Argus – I gingered his beard though) and the female is a spec ops trooper from the age of rebellion role-playing game.

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800 Points Completed

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800 Points Completed
800 Points Completed

So I had to change the list due to the points change, frustrating but it doesn’t really make any difference. I just have more models painted for more variety going forwards.

Jyn Erso

Leia Organa

Special Weapons Teams

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Graf Prence

Graf is a Gamorrean who has an interest in fire support. He refers to himself as the bringer of despair, reason being either he is despairing when he misses or his enemy is when they’re suppressed and peppered.

He has also taking to looting, having stolen some armour from a fallen imperial army trooper. Several people have told him to doesn’t fit him but he doesn’t care and is happy with his T-Shirt save.

Jagged Loneozner

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Jamillia Felth

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Chewbacca

Hera and Cham Syndulla

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Cham Syndulla

Hera Syndulla

Send in the Wookiees

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Send in the Wookiees

Ranglhar Lupal

Ranglhar left his home world when it fell to the Empire. The troops he fought alongside suddenly became cold, distant and aggressive towards his kind almost as if someone had flicked a switch. He and a few others managed to escape at the last moment and then, with no honest way to earn credits without registering he turned to smuggling, becoming an experienced freighter pilot. At one job he cottoned on that he was smuggling supplies to an underground movement rather than a simple criminal organisation or altruistic aid group. When digging around Ranglhar found himself disappeared only to reappear in the cockpit of an X-Wing striking out against the people that drove him from his home.

Sheltav Ascellan

Sheltav is someone who is young enough never to have inherited their family’s ceremonial blades. Those sadly are now a trophy in some Imperial admiral’s art collection. He is on a personal quest to recover what is rightfully his. Until then he will make do with second hand armour and blaster from some poor stormtrooper who got in the way of his goal. The trooper didn’t need it any longer as the laser burns in the breast plate can attest to. Being a young Wookiee without the constant guidance of an elder Sheltav has decided to stylise the fur on his top lip into a moustache nobody knows why but they just accept it.

Sateen Lago

When you need some heavy support its probably because you’re facing a lot of infantry or maybe a lot of armour. What do you do if its both? Well Sateen decided that she never wanted to be in a position where she could never meet a threat with a tailor made solution. Thats why she brings a Z6 and a missile launcher with her everywhere she goes. Given how strong Wookiees are the weight isn’t an issue, so long as imperials perish she doesn’t mind the weight.

Making up to 800

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adding more fun models to the collectionadding more fun models to the collection
this is a Wookiee throwing a stormtrooper... apparently. clearly need to try againthis is a Wookiee throwing a stormtrooper... apparently. clearly need to try again

500 points completed!

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Blurrg Riders!

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Blurrg Riders!

Ronhar Anglethorn and Flip

Being a local peacekeeper had its perks, namely that Ronhar had issued body armour and a service weapon but that was about it. The bad guys hate him, the population blames him and somewhere deep down he feels there must be good guys but they were remarkably quiet when he needed their support. When the Empire came to town they brought their own ‘peacekeepers’ and Ronhar was out of a job, similarly those he served were also out of jobs and came to the realisation that he wasn’t a bad guy after all, just someone doing the job they didn’t want to

Angetenar Visz and Flop

Angetenar and Ronhar go way back… They would usually spend the first evening of the weekend meeting up and chewing the fat. Usually about how much they’d had to drink and where Angetenar had liberated that cone from. The following morning Ronhar would regularly give out the same old advice and the same 5 credit fine that really made a mockery of it all as it was cheaper to spend the night in the drunk cell than the town’s motel. Now under the Rebellion the two have become firm friends carrying out fast attacks from the flanks and running off before their foe knows what’s hit them.

Should basing contrast to the mini?

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the rest of my Legion force was done by gluing sand down then painting with steel legion drab and adding a terminatus stone dry brush. add in pebbles, tuffs and flock and it worked but it was a lot of effort and was not overly similar to the mostly green of the models.

for these im looking at doing something easier. ive used a lot of geek gaming scenics base ready range and made a few of my own up in the past. but I don’t have a suitably deserty one that isn’t the exact same colour as the cloaked minis.

I made this mistake once before (at the Star Wars legion bootcamp) where my battledroids were put onto bases that had a similar colour on them and they just disappeared. couldn’t tell what was droid and what was palace floor tile.

I don’t want to make that mistake again

Should basing contrast to the mini?

so left to right we have

model with base coated base

base with ‘desert sand and stone base ready’ painted with steel legion and dry brushed terminatus stone with the two tuft colours added

‘desert sand and stone base ready’ painted with brown wash

‘desert sand and stone base ready’ painted with black wash

‘desert sand and stone base ready’ painted with sepia / soft tone wash

then the large base shows natural ‘desert sand and stone base ready’ and 2 sides with simple steel legion and one also dry brushed with terminatus.

 

I believe the natural ‘desert sand and stone base ready’ is too similar to the model and will be lost but I also want something semi neutral that the tufts can stand out on. HELP!

Basing tuffs

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The choices of tuff I have available... I think I'll be going blue and pink!The choices of tuff I have available... I think I'll be going blue and pink!

can you guess what it is yet?

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can you guess what it is yet?

I found a few more aliens and couldn’t resist printing them off even though I don’t have space in the list. I now have options!

my favourite is the piggy who has been looting armour and weapons from imperial army troops! it really doesn’t fit him but he really doesn’t care. so good!

Can Tim figure out what the last 100 points is yet? the other one is on the printer as we speak doing its thing

400 out of 500 points complete!

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400 out of 500 points complete!

Keeping a low profile

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Palo Menkib

When you need something blowing up call in the Chadra-fan but when you need something specific blowing up in a very specific way, call in the Duros named Palo Menkib. He is cold calculating and precise. A number of Imperial war engines have failed in a spectacular fashion thanks to this Duros saboteur.

Tarrik Cohl

Every platoon needs to keep a communications link open. There is no point having all the heavy weapons you could need if you don’t know which way to point them. That task falls to the Sullustan named Tarrik Cohl. Remarkably cool underwire he is able to relay instructions and information precisely, if only his Officer was as gifted.

Keeping a low profile

Final Infantry Squad

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Lacert Tugrina

Lacert is a female Mirialan who threw her lot in with the Rebels when her brother was arrested and executed for ‘crimes against The Empire’. Since that time she’s been responsible for no fewer that 18 intelligence reports to the ISB but she doesn’t know that.

Karreio Shank

Karreio joined up when the Rebel fleet was hidden in orbit above her home planet of Pantora. After Order 66 her planet became poor almost overnight when the republic garrison transformed into the might of an imperial boot. She learned from her parents the joys of chain codes and mandatory registering. Something that to this day makes her blood boil.

Weems Offee

Weems is a Bith and the Bith are known for being incredibly intelligent and good with a spanner. In this instance Weems is overly proficient with the squads automatic support weapon. He cut his teeth cutting down imperial army troops on Mimban. He found them to be significantly less tactical or armoured when compared to Stormtroopers in their laminate shell. Now he does his best to suppress them all so the close assault team can eliminate them.

Is it a bird or is it a star fighter?

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Equulean Beruss

Being a Sullustan means that Equulean has a natural propensity for piloting. He is a master of the Slash and Dash missions, be that in space, in atmo or on the ground, albeit that his slash on the ground is vastly under powered by comparison.

Is it a bird or is it a star fighter?

Fly boys bring the pain

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Zeth Arthdiver

Being a hotshot pilot comes with with plenty of perks and an abundance of overconfidence. There is nothing this Mirialan pilot cannot achieve in the sky but he is very much out of his depth in ground based combat, not that Zeth would ever admit it

Corvus Binardasher

This Pantoran pilot had humble beginnings flying mediocre shuttles before joining a planetary defence fleet. There he upgraded to the equally mediocre Z-95 Headhunters. In the interests of never-ending adrenaline rushes Corvus joined the Rebellion, changing the local governor’s iconography for the Rebel Starbird and his 2 winged Headhunter for the much more impressive 4 winged X-Wing

Joruus Law

Joruus is Alderaanian. Nobody needs to ask his motivation for joining the Alliance. He leads the reformed Blue Squadron since it’s destruction at the battle of Scarif.

More biographies

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Rall Shif

Wherever there is conflict you will be able to find the warlike Trandoshans. Their species have the ability to regrow limbs which is a handy trick to have when your normal profession is somewhat dangerous. Rall has regrown a number of fingers in his time, mostly due to the appalling throw that Vi-dar has. Due to cultural differences Rall is not allowed anywhere near the landspeeder owned by Eirtaé, the less said about that the better but Rall has vowed to not walk everywhere in the near future.

Darred Lown

Dugs come from the planet Malastare and Darred is constantly been mistaken from a lier and dangerous cheat from the illegal racing circuit. Something he laments on a daily basis and when wound up by his squad mates becomes quite punchy. Olum hasn’t become brave enough to join in with this tomfoolery but it is only a matter of time before the Rodian figures out whether the Dug hits harder with his hands or his feet.

Flirry Mingla

When you need to enforce something or bring freedom to the galaxy you better be sure to bring an Aqualish with a really big gun. Flirry is a big powerful individual and regularly breaks up the infighting in the squad when it gets out of hand. When he gets up people tend to sit down, a lesson the Imperials really should learn.

Bring out the silhouette zero characters

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Bring out the silhouette zero characters

Alulat Sunwar

Not all Bothans are infochants, some are politicians, mechanics, or farmers. And some are just down on their luck and in need of a purpose. Alulat found her way into the infantry because her previous occupation was of little use to the Alliance. Now she takes the fight to the Empire one aloof step at a time in a way only a Bothan can.

Vi-dar Marr

Everyone always underestimates the Chadra-fan. Sure they’re not particularly smart and their race regularly mistakes enslavement for gainful employment but what they lack in intelligence they make up for with enthusiasm. In Vi-dar’s case he has bundles of enthusiasm for seeing things explode.

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