Category Archives: Star Wars

Club Painting 1

We’ve come a long way since we began our after school model club, we started with just an idea to do it, and £3 subs off of all those children attending. It was made easier by “Project Airfix”  who supplied not only kits but paint and brushes which we still use to this day.  Obviously we have expanded our stocks of paint and brushes, glue and basing products from a variety of sources.

Games Workshop, with their school alliance project  have also helped massively with regular boxes of essential products.

In addition to this we’ve raised funds through school fayres selling figures we have painted and models from our own collections, which have enabled us to buy into lots of other genres which would normally have been closed to us.

It also has to be said that we have been extremely lucky with donations of items down the years from so many model manufacturers, friends etc, all of which helps continue to make our club pretty special.

When we started the Headmaster Jeremy and myself would be pretty hands on with construction and painting duties, if time allowed we’d also then use all of the finished models in a tabletop game.  From September last year we have been very lucky to be joined by Karen, one of the school teaching assistants, who kindly stays after the working day to help us out.  She has taken over model/figure construction and painting duties in the club. It has meant that we can have slightly smaller groups, the advantage of this is we get a lot more done!

Of late our three groups are rotated through two different gaming tables, one is normally Games Workshop, the other has been Star wars Legion and a painting table…..in september the group painted some GW Spacemarines……and this years group have been busy painting Star Wars Legion Storm Troopers, here are the results of the first section to complete their figures.

Please remember these figures have been painted by children who’s age is between 8 and 9 and who have limited or no knowledge of this hobby before they joined our club.

I think they have done very well, fantastic work everyone.

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W.I.P Luke’s Landspeeder a Kitbashing

Before Christmas I picked up a 3d Printed Landspeeder based upon Luke’s X34.  Have to say print quality was a bit below par (lots of lines/layers) and no attempt to make a canopy for the cockpit.  I decided that it would need a fair bit of work, so put it on the pile and got on with easier things!

A few weeks ago i noticed that Fantasy flight games were going to issue a X34 of their own for Legion, it is a bit beefed up and has extra crew….this gave me an idea.  Mounting a gun is one thing but that clear plexiglass canopy does nothing for protection..its really just a civillian transport with a laser cannon attached!   My thoughts turned to armour especially as i didn’t have a clear canopy……wouldn’t it just be easier to plate over the hole?

Kit Bashing is probably the thing I like most about this hobby, there is freedom to do just about anything in sci fi.  I set about going through my vast heaps of spares collected over the last 40+ years  and opted for some of my recent bits……I had some spare Meng world war toon Tiger parts left over from a sturmtiger conversion (which is still on going) the turret parts would make an effective cockpit area. some other tank spares this time 20mm scale and bits and bobs, plus a spare laser cannon from the Legion AT-RT model.

If the rebel engineers got hold of an X34 for combat, this is what I’d like to think they would do to it in the work shops! Lots of extra armour, more sensors and sights/vision blocks, concussion grenade launcher in nose…its an on going project so expect a few changes/additions!

I will add progress updates to this post as and when they are made, and also hope it provides some inspiration to other kitbashers out there.

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A bit more added to front, and Primed.

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I quite like the idea of this being Grey with lots of weathering, sadly that’s the colouring of most Imperial vehicles….so this has to be different eventually I settled on a three tone camouflage scheme, of which the base coat is………………………

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Further painting is now on hold as i will be using spray cans in the garden….weather is terrible at the moment so it might be a couple of weeks yet (updated 14/03/19)

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Update 4/12/19 got a 10cm Legion style base cut for it.

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camo soon!

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Bit more done!

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More soon!

 

 


Two Lukes are better than wan ;)

To make life a bit easy we split the figure painting tasks.  Since we also play the game on two different tables we thought it was a good idea to buy another set of Vader and Skywalker for the school club, so that both tables could have them.

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My Luke on left, headmaster’s on right


Rebel Troopers Squad 1

Have managed a bit more painting on my own Core set, the first of 2 Rebel Trooper Squads, this ones in a woodland/jungle type Camo to match my previously painted AT-RT.

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AT RT jungle

 


Thundering Herd

Managed to get my hands on a Star wars Legion AT-ST  Pretty impressed by the kit. Detail is amazing. Here it is alongside the AT-AT and General Veers

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Rebel AT-RT dwarfed

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General Veers checking for a puncture


More shots from the table

Not many action shots, but a few taken just before Kick off, the idea of the game being to take the village before the opposing team did…………….Vader and two stormtroopers made it to the target building in centre of picture…..the remaining Stormtroopers went AWOL…Vader later dealt with their squad leaders.

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“Prepare your troops for a surface attack”

Some further battle shots taken with our recon drone cam (!)

More units deployed now that they have been painted up, Rebel units and rusty red speeder bikes  painted by Jez the headmaster. Luke and vader to come.

Other stormtroopers and winter AT-RT by my goodself.

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Rebel at rt a

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Just before the airstrike which brought down the Imperial Walker.

Speeder bikes guard the Flanks.