Monday, 16 February 2015

Father and Son

These are from the 'Star Wars; Imperial Assault' board game. First up, Father. Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Sith.

The son; Luke Skywalker, farm boy.

The figures which come with the game are quite nicely detailed, and are what I would call heroic scale 32mm.  I have not gone to town on them, really just painted them as a bit of fun to use in the game. The painting is a bit heavy handed and I was not too over zealous when cleaning them up either. The bases will be left black.

Actually have not played the game yet, had a quick read of the rules but reviews are very favourable so looking forward to jumping in blasting away at the minions of the Empire or the rebel scum!

Speaking of minions. Also completed this icon of the Empire.

An Imperial Stormtrooper.

I was going to add weathering to the armour but decided against it. Partly to save time and partly because I thought I would leave them in the pure white armour so associated with the original, first and best trilogy (unless you were stationed on Tatooine!). In fact I've just used Foundry's Artic Grey triad using the base greys to give shadow and contrast.

I will do more of these on and off. Must admit I quite enjoyed painting these models.

May the Force be with you......

Thats it for now more to follow.......


  1. Superb, I've been tempted by this but haven't got round to it yet. I see you dived into the Conan Kickstarter too, I couldn't resist either!

    1. Thank you Michael. If the Conan KS delivers the goods, ie the figures are as good as the masters then I will take more time with them. But the game itself promises to be a winner.

  2. Very nice Star Wars painting. cheers

  3. Great looking minis for this legendary saga, love Luke, great pose and great paint job...

  4. Thank you Phil. Yes it is a classic pose for Luke and a joy to paint.

  5. Luke's colors are awesome. The three are great. I can't wait to see more.

    I will have to live vicariously through your posts, till I can save enough lunch money up and sneak that big box into my toy army man room.

    1. Thank you Baconfat. I have used the Foundry triad colours on Luke and happy with the result. It will be a slow process painting these, since I intend to paint the figures as A break for my main project. But as put before they are fun to paint.