Friday, 12 August 2016

Rebels for the Rebellion

Pushing again on the Imperial Assault front. After so many Imperial stuff, I think it was time for the Rebels at last!
The minis are sweet, nicely designed and sculpted. In fact I decided not to put any additional work on them. I have sometimes gone to the point of not only converting generic, identical troopers, so I don't have two minis the same, but even to the paroxysm of retouching singular characters, so I get unique minis. Though I got the temptation, I thought I wouldn't really improve them or get any more interesting poses, they were more than good enough. So that makes it easier, just had to spill some paint on them.

They all are characters specifically created for the game, let me introduce them:

Gideon Argus, Valiant Commander. That's what the character sheet says
 Totally in the aesthetics of the original movies. The coat, I believe, is what gives him the touch.

Jyn Odan, Smuggler
Quite an unusual pose, I love it. Absolutely unsatisfied with my brushwork, she'll most probably need some additional work.

Gaarkhan, Fierce Warrior. Don't you say.
Not much to say, this woauldn't be the same without a Wookie.

Mak Eshka'rey. Bold Renegade
In my opinion, this mini gets away from the 70's aesthetics I talked about before with the first mini. It moves towards a more modern-like vibe.

Diala Passil. Haunted Exile. Vader's still trying to contact her though Facebook
Quite dynamic. I reposed her waist a little to reenforce that feeling.

Fenn Signis. The Veteran. That's it, the veteran
When painting the mini I couldn't stop thinking that the only real distinctive element in the mini is the helmet. I mean... If one was prone to, let's say, build a Rebel army, would only need modern troopers (Empress? Eureka? Hasslefree?) and little greenstuff work on the helmet. Ahem...

The other day, FourEyedMonster (seriously, why aren't you following his blog?) asked about the scale of the minis. Well, I've taken this pic:

I raised the minis to level them up with the slotta bases
So in the 28-30 mm. range. Hardly compatible with the old West End minis, but manageable with the bendy plastic Wizards of the Coast ones. The OOP KnightModels range was sweet, but good luck finding reasonable prices nowadays.

I have a little bit of each, so I think I can also take some comparison shots. But that's it for today. More stuff coming soon.

12 comments:

  1. Nice job Suber, Diala is the stand-out for me mate, but they're all pretty groovy - a fine selection of rebel scum!

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    1. Thanks! Besides, with the release of the new Rogue One trailer today, I'm in total Rebel mood!

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  2. Beautiful work!
    You are quite right that if you're able to do some simple sculpting, it would be pretty easy to kit-bash some rebel troopers by imitating their distinctive helmets. I don't have the talent with greenstuff to do that... but you do!

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    1. Well, for now that's only a silly ramble because you know, if I'd ever do that, for sure I'd need more Stormtroopers.
      Not that I've been lurking into the Imperial Assault expansion pack, eBay for the Knightmodels ones or the WoTC minis. No. Not at all. You know. :P

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  3. Great work!Imperial Assault have some good minis,

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    1. Thanks! Right, the minis are sweet, I regret not putting some more work on these, I find them lovely.

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  4. Scale is more than OK and the painting is cool, perfect characters for me !

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    1. Thanks, pal! I'm looking forward to a game!

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    1. Thanks! The minis are so great! Really enjoyable!

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  6. Excellent work Suber. You're doing wonders with such small board game pieces. I really want that Imperial Assault baordgame so much ... but I must resist for now. Again, nice work!!!

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    1. Haha, make some arrangements into your budget planification, you won't regret :D
      Thank you so much!

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