Thursday, April 2, 2020
Star Wars: Legion - Han shot first!
I painted Han Solo for Star Wars Legion. The figure is sculpted as Han in Return of the Jedi.
The eyes are sculpted as mere slits. I did not bother painting eyeballs. The eyes have nice sculpting around them, what with the eyelids and all that. The pose is excellent. I like how Han torques into his shooting posture. Most other sculpts have his right leg forward as he fires with his right hand; a much simpler posture to sculpt. The newer Legion models going forward will be injection moulded plastic instead of soft plastic. I am looking forward to seeing what they can do.
Went with a more Star Wars (A New Hope) look for his pants, and painted his coat as more of a duster than a camouflage smock. Airbrushed zenithal highlights, acrylic washes, and artists’ oils to finish the face and for various blending and details.
Now I need to work on R2-D2 and C-3PO to finish off the first family of the original trilogy.
Imperials (aka Space Nazis) :
The current COVID-19 crisis has everyone hunkered down at home. Now that I have over 70 models for Star Wars Legion, I cannot have the Conscripts over to play! However, online vlogger Crabbok has come to the rescue. He has created an AI card system to allow you to play Legion solo!
I fully intend to play a few solo games, and post them to the Fawcett Avenue Conscripts blog. Stay tuned!