Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Star Wars: Legion - "Boba Fett? Boba Fett?! WHERE??"
First look at Boba Fett, another (nominally) 1/47 scale figure for Star Wars: Legion.
After priming with trusty Chaos Black, with an airbrush I laid in zenithal highlights and spotlighting, then used thin layers of acrylics and followed up with oils for blending and details like the battle damage on Fett's armour and backpack. Sealed with Tamiya TS-79 semi-gloss clear coat, for protection while handling during a game.
Following up a conversation with ThomasH, I went with a The Empire Strikes Back paint scheme. The figure casting itself has some Return of the Jedi elements, like the waist pouches and the blaster’s barrel sleeve. I think the ESB scheme has a slightly more military look.
My rendering of the tally marks on the helmet bugs me a little, but all the on-set photos and costume references I viewed show them to be really roughly painted on.
I have some preliminary army lists and plans for the fourth game in the narrative campaign I am solo play-testing. This fourth game will involve Boba Fett as an Operative for the Imperial side, hunting for Han and Chewie on a Scarif-like beach table.
Below is a teaser for the third solo game I will write a battle report about. The downed Imperial walker and crashed star fighters are painted 3D prints from Legion Terrain. I cannot say enough about the quality of their products. The AT-AT, especially, is quite striking. The red and blue mouse-pad-like sidebars (table runners), to help keep track of the plethora of cards, are from The Fifth Trooper. The 3D printed token holder is from The Methodical Geek.