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Tarkin, Krennic, Imperial Specialists and Death Troopers

28 May
Tarkin, Krennic, Imperial Specialists and Death Troopers

As you might have noticed, I am quite keen on Star Wars: Legion these days. So I continued to complete my collection.

Up first is Grand Moff Tarkin. The model is by Alternative Gaming Miniatures. So far he has. I stats in the game (although I hope we will see them one day), but Infound the mini too nice not to paint it.

Up next is Director Krennic. It is really nice to see that the character minis for the game are getting better. In the past I have often said that their Han Solo looks more like Nathan Fillion in Firefly and that General Veers looks like Gordon Ramsey, but this one looks the real deal and as a result was a real joy to paint.

Up next are the Imperial Specialists, namely the Officers. The one on top is by Alternative Gaming Miniatures, the lower by Fantasy Flight Games. The FFG offering is quite boring, so the AGM version will be a good substitute. I know that technically their uniforms should be black for Stormtrooper NCOs and officers, but I wanted some other colours on the table in addition to black and white, so they got the green-grey of the Imperial Army.

The two droids above are not the ones you are looking for. No honestly, the one on the left is the medical droid. Since there is no sample in the movies, I let myself be inspired by the interrogation droid in Episode IV, although I went for a metallic finish. The Astrodroid on the right was partially inspired by the R5 droids that can be seen in some of the scenic shots in both Episodes IV and VI.

The communications officer above is a bit bleak , frankly there is not much you can do to lighten him up with his dark uniform and equipment.

And last are the Death Troopers. I loved their sinister appearance in Rogue One and simply had to have squad or three 😗 of them.

They gave me some headaches. At first glance they appear to be wearing black body armour, but giving them a closer look, especially on still photographs, it becomes clear that it rather seems to be a grey or dark metal looks under numerous coats of black tinted varnish. So primed these in Panzer Grey, gave them a top down spray of Burnt Iron and followed this up with a coat of Black Ink. Personally Infeel it looks quite good. Unlike the communications Troopers they allowed for some more contrast with the green lights on their helmets.

Last is the group shot. I have to say, I am happy with them. Especially taking into account that they were about a weeks work (one Sunday and five evenings).

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8 Comments

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Empire, Sci-Fi, Star Wars Legion

 

8 responses to “Tarkin, Krennic, Imperial Specialists and Death Troopers

  1. lostpictold

    May 28, 2019 at 22:34

    Very nice and very timely. I am doing the same minis at present..

     
    • Burkhard

      May 29, 2019 at 05:45

      Thank you. Hope you enjoy them, especially Krennic and the Death Troopers are very nice minis to paint.

       
  2. ccm2361

    May 28, 2019 at 23:14

    Well done!

     
  3. Azazel

    May 29, 2019 at 06:01

    Really nice work all around. Good note on the Death Troopers as well I’ll remember that when I get to doing my own models. 👍

     
    • Burkhard

      May 29, 2019 at 21:41

      Thanks a lot.

      I found a prop photo, which gives quite a good idea of the colours before the editing for the big screen. Unfortunately I cannot post it in the comments here. Will send you an eMail with it.

       
      • Azazel

        May 30, 2019 at 04:00

        Thanks! Received it this morning/overnight. Looks like the 501st hard at work once again! 🙂

         

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