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"My Lord, I've Reached The Main Power Generators."

"The shield will be down in moments, you may start your landing."

This 36mm tall hard plastic miniature of Maximilian Veers is produced by “Fantasy Flight Games” and can be found inside the company's "General Veers Commander Expansion" for "Star Wars: Legion". "Famous for his leadership at the assault on Hoth", the Galactic Empire's Imperial Army Major General was played by actor Julian Glover and made his first appearance in Irvin Kershner's 1980 American epic space opera film "The Empire Strikes Back".

The "ruthless and aggressive officer who enjoyed wreaking havoc with the destructive Imperial ground forces" was initially primed with two coats of "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey, shaded with "Citadel" Nuln Oil, and dry-brushed with (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Bluegrey. The "expert in ground combat" then had some "Vallejo" Black applied to his boots, gloves, holster, firearm and googles. Both the General's hand-garments and E-11 Blaster Rifle were subsequently roughly highlighted with Heavy Charcoal, but only the gloves were shaded using "Citadel" Nuln Oil.

"Toon Realms" WIPs - Sir Bones has been primed, shaded, dry-brushed and had his base-layers applied

Originally, Veers' armour and helmet were pigmented using a combination of "Vallejo" Dark Grey and "Citadel" Nuln Oil. However, once dry, I felt the mix looked much too dark and hardly made the commander of "Death Squadron's ground troops" stand out upon the battlefield. Having resultantly done some additional research though I found several photographs of Maximilian wearing an 'Imperial Green' chest plate, so decided to re-paint the figure with "Vallejo" Heavy Grey and a significant splash of "Citadel" Biel-Tan Green.

As some final touches I 'picked out' the General's rank buttons with some dots of "Vallejo" Heavy Red and Heavy Blue", then appropriately washed them with "Citadel" Carroburg Crimson and Drakenhof Nightshade. Plus, applied a line of "Citadel" Ironbreaker around the cunning tactician's googles and slightly muted its shininess with a dash of Nuln Oil...

Lord Rascal's Skeleton Warriors WIPs - The Undead soldiers are slowly having all their detail 'picked-out'

Satisfied by finishing a model which has rather embarrassingly been sat upon my table partially-painted since "Fantasy Flight Games" first released it, I have knuckled down so as to progress some more of my recent purchases from "Lucid Eye Publications" for the Ninth Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. I plan to have Sir Bones lead my ever-growing number of Lord Rascal's Skeleton Swordsmen for "Dragon Rampant" by "Osprey Publishing", so decided upon a somewhat regal-coloured palette for the Undead knight.

In addition, I have been slowly persevering with four of Lord Rascal's Skeleton Warriors too. I've decided to stick to precisely the same mixture of "Vallejo" paints for their shields as I have previously used on the Necromancer's sword-carrying corpses, and intend to expand the unit in order for it to fully utilise the special rule "Wall of Spears"; where their Armour increases by 1 point against Attacks (but not Shooting).

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