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  • Writer's pictureBlaxkleric

Will Somebody Get This Big Walking Carpet Out Of My Way?"

These four 47mm tall hard plastic miniatures of Wookie Warriors are produced by “Fantasy Flight Games” and can be found inside the company's four-figure strong "Wookie Warriors" Expansion Box for "Star Wars: Legion". "Easily assembled" this quartet show the Kashyyyk Killers "charging into the fray, brandishing their Ryyk Blades" and consists of a Bowcaster Wookie, a Wookie Warrior Leader and two Wookie Warriors.

As with my previously painted Chewbacca miniature, each figure was originally undercoated with "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna, shaded with "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade, and dry-brushed with both (more) "Vallejo" Heavy Sienna and (lighter) Heavy Brown. I then applied a combination of "Citadel" Doombull Brown and "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade to any waist-bags, straps or ammunition pockets on the miniatures.

Having decided to simply pigment all of their bandoleer in "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey, I also used this metallic acrylic paint to 'pick out' their firearms (whether holstered or not) and their shoulder-armour. All of these areas were subsequently washed with some "Citadel" Nuln Oil, before being 'highlighted' with more "Vallejo" Gunmetal Grey. In addition, I shaded the shoulder-pads and the Wookie Warrior Leader's arm-shield with a splash of "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade to help separate it from the plain dull 'steel' look of their weaponry.

As a final step, I painted the Wookies' infamous blades with "Citadel" Ironbreaker and Nuln Oil, and later dry-brushed their edges with a spot more Ironbreaker. I also dabbed a spot of either "Vallejo" Heavy Brown or Gold over the furry aliens' hair braids and gave them a quick wash of "The Army Painter" Strong Tone Quickshade for good measure.

Sticking with "Star Wars: Legion" I have made some additional progress on a number of Imperial miniatures from the range, as well as started 'boxing off' the different areas on my Leia Organa Commander Expansion figure. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the model which has especially caught my attention is that of the Emperor Palpatine, and I've been gratefully following the advice of Dave Stone ("The Game Cupboard") so as to capture Darth Sidious' unhealthy facial pallor.

Due to the straightforward nature of pigmenting "the Sith master of Darth Vader", I have simultaneously been working on his four Imperial Royal Guards and seven Scout Troopers. The former chancellor's crimson robed personal bodyguards actually took a bit more preparation work than I anticipated, owing to some of their parts proving to be slightly ill-fitting, and as a result I have had to apply a little 'grey-stuff' to the odd join before priming them "Vallejo" Heavy Red...

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