Star Wars Rebel Troopers

Rebel troopers, also known as Rebel soldiers or Alliance troopers, were the front-line soldiers of both the early rebel movement and later, the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Initially formed from loosely connected resistance cells, the leadership of Mon Mothma saw them become an impressively armed and trained galaxy-spanning infantry.

In the Star Wars Legion starter box you get fourteen Rebel models, with two each of seven variations. There are two offices, four with heavy weapons and eight “regular” troopers.

The models comprise two parts the body and the arms holding a weapon.

After constructing the Rebel Troopers I stuck them to their based and added some Citadel Sand to landscape the bases.

I then gave the models a white undercoat using Corax White spray.

The next stage will be a basecoat.

Star Wars Rebel Troopers with Heavy Weapons

Rebel troopers, also known as Rebel soldiers or Alliance troopers, were the front-line soldiers of both the early rebel movement and later, the Rebel Alliance against the Galactic Empire during the Galactic Civil War. Initially formed from loosely connected resistance cells, the leadership of Mon Mothma saw them become an impressively armed and trained galaxy-spanning infantry.

In the Star Wars Legion starter box you get fourteen Rebel models, with two each of seven variations. There are two offices, four with heavy weapons and eight “regular” troopers.

The two heavy weapons specialists carry a Z-6 rotary blaster cannon and an MPL-57 modified to fire ion torpedoes.

Having constructed the models, I based them and then using PVA glue used Citadel Sand to landscape the bases.

I then gave the models a white undercoat using Corax White spray.

The next step will be a basecoat.

Star Wars Rebel AT-RT

First introduced by the Republic during the Clone War, the All Terrain Reconnaissance Transport, or AT-RT, has since been co-opted by the Rebel Alliance to aid their war against the Empire.

In the Star Wars Legion starter box  as well as the fourteen Rebel models there is also a Rebel AT-RT.

The model comes with optional weapons and was easily constructed. I added Citadel Sand to the base.

I then gave the model a white undercoat using Corax White spray.

Another view.

Messerschmitt Me 262

This Messerschmitt Me 262 was on display at RAF Cosford.

The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the world’s first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. Design work started before World War II began, but problems with engines, metallurgy and top-level interference kept the aircraft from operational status with the Luftwaffe until mid-1944.

The Me 262 was faster and more heavily armed than any Allied fighter, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor.

The Me262 was the only jet fighter to see air-to-air combat in World War Two and its appearance was a great shock to the Allies. It was a significantly more advanced design than its British contemporary and many of its aerodynamic secrets were eagerly incorporated in later post-war combat aircraft.

Landscaping the Titan bases

I have been browsing the web, Instagram and Twitter looking at how people have been basing their Adeptus Titanicus titans. I was a little surprised by how many people were using Epic models and scenery. The new Adeptus Titanicus is a different scale to the original Adeptus Titanicus (and Epic) with a figure scale of roughly 8mm compared to the 6mm of Epic. In other words a third larger!

However I knew I had a box of old Epic 40000 ruins sprues somewhere in the garage and went to hunt them down. I was a little surprised by how many of them I had in the box. 

So I took some of the ruins and affixed them to the bases that came with the titans, focusing initially on the Warlord Titan and the Reaver Titan (as I had constructed their legs so had an idea of where I could put the scenic items. I also used some plasticard strip, as well as a few spare parts I had from one of my Ork Aeronautica Imperialis model kits.

Having done that I added some slate rubble from an old Warhammer 40 Urban Basing Kit. This I left to dry before then finishing off the base with some Citadel Sand.

This is the Warlord Titan base.

I then gave the base a white undercoat.

With some Warlord Battle  Titan legs.

I did a similar thing for the Reaver. Continue reading “Landscaping the Titan bases”

Luke Skywalker

Luke Skywalker was a Tatooine farmboy who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the greatest Jedi the galaxy has ever known. Along with his friends Princess Leia and Han Solo, Luke battled the evil Empire, discovered the truth of his parentage, and ended the tyranny of the Sith.

A model of Luke Skywalker is included in the Star Wars Legion starter box.

The model comprises two parts.

One of the problems with the plastic material is that the light sabre bends…

I glued the model together and then affixed him to the base. I then used Citadel Sand to cover the base.

The model was then given a white undercoat.

Now onto the basecoat.

Gloster Meteor F8 Prone Position

This Gloster Meteor F8 Prone Position was on display at RAF Cosford.

A much modified Meteor F8 fighter, the ‘prone position’ Meteor, was used to evaluate the advantages of coping with the effects of gravity while flying lying down. In practice the difficulties of operating the controls of the aircraft outweighed the advantages.

Warfare 2021

For the first time in ages I went to Warfare in Reading (well Ascot Racecourse).

I am pretty sure the last time I went in 2015, it was at the Rivermead Leisure Centre in Reading.

There was plenty of tournament activity and I saw some excellent Adeptus Titanicus painted titans. Either very inspiring or will really put me off painting mine!

There wasn’t as many demonstration or participation games as I thought there might be, some looked great though.

There were lots of trade stands, and is one of the reasons many people go and I did have some ideas of what I was going to buy. Though in the end I didn’t buy anything, not that I wasn’t tempted. I was quite taken by the MDF terrain from Blotz. However I still have quite a bit of MDF terrain on my workbench, so I want to get that finished before I buy any more.

I didn’t take as many photographs as I thought I would, but will post them (now and again) over the next few weeks to the blog.