January 21, 2018 by wargamerchris
So this weekend provided a window to finalize painting of my new 25mm/ 28mm Star Wars Miniatures for the convention version of the Battle of Jedha. Since my first game a year ago, I’ve been looking for some additional figures for Guerrillas for Saw’s units (ambushing the imperial hover tank). A few weeks ago I ordered a set of figures from 1st Corps Sci Fi range – they come with masks and in some cases ponchos. I have to say, after painting them, that I was very pleased.
Upon reflection, I think these guys will make passable rebel commandos as well as guerrillas on Jedha- a Scarif game is likely someday, so these guys will have a while. They are also closer to 25mm than many of the heroic 28mm figures on the market, so very nice. Kudos to the gents at 1st Corps – definitely ordering more.
This last pic shows the carrying handle for the rifles on the guy on the left. I chopped these off where I could – my son insisted that the rifles look more ‘Star Wars’ without.
The second group of figures I was thrilled by were some 3d prints that my oldest picked out. These designs were selected from Thingiverse (free) and then printed at the local library graphic printshop. I have to say I was completely stunned – all credit to my son, I never knew they existed until he told me about it all.
These are a number of shots of about the 1st half of the figures that he has brought home so far:
I also was able to paint up one of my Imperial Assault AT-ST’s – they really are nicely done and I need one as part of the escalation table for the Imperial players:
On the right is the Hover Tank introduced in Rogue One – recently appearing in Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels. The is 3D print design recently released for users to try – I think it looks great and replaces a number of improvised tanks I used last year. The print was rough, but with some additional weathering and the Kyber crystal container on the back, it will do nicely:
Eventually this week the commander will be added – he’s a slightly modified Dewback rider from Imperial Assault. Anyone with ideas for the Tank Commander trooper/ helmet type I can add instead.
(You can see the stand-in tank in the picture here – just outside the bunker in the center of the shot)
I was also able to paint up the speeder I printed:
I finally painted up four of the vintage Star Wars RPG figures – these guys are definitively 28mm, so somewhat taller than most of the collection:
I also painted a squad of Corellian security troops – I think these are GZG minis – but they came from various convention flea markets, so I’m open to correction:
I have a lot of WEG rebel infantry in the familiar Tantive IV corellian uniforms – but these guys will allow me a squad with some variety.
See my other post for our version of Casian, Jyn Urso, and two-tubes (Saw’s lieutenant). I’m getting upbeat about the game this coming weekend.