Unboxing Star Wars Legion – Leia Organa

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//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=USToday I got to crack open the Leia Organa box for the Star Wars Legion miniatures game by Fantasy Flight Games and take a look at the contents.

Watch the Full Review here!

What a great little kit!

I’m not familiar with the game, but I do know minis, and I know that our favorite sci-fi princess getting into the action on the tabletop is something I’ve waited a long time for!

Let’s dive into the assembled figure!

Leia Organa comes in three parts:

  • Head/torso/legs
  • Open left hand
  • Right hand gripping blaster pistol

The mold lines were really nicely hidden by the trim on the trousers and the side of the boots.

The only really noticeable mold lines are those on the inside of the trousers and the ones at the outside of the boots. Shave those down with the back end of your hobby knife and you’ll be good to go!

You may also remember in the video that my blaster tip was aiming up, warped just a tiny bit.

After a little dip in some hot water, I was able to bend the tip of the blaster pistol into a straight line. Awesome!

It’s a fun little pose, but I wish she looked more like a leader, and less like a frontline fighter.

Like I mention in my video review, the pose on the box cover looks a lot cooler than the one they ended up with, but it’s still Leia, so I can’t really complain haha!

For her points and the abilities she brings to the table, I really think Leia Organa is a worthy and maybe even essential addition to a Rebel Commander looking to make the most of the fighters on the table. Check her out!

Thanks for reading, everyone!

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Warboss Skillbuilder – Painting Flesh

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What up, Playahs!

Here’s a quick rundown of how I painted the flesh on my Intimacy Survivors, and how you can take your flesh painting to the next level!

And now, the skinny on this skin!

This technique uses non-Citadel paints, which you can get at most hobby stores.

The main two things to remember are: thin your paints, and paint in layers. Lots of layers!

First, let’s consider the Male Intimacy Survivor!

Here are the paints I used:

  • Rose Brown
  • Basic Skintone
  • Medium Fleshtone

Starting with the Rose Brown, you just build the colors up, adding in the lighter colors with each successive layer.

You don’t need to shade or wash the skin with anything, AS LONG AS you keep you skin colors thinned and paint in layers.

The great areas to work your highlights into are the abs, the knees, and the leg muscles.

These areas are perfect to build the colors subtly and practice your blending.

Starting with the Male Intimacy Survivor will allow you to practice before getting to the real prize:

The Female Intimacy Survivor

  • Medium Flesh Tone
  • Basic Skin Tone
  • Sunny Skin Tone
  • Light Flesh Tone

The goal with her is to remember that she’ll be lighter in color than the Male. We want her to appear softer and smoother, and her skin being lighter will help very much.

The main areas to focus the blending on are the exposed right leg, and the torso.

Go slow, layer the colors up lighter and lighter, and keep each layer thin, so as not to make the paint lumpy or gloopy on the miniature.

Any Kingdom Death miniature, especially the pinups, are perfect canvases to practice your skin blending techniques.

Best of luck if you decide to tackle these amazing miniatures!

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Space Marines Primaris Chaplain – Showcase

Here is my Showcase and retrospective of my experience painting the Space Marines Primaris Chaplain!

Here’s just about everything you’ll need to get this bad boy painted!

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//z-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/onejs?MarketPlace=USThe first thing to note is that using a black matte primer (vs. a gloss, never use a gloss primer!!!) was all the difference! It does almost all of the work in prepping the model and leaves you free to focus on picking out the details in different colors.

I decided to hand paint the parchment script, rather than use the Micron pen that I usually have for such a task. It proved to be a fun challenge, keeping the lines straight, and I would suggest that if you are a newer painter or just not comfortable painting small squiggly lines of script, to use a Micron .005 black pen, it will really save you a lot of time and headache!

As for the rest of the mini, here are the colors I used:

Rakarth Flesh – Bone Mask, Ribcage, Parchment Bits and Robe Lining

Leadbelcher – Bolter Bits, Crozius, Chain, Neck Coils, Belt Buckle, Backpack Vents

Retributor Armor – Spikey Bit around the Crozius, Kneepad Skull, Iron Halo, Chest Logo, Hanging Totems, Shoulder Pad Rims, Skull Shaped Buttons on Robe

Screamer Pink – Crozius Handle

Khorne Red – Pistol Casing, Eye Lenses, Purity Seals, Book Cover

Mournfang Brown – Belt and Pouches

Wash it all with Nuln Oil and re-highlight with base colors.

Highlight the black areas with Eshin Grey, Dawnstone, and Administratum Grey.

One of the easier models to base because of the predominant black areas, so you can really go to town on the highlights and blending.

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