There might be less Rebel miniatures than Imperial ones in your box of Star Wars: Rebellion, but if you want to do a good job painting them, you’ll probably invest more hours on the good guys. The reason being is the Rebels aren’t as uniform as the Imperials (Imps are mostly boring grey). The Rebels have more variation in their colour scheme, and if you want to be thematic, then the Rebels have to look a little beat up too. Damage, grime, wear and tear are the hallmarks for Rebel stuff.
The original trilogy had George Lucas’ innovative vision of “used technology.” Let’s not forget that no one had ever done that before in a sci-fi setting. The Rebels are kings of “used tech” and why I think they look the coolest but also take longer to paint. Continue reading Star Wars Rebellion: Painting the Rebels→
Just over a week ago I sat down with our Armada National Champion Kristjan to play a game of Rebellion, using my fully painted set. Kristjan wanted to play the Imperials – no surprise there as he loves running Imps in Armada. He also has a tendency to goose step and shout orders when under stress, so that might explain his Imperial love affair. I was more than happy to play the Rebels since, like a normal person, they were the side I rooted for in the movies.
Painting the Imperials is both easy and difficult. It’s easy because there’s a lot of grey and uniformity on their side. When you get your grey colour scheme down and a good approach to painting a single miniature, the rest of them fall in line nicely. On the flip side, the Imperials can be a mental drain as they have a horde of figures to paint. I hope you like Stormtroopers, because there are 30 of those little buggers in the box! Same goes for TIEs, 24 of them, with each wing needing TLC paint on the inside and outside. It gets tedious, but the end result is worth it. Continue reading Star Wars Rebellion: Painting the Imperials→