The tanks and ground vehicles of Star Wars Legion

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rbeach84

Sr Member
Actually, I believe the rocket of the shoulder fired missile does not cause any reaction on the tube, unlike a gun with a sealed breech. All of the reaction is between the missile and the air if the tube is open at the rear as is typical... so no 'push' on the trooper or the speeder.
Regards, Robert
 

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Analyzer

Sr Member
Started painting on the AT-RT. I see some mold lines i missed that need to be cleaned up

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Also got a start on some of the figures. Base is about the size of a quarter
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Analyzer

Sr Member
begun, the clone wars has...

Got the base down, now on to weathering. I did a little bit of scraping and chipping along the edges

Base coat is an airbrushed mix of Tamiya Flat White and Deck Tan

Red and Yellow markings brush painted with P3 Skorne Red over a coat of P3 Bloodstone and P3 Yellow over a layer of P3 Moldy Ochre

The hazard stripes were kind of quickly thrown in last minute and I want to clean them up and make them more uniform. It was mostly to see how they looked


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Analyzer

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Mostly done with weathering on the top and main body. Still have some areas in the back as well as the missile bay covers and gunner station to refine.
I am not set on a pose for it so for now everything is just flopped down. I like the poseability of it adn might just make an insert/wedge I can stick under it to keep the side pods at various angles

But for now it is looking pretty menacing. Love the design of it...
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Also did some touch-ups to tone down the panel lines and added basing material for the Barc Speeder

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Analyzer

Sr Member
Added the decals for the emblems, plus used some of the markings from the Bandai 1/72 Rogue One X-Wing set. Also added a little bit of weathering and touch-ups in areas.
Plus trying out a few different lighting conditions to see which works best
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I think I prefer it without the missiles sticking out
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Also, might go with a display where it is kind of shimmying to the side
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Analyzer

Sr Member
Also got some better pictures of the Speeder Bike

I added the braking cables nd steering bits that were missing as well as scratch more in scale front vanes and rear flaps

Seeing these, there are some areas om his armor I will have to touch up where I got some black paint outside the lines. I also need to dust :lol:

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Analyzer

Sr Member
Ok, cool that might actually work. Is the Scout Trooper separate because for what I was going to do, I need just the bike floating.

Yes, Scout Troopers are separate parts from the bike. except for the handle bars. They are molded as one piece with the arms, but you can cut them off and replace the handles with some plastic rods
 

Sluis Van Shipyards

Legendary Member
Yes, Scout Troopers are separate parts from the bike. except for the handle bars. They are molded as one piece with the arms, but you can cut them off and replace the handles with some plastic rods

Thanks, those might work perfectly then! So I need those and the fighter tank. Then looking at the website, I'm going to need more money because they have some cool stuff!
 

Inquisitor Peregrinus

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This game is going to bankrupt me for 1:48 stuff. *lol* I'm a first-gen Warhammer 40K player, when, while everyone had miniatures, the game started out as a gamemaster-run skirmish game, with the player's character and entourage running up against the GM's forces, toward an objective. They've gotten back to that from time to time, with Space Hulk, Inquisitor, and whatever the current one is called.

So my approach with Legion is similar. I'm putting together small units -- Rebel, Imperial, and fringer -- with the intention of them being the opposition for whatever the person/people I'm playing with are working toward. And vice versa. I have a Shadow Scout and Force Recon Scout Trooper Sniper backing up my self-insert Royal Guard character, with a few other specialist troops. I have a bunch of bits that are gradually getting turned into some custom Mandalorians. I have layouts for scenery that has only marginally been begun. And I have vehicles... *sigh*

I didn't like the Legion AT-ST, so I got the Bandai one -- but also have the 3D-printing file for the ESB cockpit base, and the old Kenner AT-ST head and feet, since the side weapon mounts and feet are proportionally bigger on the ESB version than the ROTJ, and, since Kenner's vehicles were habitually underscaled, their AT-ST is about half the 1:18 of the figures, since it can only seat one, making it about 1:36, so those should be nicely oversized for a 1:48 walker... I'll have to lengthen the legs and finesse the other details.

I have an old MPC TIE Interceptor that's been upgraded with Paragrafix's photoetch detail bits for the later FineMolds 1:48 TIE Fighter, since the original kit was okay in general shape, but horrid in its details (no engines and the interior is laughable). the MPC Interceptor was box scale, the later amt TIE Fighter and the later still FineMolds one were both ostensibly 1:48... but with outdated/incorrect info on the size of the "real" craft, so they ended up underscaled. All are, conveniently, about 1:50/1:51. Which is definitely close enough for my purposes, here. I have a request out to Mel of MelMiniatures on Shapeways to upscale his Royal Guard TIE Interceptor winglets to 1:51. If you haven't seen his stuff, it's worth a peek if you play X-Wing, Armada, Legion, or Imperial Assault.

And now I'm frustrated there's no good option for Rebel craft. No 1:48 Y-Wing that isn't a horridly expensive and impossible to find garage kit. No 1:48 X-Wing that doesn't have lights and sounds and motors I don't want -- and is out of production and thus even more expensive.

But I'm planning setpieces like Imperial installations, landing pads, Rebel staging camps, and such like. I'm even turning my "what should have been" Millennium Falcon deckplans into a 1:48 3D Space Hulk style scenery piece for a cat-and-mouse type game -- the rooms are covered, so the player(s) don't know what's in them, there's something stalking them through the ring corridor and they have to evade or ambush... That sort of thing. If we had better deckplans for the Corellian corvette, I'd definitely Space Hulk one of those. And between Rebels and The Mandalorian, I'm hoping we can get a good layout of the Gozanti class, as well...
 

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Analyzer

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This game is going to bankrupt me for 1:48 stuff. *lol* I'm a first-gen Warhammer 40K player, when, while everyone had miniatures, the game started out as a gamemaster-run skirmish game, with the player's character and entourage running up against the GM's forces, toward an objective. They've gotten back to that from time to time, with Space Hulk, Inquisitor, and whatever the current one is called.

So my approach with Legion is similar. I'm putting together small units -- Rebel, Imperial, and fringer -- with the intention of them being the opposition for whatever the person/people I'm playing with are working toward. And vice versa. I have a Shadow Scout and Force Recon Scout Trooper Sniper backing up my self-insert Royal Guard character, with a few other specialist troops. I have a bunch of bits that are gradually getting turned into some custom Mandalorians. I have layouts for scenery that has only marginally been begun. And I have vehicles... *sigh*

I didn't like the Legion AT-ST, so I got the Bandai one -- but also have the 3D-printing file for the ESB cockpit base, and the old Kenner AT-ST head and feet, since the side weapon mounts and feet are proportionally bigger on the ESB version than the ROTJ, and, since Kenner's vehicles were habitually underscaled, their AT-ST is about half the 1:18 of the figures, since it can only seat one, making it about 1:36, so those should be nicely oversized for a 1:48 walker... I'll have to lengthen the legs and finesse the other details.

I have an old MPC TIE Interceptor that's been upgraded with Paragrafix's photoetch detail bits for the later FineMolds 1:48 TIE Fighter, since the original kit was okay in general shape, but horrid in its details (no engines and the interior is laughable). the MPC Interceptor was box scale, the later amt TIE Fighter and the later still FineMolds one were both ostensibly 1:48... but with outdated/incorrect info on the size of the "real" craft, so they ended up underscaled. All are, conveniently, about 1:50/1:51. Which is definitely close enough for my purposes, here. I have a request out to Mel of MelMiniatures on Shapeways to upscale his Royal Guard TIE Interceptor winglets to 1:51. If you haven't seen his stuff, it's worth a peek if you play X-Wing, Armada, Legion, or Imperial Assault.

And now I'm frustrated there's no good option for Rebel craft. No 1:48 Y-Wing that isn't a horridly expensive and impossible to find garage kit. No 1:48 X-Wing that doesn't have lights and sounds and motors I don't want -- and is out of production and thus even more expensive.

But I'm planning setpieces like Imperial installations, landing pads, Rebel staging camps, and such like. I'm even turning my "what should have been" Millennium Falcon deckplans into a 1:48 3D Space Hulk style scenery piece for a cat-and-mouse type game -- the rooms are covered, so the player(s) don't know what's in them, there's something stalking them through the ring corridor and they have to evade or ambush... That sort of thing. If we had better deckplans for the Corellian corvette, I'd definitely Space Hulk one of those. And between Rebels and The Mandalorian, I'm hoping we can get a good layout of the Gozanti class, as well...

Same here. I have been collecting them all as both models as well as having a way to play the game once things open up and our local gaming store gets back on track with open gaming.

As far as the X-Wing, don't forget about the MPC X-Wing. I think that it is close enough to use as well, just on the other side if size compared to the Fine Molds or Bandai 1/48 ( I think technically the Bandai 1/48 is a hair on the small for true 1/48 anyway?)

At any rate, here are a bunch of options for pairing with the Legion stuff

The MPC X-Wing


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The Bandai 1/48 X-Wing (or Fine Molds which I did not bother taking picks for since it is basically the same size as the Bandai)

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The MPC/AMT/ERTL Tie Fighter from the twin pack set

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The Revell Tie Fighter It is important to note, this is the large version of the "Easy kit", not what is sometimes referred to as the "pocket kit" or even also confusingly an Level 3 kit as well. The smaller one is closer in size to the Bandai 1/72 kit
This is NOT the Revell reissue of the Fine Molds 1/48 tie

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The Revell Darth Vader Tie Fighter. Again this is the large version, they also produce a smaller kit version. This one is almost as big as the old MPC one
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The MPC/ERTL/AMT Tie Advanced

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The MPC/ERTL/AMT A-Wing

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The Hasbro U-Wing

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Inquisitor Peregrinus

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I didn't realize the U-Wing was so close to 1:48. Gonna have to redo the interior. *lol* That'll make for a good objective. "Gotta get out and the Empire's trying to stop you."

The MPC A-Wing works if you're in the "giant pilot that can't fit in the actual ship" camp of the fighter's scale. That's an argument I'm not gonna get into here. ;)

Looks like you did a hull swap with that Interceptor. I'm really hoping Round2 re-pop the amt TIE Fighter -- for hull swaps and for Fighters. I'd love to make a folded-wing landed version like Gideon's.

I'm also really hoping we get another option for a 1:48 X-Wing than the Bandai or FineMolds ones. From wherever. The MPC X-Wing is still pretty, but 1:43 is too far of a fudge for me.
 

Analyzer

Sr Member
I didn't realize the U-Wing was so close to 1:48. Gonna have to redo the interior. *lol* That'll make for a good objective. "Gotta get out and the Empire's trying to stop you."

The MPC A-Wing works if you're in the "giant pilot that can't fit in the actual ship" camp of the fighter's scale. That's an argument I'm not gonna get into here. ;)

Looks like you did a hull swap with that Interceptor. I'm really hoping Round2 re-pop the amt TIE Fighter -- for hull swaps and for Fighters. I'd love to make a folded-wing landed version like Gideon's.

I'm also really hoping we get another option for a 1:48 X-Wing than the Bandai or FineMolds ones. From wherever. The MPC X-Wing is still pretty, but 1:43 is too far of a fudge for me.

The Inteceptor is the stock kit. I just scribed the panels lines since it had none, plus added the missing details at the top and sides of the cockpit and the guns. It would have been much easier to simply swap out he ball from the Twin Tie pack, but those got kind of scarce.
 

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