Saturday, 25 April 2015

WEG Star Wars - Leia & IC-UP Imperial Droid


Yesterday I had a chance to paint up a couple of WEG figures, these just happens to be a couple of bonus figures I received in a trade and as such were the first to get honoured with a paint job.

First up is Leia on Bespin and  Imperial Droid IC-UP





I tried to go for a somewhat close paint job for both as they are shown at that point in the films as I no doubt have to paint a few versions of each of the main cast keeping them accurate to each location will help me from getting too much of the same.

Not too happy with Leia at first as I went too dark with the skin and so she had a quick skin repaint

 I also made up my mind to use a Universal/Uniformed base scheme rather then bases themes to match where they are located in the films. That way they will look right when gamed with in my alternative/unexplored settings


For those which don't know these are truescale 25mm so closer to 20-22mm, so below is scale shot.


In order left to right:

Ral Partha truescale 25mm
Citadel Dark Future 20mm (Though closer to 22mm)
WEG Leia
WEG Imperial Droid
Foundry 28mm Fishman

Thanks for looking, btw I'm still hunting for various ones (I now have over 60 but you can never have too many eh?) so have alook if you have any spare for little Ol Chico eh?

10 comments:

  1. Terrific job Chico. Great looking models and many thanks for the scale comparison :-)

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  2. They look great!!
    I wish I had some of these SW miniatures :\

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    1. Can still buy them on eBay or in trade forums mate :)

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  3. Nice. I mail ordered a load of these from some shop in Portsmouth just before they went out of stock (over 10 years ago). The most famous characters were already gone, but I stocked up on stormtroopers etc. They mix well with Ground Zero Games range (in both scale and style), so those would be a good source of proxies to pad out what you have.

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    1. Thats cool, I'm still after a load of Rebels so was going to proxy GZG and Denizen if I couldn't find the WEG ones. If you have any spare and fancy a trade? :)

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  4. They are nice indeed. That attire fo Leia is not often seen, so it's cool you show it!

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    1. Thanks I have 3 Leia's to paint from various scenes in the films, as this was the Bespin sculpt she needed the classic red and white paint scheme :)

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  5. Very much like the paintjob that you gave the droid.

    I have a box of the stormtroopers that I just stripped of an old ugly enamel paint scheme that I've been considering sticking up on ebay. But now I'm not sure I will - my SW create juices are flowing!

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    1. Thanks mate, Juices going eh? sounds sticky heh

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