501st Legion Squad Leader

501st Legion Squad Leader

So I’m heavily into customising my Star Wars: Legion miniatures. My latest effort is this 501st Legion squad leader. I created the flag using this great tutorial; the figure painting on Sorastro’s wonderful Youtube video, though my paint job is no where near as professional as his. I am strictly a table top quality painter.

The pelt is from a Warhammer 40k Space Wolf box. The flagpole is a length of white-plastic wrapped wire. Basing is two grades sand material: a few larger pieces glued individually followed by painting on watered-down PVA and a dip in a bucket of smaller grade.

There are a few more touch-ups and some weathering to complete, then the model will be sealed with a matte spray followed by some desert grass applied to the base.

I’m proud of this model and I think the burst of colour among so much white of an Imperial army will make it stand out.

Should prolly refer to it as a womp-rat pelt

Actually I have a barbarian pewter mini for D&D that has that same pelt! Excellent custom job.

It’s actually from a very rare brown-furred Balinak (normally they are white).

You should be proud of this model, I think it’s beautiful. We can’t all paint miniatures as well as those who do this for a living (which Sorastro does now), and in all honesty I’d be hard pressed to tell you this isn’t on the same level, or at least very close. Good lighting/staging goes a long way in any photograph and Sorastro’s model photography does both very well. Not saying your photo is “bad”, just that I think that’s where the most difference is. Love this, first flag I’ve seen (in Legion, not real life).