Table Ready: Darth Vader

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“When I left you, I was but the learner. Now I am the master.”

Great pilot. Decent Sith Lord. Lackluster father figure. Few characters and fewer villains are more recognizable than Darth Vader. The Dark Lord of the Sith is an HR nightmare at work, causes problems for many rebels, and caused a pretty significant rift in his family life. Just looking at the models, you can hear the breathing machine and the buzz of the lightsaber, and feel the force of his faith in the Dark Side.

Darth Vader comes from a long line of killer cyborgs, carries a sword that cuts through nearly anything and knows angry space magic to boot. From the moment I learned of the Star Wars miniature game, there was no chance that I would not end up with a force that allowed me to field the Sith Lord.

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

Today I am showing off both Darth Vader models that I painted up for Star Wars: Legion. Above is Operative Vader that is purchased separately whereas below is Commander Vader, that comes in the Legion Core boxset. There is literally no reason for me to have both other than the fact that I am a neurotic nerd. Same rules. Same Options. One is about to slice and dice while the other is choking people out at a distance.

I also painted both of them exactly the same, and also super quick and easy. I primed them with the Grey Seer spray from Citadel, then used Black Templar contrast. done. The sword was various reds, same for the dry-brush OSL. Not only is he Iconic, he’s nearly monochromatic.

Be careful not to choke on your aspirations.

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Obsessive and neurotic collector of little plastic men, novels about the same little plastic men and paints to make the little plastic men pretty. Married to Kera, who puts up with him and pretends that she doesn’t hear him speaking to the little plastic men in between making pew pew noises in the hobby room. Requires adult supervision. A menace to himself but rarely to others. More beard than man

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