Table Ready: Han Solo and Chewbacca

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“Who’s scruffy looking?”

Whether making the Kessel Run or saving Luke’s butt so he can blow up the first Death Star, Han Solo and his trusty co-pilot Chewbacca are our favorite smugglers of all time, well, in a Galaxy Far, Far Away that is.

Han Solo has a great character arc through the original Star Wars movies. Starting out as a Corellian smuggler, piloting the Millennium Falcon and trying to pay off a bounty placed on his head, he joins up with Luke and Obi-Wan just for the money. By the end of the story he has become a general and leads troops in the rebellion attack on the shield generator that protects the second Death Star. First he found friendship, followed by finding love and then Han found something to believe in. Suave, smart on his feet and brave, everyone wanted to grow up and be Han Solo.

Having been liberated from enslavement by the Empire, Chewbacca owed Han Solo a life debt. So what did they do with their time? Crime. A good time would follow. A master mechanic and a skilled fighter, Chewbacca fought during the Clone Wars along side Grand Master Yoda and lends his fighting ability to help the two of them escape to the Falcon. Chewbacca. What a wookiee.

These guys were both painted up rather easily with Contrast paint from Citadel. The metallics were done with regular acrylic paint and textured material was thrown on both bases. It took longer for that basing material to dry than it did to do both models. Pro tip: don’t glue Han’s torso onto the legs until after you have painted both. You’re welcome.

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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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