Another T-47 Air speeder for Star Wars Legion
I do love painting tanks, robots and Airspeeders! 😃.
For this one I tried stippling the hull – a technique I’ve recently been using quite a bit as I find you can paint large areas quite quickly. Stippling gives you depth and texture when you build up from darker colours to lighter colours, and you don’t have to worry too much about being accurate.
I use Artis Opus dry brushes for this. I know The Army Painter do a set of round dry brushes which are much cheaper than Artis Opus, but I’ve not used them so can’t comment on how good they are. I suspect they would be fine and therefore good value for money.
Grey with Blue Wash
I also wanted to give the hull a different colour to my previous T-47s; I typically use a stone-like grey for vehicles (eg, for an ST-ST), for example Games workshop’s “Dawnstone” or Vallejo’s “Stonewall grey”. However, for this T-47 I used a neutral grey as a base colour – Games Workshop’s “Eshin Grey”, and built up the colour by mixing in white.
I then added a blue wash over the top to help blend the colours together, and to give the grey a bit more of a cold feel.
I used a dry-brush to finish off the hull, paying extra attention to edge highlights – I wanted to the wings and other sharp angles to be extra bright. I normally struggle to make myself push the contrast when I’m painting – I tend to go for an understated look.
The windows were wet blended using a blue/black and blue – I cant remember which. paints I then added a few spots of pure blue in the corners to give the impression of reflections. I think maybe I should have done these in white?
I also added a few spots of rust and corrosion, but wanted to go easy here as it can be quite time consuming. I think the next T-47 I paint, however, will be totally covered in distressing!