Star Wars Imperial Assault: The Bespin Gambit

As 2022 draws to a close, I regard my hobby efforts this year with melancholy disappointment. All told, I painted 68 miniatures, and I’m unlikely to paint any more before midnight tonight. One thing I was hoping to paint this year was my full set of Star Wars” Imperial Assault: The Bespin Gambit. By “full set” I meant all the miniatures that come in the box, and all the ally and villain expansions released at the same time. Close, but no cigar. A few expansions will have to wait for a future post.

I did manage to do the core set, though, starting with these Bespin Wing Guard. I painted them all the way back in April, but held off on posting them (or any other Star Wars stuff) because I wanted to post the whole set together. Anyway, here they are.

Next: the Ugnaught Tinkerers.

I thought I knew what an Ugnaught looked like, but I had to check source material a bunch of times while painting these guys. Anyway, they have spoken.

Finally, the heroes: Murne Rin, Master of Intelligence.

Ilthorians are my favorite Star Wars race. “Hammerhead” was one of the first Kenner Star Wars figures I ever owned as a kid; and I made an Ilthorian Jedi for the Start Wars RPG back in the day. It was good to see them make a comeback in The Mandalorian.

And speaking of Jedi, here is the other hero from the set: Davith Elso, Codename “Hawkbat.”

Dumb code name. Cool miniature.

Lastly but not leastly, I did manage to paint one expansion, at least…and it’s a good one.

The Trandoshan, the myth, the legend… and the dude on the cover of the box…Bossk! Here he is with the Trandoshan Hunters from the original IA core box set. You’ll note that one is painted as Bossk, because it was before Bossk got his own miniature.

Bossk says: Happy New Year!

Up next, 2023 resolutions!

7 thoughts on “Star Wars Imperial Assault: The Bespin Gambit

  1. Dave Stone

    Great to see a post from you Keith and what an excellent one it is, Really like all the models on show and you’ve done an excellent job in capturing the characters in paint.
    Hope you have a great new year, and 2023 is a lot better for you.

  2. Dick Garrison

    Well I’d be very happy if I’d painted all of them! Very nicely done mate, and some very cool miniatures there too.

    Oh and Bossk looks a total badass!

    Happy New Year to you and yours too mate! We must arrange a chat in discord.

    Cheers Roger.

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      Indeed we must, Roger. Thanks for the kind words. If you ever pop into the server and see my name in the Paint Pit, make sure to drop in and say hello! Maybe we can organize a “paint hang” in the new year!

  3. Matt

    Excellent painting on all these guys, Keith! Murne Rin’s robes are wonderfully done in vibrant colours, and Bossk is spot-on!

    Good to see you posting again, too, and I’m looking forward to seeing what resolutions you’ve got for 2023. Belated happy new year to you and your family from us in Vermont!

    1. The Angry Piper Post author

      Thanks, Matt! Happy New Year to you and yours as well. Did you get nailed with the white death last week? It missed us.
      I can’t take 100% credit for Bossk. I followed Sorastro’s tutorial for the original Trandoshans (again). I think he nailed the skin color and the yellow for the uniform, so why change it?

      1. Matt

        The big storm pretty much missed us too. We’ve had next to no snow so far, mostly just rain. It’s weird looking out the windows and seeing the ground, usually we’d be under eight inches of snow at this time of the year.

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