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  • Kevin Valliere

Emperor Palpatine and Royal Guard

The Royal Guard were some of the hardest minis to assemble from what has otherwise been a very beginner-friendly line from FFG. The arms were extremely finnicky and no amount of warm water was able to save the pikes and batons from bending. Painting that much red was certainly satisfying, but I was also immensely glad to be done with these minis.

Palpatine, however, was a fun quick paint. I went extremely heavy on the wash for his face and am happy with the arm's-length result. He looks a bit silly up close, but the general effect works well.