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Battle-worn company of walkers moving quickly through a narrow pass.

I added my usual preference of wargear to the AT-STs, obviously keeping canon in mind and always making sure that whatever I've added have somehow appeared in SW stories at some point. In this image I thought it would be nice to show a different loadout for the different walkers in a company. The light footed scout to the left of the image sporting long range mortars bolted to the upper rear of the turret, communications antenna and 6-pack dumbfire rockets for harrassment. Also small, lightweight reactive armour plates to cover the vulnerable battery packs on the underside of the turret.

The main lead unit just has to have a nonchalant cool-headed gunner who is probably soaking in the sunrise :p, and it also sports 2 rotating grenade launcher mounts on its lower cheeks, plus a winch system under the main chin gun and shielded weapon systems.


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Snowtrooper Captain leading a charge. I was really inspired by alot of Japanese model kit box art when I did this, and I was hoping to bring some of that 'no-nonsense photojournalistic' look to this image. Like as though you were there in the trench next to them.

As always, my favourite characters to paint are the incidental ones in the background.. I always think they end up having the most natural poise and story. I also homaged a bit of Jin Roh in the way he held his MG34- i mean Blaster... by the bipod.

Also, now that I'm looking at it again after so long.. those explosions do seem a bit huge. Maybe the rebels are packing some serious heat. Whatever.


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A team of Shadow Troopers tracking down Rebel scum. In the original square format image, the ground and foliage in front of the crouching trooper has been disturbed with what looks like a walker's footprint. Maybe some rebels stole an AT-ST.

Somehow I was trying to convey 'serenity' and 'stillness' when I was painting this. Like a calm dewy morning of sorts, the Shadow tracker team moving through the forest with an equal amount of stealth and grace.


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At long last, the official SWGTCG gallery was updated.

I'm really thankful that a handful of my works were selected. I particularly had lots of fun with the trooper pieces, especially this one and I'm fortunate to be able to share this.

My only gripe is that the crop of the wallpaper feels like too much of a closeup and loses alot of the story and 'ambience' of the original painting. (The original dimensions being that of a SQUARE, so I guess that didn't exactly leave whoever did the cropping, alot of room to work.) I had ewoks lined up silhouetted against a cliff to the left of the image and a yellow lizard that's currently obscured by the SWG logo. It was my favourite part of the image : (

Hope you guys like it though! Oh, I gave the Scout some thermal gear of my own design, namely the inbuilt displays woven into his gloves and also thermal leg wraps. I imagine they also have micro inflatable bladders embedded that help promote blood circulation or something...cause he just looks real comfy.

Also I SUSPECT this was edited out ( i cant remember).. but the original also had 'tic tac' looking tablets spilt out from the food cartridge at his feet --which is really the supporting narrative in the image cause the yellow lizard clearly doesn't notice the very still scout, promoting the concept of effective 'Cloaking Armour'.


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Scout Troopers setting up a forward base. Looks like someone forgot to plug in the power. Doh.

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From 08. A Droideka providing fire support for its platoon cowering behind its shield.

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When in doubt. Nuke it.


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Shout out to Roger Chamberlain, Art Director for the project.

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Whoever designed the Exogen class needs to seriously.. $#@^@^$@&%$^%$&#*!!@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love dark troopers but I HATE THE EXOGEN class. GOD. I really tried my best to pick a flattering angle and make it look good.

Note to designer. Never copy and paste parts. It may work for 2d.. but these tricks never stand up to scrutiny in 3 dimensions..!! Come on!!


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Shout out to Roger Chamberlain, Art Director for the project.

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Stim Armour. Good for taking down Jar Jar with. Down boy. Good boy.

Now that the image has been flipped I realise the horrendous angle on the stormtrooper's helmet. I apologise. :'( Hope the nature of the image more than makes up for it though. Thank you Roger for picking this one!


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Shout out to Roger Chamberlain, Art Director for the project.

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Now that Galaxies is officially defunct, I thought it safe to post some of my favourite illustrations here for posterity sake..!

Working on this franchise for close to 2 years really helped me grow as a creative and allowed me to explore many aspects of the craft-- its not often you get to play the role of illustrator, story-teller and designer within a single commission. It was truly rewarding in hindsight and more often that not, a very humbling experience when you witness the sheer quality and passion of other fellow creatives working on the same project, really inspires you to stretch yourself beyond the usual bounds!
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LECL & LFL and SOE.

Hard to see where you're going in a firefight with those blinders for a visor... ;) Still love scout troopers all the same.
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