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yeah,

Getting started with X-wing.
So far I've got 2 core sets plus 2 extra Ties Ties advanced and X-wings.

They look sooo good! this game can't be bad.


I've not played the game yet, First up I need to make a Game table worthy of such nice toys.
I Purchased the Star Base Trench Run PDF by SkeletonKey Games @RPGNOW.com £2.55
I Printed out 60 sheets using the lazer printer at work.
Cut with a knife.
Pasted down with paste onto 2 2'X4' thin sheets of MDF


Will Blog my first Games soon. YaY!

Panic...

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Staying on target.....

Dude! Sweet!

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Gonna make any turrets to go with it?

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Cool idea.. and something I may borrow. The page for the pdf doesn't really say too much techical-wise about it? I'm thinking of maybe making a huge image file with the tiles and just printing out a large map with it at the local print shop. Is there anyway you can check the dpi of the pdf file? Also, how big is the map that you're cutting/pasting together?



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yeah,
Today I checked the boards and they had dried but thay also bowed/warped overnight - nothing too terrible 5mm or so at the corners
I turned them over before going to work hopefully gravity will sort them out...



Platuan4th wrote:Gonna make any turrets to go with it?
I was thinking about making my own until I saw these little beauties
Spoiler:
These are for sale from Combat Wombat $17 for 6 turrets including postage to the UK .. I've ordered 12


warboss wrote:Cool idea.. and something I may borrow. The page for the pdf doesn't really say too much techical-wise about it? I'm thinking of maybe making a huge image file with the tiles and just printing out a large map with it at the local print shop. Is there anyway you can check the dpi of the pdf file? Also, how big is the map that you're cutting/pasting together?
I just copied one of the tiles onto clip board and then pasted into paint to check the image information. Pixels 1200 x 1500 ... 96dpi
hope that helps.


Sharazad wrote:Yay.
I know!


Panic...

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How? They aren't listed on his site and he told me they were a couple weeks out waiting on barrels. Is he taking orders via e-mail now?

 
   
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Yeah,
I guess so, that's how I ordered them.

Panic..

   
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Cool, thanks.

Nice board BTW...I prefer it to actual molded pieces since I think the flying bases would have trouble sitting level.

Gonna build a trench too?

 
   
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yeah,
update: I've still not played the game :(

 coyotius wrote:
...Gonna build a trench too?
That's the plan later, because the board is split I should be able to rig up the trench pretty easy...

The boards warped up at the edges after they got wet pasting down the deathstar tiles.
you can see that it's warped up about 10mm... not game worthy...
I figured if wet paste warped it one way, wet paste could straighten it out.

So I covered the back side of the boards in paste and placed heavy items to weight it down.
I used box lids and Amps with small rubber feet so that the weight was applied via a small surface area that should be easy to unstick...

If this doesn't work I'll have to stick the boards down onto heavier unbeanding boards... or something...

I just wanna play, but I'm doing this right, or not doing it at all damn it!

Panic...

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If you're lucky Y-wing will come in the post by the time you've straightened out the board ^^

I can't wait to play a game. I refuse to read the rules because I just get itchy and want to start setting up to try them out.

*sigh*

ah well.... Soooon!
Panic wrote:
Sharazad wrote:Yay.
I know!

Panic...



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That board is looking pretty awesome. Sucks that the board warped on you.

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Staying on target.....

Fingers crossed it works out dude!

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yeah,
The reverse side pasting&books straightened the board out nicely


So the boards ready... games soon.

Although I now realise that the astroid counters will look out of place, I need some deathstarish terrain/obstacles...
I'm thinking dead ships / towers/ satalites?? any ideas?

Panic...

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I think towers would be the best option. I think there are some templates floating around on the interwebs
   
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Agreed about towers working best. If you wanted to keep going with the WWII dogfighting in spaaaace! theme that star wars has, you could put up some scifi barrage balloons instead!

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Staying on target.....

That looks fantastic!! Can't wait to get my table sorted!

I third the towers, they are the most 'realistic' option really

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robertsjf wrote:
I think there are some templates floating around on the interwebs


I quoted myself! w00t! Here's why:

http://momirfarooq.webng.com/swstarfighter/turbolasermini.pdf
   
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robertsjf wrote:
robertsjf wrote:
I think there are some templates floating around on the interwebs


I quoted myself! w00t! Here's why:

http://momirfarooq.webng.com/swstarfighter/turbolasermini.pdf



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robertsjf wrote:I think towers would be the best option. I think there are some templates floating around on the interwebs
Sharazad wrote:*like*
warboss wrote:Agreed about towers working best....
Brother-Captain Scotti wrote:...I third the towers, they are the most 'realistic' option really


yeah,
Robertsjf - thanx for those, I printing this one out at work... these will look quite good if mounted on sturdy card.

How big is a turret compared to a tie fighter? I printed the turret out and the original size looks too small to offer much cover as an obstacle.
(I've placed an original sized printout at the bottom of the photo)
So I scaled it up (175%? I think) when printing to make this beast... it's just a test, I think I'll make the proper ones a bit smaller.



I've also been making destroyed tie fighters as obstacles.

using instamold I can get quite alot of detail, and as burning wreaks the missing details are acceptable.
I can pop one of these out every hour.

Still not played a game :(

Panic...

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Tie Fighters make wreckage? I thought they just disintegrated into brightly colored blast clouds that I can buzz my x-wing through!
   
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robertsjf wrote:
Tie Fighters make wreckage? I thought they just disintegrated into brightly colored blast clouds that I can buzz my x-wing through!


with a lot of space shuttles in real life, I suppose there is a lot of space waste. To be honest I prefer looking at a x-wing wreckage than an awefully painted piece of cotton or a piece of
carton representing a blast/explosion. I suppose same with tanks, that the whole this doesn't vanish in the thin air.

I'm curious what you're going to to with them Panic. Are you going to put the wreckage together like your other wreckage models, or are these going to be singular pieces on small
bases? Looking forward on the paint job on them, if at all

Oh and Panic.... one who makes a board for playing, will not play right away
rookie mistake of not playing the game the day it arrived

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This is all very exciting so far Panic cant wait to see your first batrep.

I'm really interested in getting a copy but have a lack of players in my area, I've heard rumours it can be played solo though.

I like the idea of having an asteroid field for a gaming table as well as a Death Star table like your setup.

The new Falcon is looking very nice....

   
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Staying on target.....

As for the towers size, the guns should be wide enough for an x-wing to get in between I think, as in the movie they complain that the x-wings are too small to shoot down and there's also a scene where the x-wing flies past the turret and looks quite small.... Would slap it up but on my phone atm :(

Wreckage is pretty cool though

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Cheltenham, UK

Now get on and play a game, damn you!



R.

   
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I played a few games last wed its really fun a bit like forge worlds aeronautica game with out the speed and altitude being set vaules and shooting being alot beter than aero

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 Sharazad wrote:


with a lot of space shuttles in real life, I suppose there is a lot of space waste.


You have no idea. There's an entire orbit band around Earth dedicated to waste and dead satellites because you don't want that debris floating around where your useable satellites are. And there's a section of the Air Force that tracks it ALL. They had a conniption fit when an astronaut on EVA dropped his tool pouch and everything went floating around.

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yeah,
robertsjf wrote:Tie Fighters make wreckage? I thought they just disintegrated into brightly colored blast clouds that I can buzz my x-wing through!
There's gotta be a few wreaks up there!
Sharazad wrote:I suppose same with tanks, that the whole this doesn't vanish in the thin air...
Exactly!
Platuan4th wrote:You have no idea. There's an entire orbit band around earth the Death Star dedicated to waste and dead satellites because you don't want that debris floating around where your useable satellites are.
And it gives the rebels extra defence dice!

GiraffeX wrote:This is all very exciting so far Panic cant wait to see your first batrep....
precinctomega wrote:Now get on and play a game, damn you!
I'm working on it!!! I must be the only person who buys a pre painted game and then takes weeks to get started!

OK update on wreckage markers.
Out of the instamold..

Some of the trapped air makes the panels look damaged... free detailing Woot!


Most of the flash got trimmed but some looked cool enough to leave.
I stuck the ships together and added extra damage with clippers and scalpel..


Sprayed and inked with some cheap non GW dipping ink...


Next I will paint in some areas to match the prepaints. but not too much effort and then stick onto clear bases...
Plus I'm really hoping that tomorrow I will get to play the game!

Panic...

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Leeds, UK

I hope you do, would love to hear a batrep. Nice work on the board and debris too pal

   
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yeah,
 kitch102 wrote:
I hope you do, would love to hear a batrep. Nice work on the board and debris too pal
I plan to do a batrep, As soon as I play a game...

Got the wrecks painted today...
3 afternoons work in total- copy/build/paint.
I'm happy with the results.

Smashed up Tie Fighters.


Banged up Xwings.


Group shot and what they will look like in games.


I'm now ready for a game!

Panic...

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