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Dude, you can't just give us a hit like that again and then expect us not to go into withdrawal.
   
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Lol I think next, after the build fest (which is not nearly done) and all the table-top necron painting, I will take a little treat and put some love on the BA GD 2nd ed box captain... No promises on when that will be done though, although it would be nice to start sometime this weekend

   
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Yeah, managed to score two of that dude. Looking forward to seeing your version for sure.
   
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I am also waiting to see a green or bone white big shield on something soon too btw

   
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Just saw the update from a few days ago- love it, love it, love it!
   
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Gotta wait for a bit, snow is not idea priming weather.
   
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MAn, those Crons look awesomely nice.
   
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So, another change in gears on ye-ole MT hobby thread -

I have fallen in love with X-wing. LOVE this game. It is really the first and only miniatures game I have genuinely gotten into, ever. At least in terms of actually playing it more than 1 or 2 times. I won't go into a hard sell on it here, but sufficed to say, I highly recommend giving it a whirl!

Down to business, this ships themselves, for the most part, are pretty damned good in their pre-painted states, honestly. There will be minor defects here are there and some splotchy paint (especially on the y-wings from what I have seen!) but overall, really great out of the box.

I, of course, having ocd and a severe desire to fiddle with everything, had to start messing about a bit, largely inspired by this awesome blog - http://buckaroo13.blogspot.ca/

So I too had to make my 5 x-wings prop accurate to the movie models for red 1-5 (though, for red 1, I did add some new paint details as compared to the others it was pretty plain).

So, without further ado, will take a look at where I am at -

The fleets so far, missing 1 Firespray, 2 A-wings and 3 Tie Advance to be totally done with wave 1 and 2 -



And the whole point here, the x-wings - almost done but not quite, need to add grey panelling details, oil washes and some soot around the engines and maybe a few other spots, but they are far enough along to show -



Red 1 and Red 2 (Wedge)


Wedge (Red 2)


Red 3 and 4


Red 5 Luke


Other angles -







One thing I realize I forgot to take a shot of was the engines, lit with fluorescent magenta/orange... looks awesome, and makes a biiiiiiiig difference... I haven't seen anyone else do it and it is definitely easy and worth it imo, so I will update that later on.

In the meantime, hope you liked!

   
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So they are prepainted models? Obviously not yours at this point, but would be curious to see one done start to finish. Always looking for gateway drugs to get friends into tabletop games.
   
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Paul, play it dude, seriously a very easy to pick up, very very very easy to pick up game... but there is tons of depth to be had as well... plays fast, very simple straightforward rules... strong, strong recommend. I have 2 friends who have never had anything to do with miniatures or boardgames in their lives totally in love with this game now...

As to the original paintjobs, they are very nice, usually 2-4 flat colors (not counting) black windows and a wash. Decent decaling/detailing and overall quite good. The washes they use can be hit or miss though, sometimes beautifully glowing into the crevices like an oil wash, sometimes looking somewhere between a heavy watered paint wash and dry-brushing. It can be a touch heavy and splotch on some models, but when it works, it works great. Even a bad wash model still looks pretty good though tbh.

A typical model looks like this out of the box, a bit patch in spots but nice!




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Seriously, go look up the reviews for this game, and realize it's been sold out for months online for everything but the core sets and the falcon and slave 1... this game is popular as all hell!

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I'll have to keep an eye out then, maybe I can get someone to play a non GW game for once at my store.
   
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Looking good! I've seen the game in my store as well, but have resisted temptation so far. Let's see if I can keep it up

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The boys and I play Wings of Valor which is a WW I game based on the same rule system. It's very fun and easy to pick up. Guys at our FLGS just love it, and you don't need a ton of figures either.

   
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Tom, did you strip the paint first or just go over what was there already?

Jay Adan did a good couple of videos on stripping an A-Wing and painting it to fit with the Rookie Pilot artwork - I can link 'em here if you're interested.

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Hey D,

I just painted over these, though I am aware of the vids you are talking about, I in fact posted them in the burgeoning x-wing community over in the Misc Games section!

I was tempted to, but in the end the stuff that was already there was, more or less, a pretty good base to start off of, barring areas too heavily washed. Since I would just be blending up and detailing, I just started from there. It worked out just fine tbh!

However, were I going to be doing a fairly substantial repaint, doing pretty big changes to colors overall, then I would strip it as per the video shown for sure... I have a big bottle of windsor newton brush cleaner sitting next to me for just that purpose

The Ywings are all universally splotchy and crazy heavily washed, so they, the interceptors, and at least 1 slave and falcon are likely victims for a strip and page one re-write... obviously I must have my blue a-wing prototypes too so 2 a-wings will be going in the bath too.

So I finished up the x-wings and gave a supplementary wash to the ties in oils to start them off, though very little will be done to them. Same for one of the Slaves and the falcons.

Will take pics soon of the finished xwings!


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That is a pretty good collection Tom...

Glad you like the game ...

Want me to recommend anymore? : )

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Nah I'm good for now Hank! Fontaine is trying to get me into FoW while we are at it lol!

Btw, there are a few threads down in misc Boardgames that are about x-wing, including tactics and YMDC, it would be great to have you participate if you are inclined!

Upcoming updates -
Ties repainted/mult-step touch-ups
Interceptor re-color to standard Imp grey
Advanced conversion to Avenger
Y-wing strip and re-paint
Falcon conversion and repaints
Slave repaints
Awing strip and repaint...

Damn I don't know why I do this to myself lol...

   
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X-wing seems like a really fun game and the ships look great out of the box.

I really love the attention to detail that's gone into your X-wings. I'm very much looking forward to seeing what you do with the Ties & Slave 1's.

Fantastic Necrons too Tom, not really sure how I managed to miss them. Jealousy level rising...

   
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 MajorTom11 wrote:

Wedge (Red 2)



What paints did you use? I'm half tempted to do this for my X-wings and Interceptors. I wish they would have also came out with a picture of Wedge's X-wing that he used when Rouge Squadron broke away from the the New Republic during the Bacta War.

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Vallejo Model Khaki and Vallejo Model Deck Tan at an even mix will net you the x-wing color -

As a note, vallejo Game stonewall grey is a match for the tie fighter hulls btw -

   
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I had a ton of plastic star wars ships when I was in high school, and they look like almost exactly the same scale from what I can tell. Would've been handy if I'd kept them

Your paint jobs look fantastic, Tom! Love the variation on each. I'm guessing there's a website where you're looking at what each looked like in the movie?
   
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So that is why I cannot find too many Y-Wings for sale.

*shakes fist at Tom*


My hat off to you. I could not sit down and do all the finnicky details on these models. I thought about doing it, and just stopped myself before I went any further.
Can't wait to see you get your hands on a B-Wing!
   
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RiTides wrote:I had a ton of plastic star wars ships when I was in high school, and they look like almost exactly the same scale from what I can tell. Would've been handy if I'd kept them

Your paint jobs look fantastic, Tom! Love the variation on each. I'm guessing there's a website where you're looking at what each looked like in the movie?


Just Googled Red 1 etc to get the specific scheme. Got the idea itself from this blog - http://buckaroo13.blogspot.ca/
It was very inspiring... once I started, couldn't stop! It's been good fun, as I know I will actually play with these regularly it feels more worth it than doing just display pieces..

Kanluwen wrote:So that is why I cannot find too many Y-Wings for sale.

*shakes fist at Tom*


My hat off to you. I could not sit down and do all the finnicky details on these models. I thought about doing it, and just stopped myself before I went any further.
Can't wait to see you get your hands on a B-Wing!


He he he, when the oppurtunity arose (thanks to some very kind and generous Dakka-ites and a few randomly stocked Barnes and Nobles) I was happy to take em... One can never have too many Y-wings... well you can but you know. I am looking forward to the b-wing too, although I like the stock paintjob on all the wave 3 stuff except the hwk.


Ok, so a bit of progress to tease! 1 Falcon stripped and modified into what I'll call a YT-1900... hooray for symetry! It has the AB'ing done on it, but still needs brush detailing and oil washes to really get finished up. Pretty happy so far though! Along with that, all Y-wings were stripped, of all the models, theirs was the only really shoddy paintjob... just too splotchy and fiddly, washes too heavy. So I stripped and re-painted all 6, 3 in the beige standard scheme that will be gold squadron ships, and 3 into a more grey scheme, 2 of which will be grey squadron and one with a red scheme to rep a character pilot. And of course, the A-wings, had to make 2 of the prototype style paint jobs! Like the YT-1900, all ships need detailing (windows, markings, a few panels etc) and an oil wash.

On the other side of the Fence, all my TIEs are not down, upgraded with highlighting and blending, a new oil wash, and edging. 2 interceptors and 2 TIEs got the red striping to call out characters. The Interceptors are noteworthy for being completely repainted to a standard tie grey, in line with the others. Advanced were almost complete repaints as well though less obvious, just to tighten up and clean all the washes. These guys are done except a matte sealing.

Left for the Imperials are the 3 slaves, 1 will go to a Jango scheme, and the last will go to Boba Fett Armor colors. I have one advanced waiting to be converted to a TIE Avenger, and 2 more interceptors incoming that will need painting.

For the rebel side, finishing up the YT's, A-wings and Y-wings, plus a 5th A-wing incoming that will Get a custom Green scheme. Not to mention, a Corellian Corvette...

My obsession is almost sated... though I am tempted to get one more core box... I feel 10 ties is a nice number, but I need a 6th X-wing... Red Squadron is not complete without Porkins!

Anyhoo - teaser pics -












Hope to finish up the rebels this weekend! Maybe the Slaves too

Thanks for looking -

   
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Looking good, Tom.

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Thanks D!

   
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Good Heavens man... are there any spaceships left in the sky??

And when are you going to start scratch-building that death star out in the garage?

   
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I think the Death Star would still be 2km wide even at this scale, so no worries on that front lol!

   
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 MajorTom11 wrote:
I think the Death Star would still be 2km wide even at this scale, so no worries on that front lol!


Are there rules for the sizes of moons and what not in this game? Though I guess that wouldn't help because that's no moon .

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i really like the alt. red scheme on the Falcon...
what's the story with that one???

blood stripes look cool on the Tie Fighters...
it definitely makes them look unique...

looks like you are having fun...
lots of pew-pew laser and screaming Tie engine noises going down at your painting table, i would imagine...

keep up the good work...

cheers
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Alfndrate wrote:
 MajorTom11 wrote:
I think the Death Star would still be 2km wide even at this scale, so no worries on that front lol!


Are there rules for the sizes of moons and what not in this game? Though I guess that wouldn't help because that's no moon .


No rules for things of that scale, most games are played on 3X3 though this is by no means a limit. There are rules for obstacles and how to handle them however they are more geared to asteroids and things of that relative size on table. Could always figure something out for them though, I think they are not accounted for generally as they break the relatively consistent scale (a-wings not withstanding)

jah-joshua wrote:i really like the alt. red scheme on the Falcon...
what's the story with that one???

blood stripes look cool on the Tie Fighters...
it definitely makes them look unique...

looks like you are having fun...
lots of pew-pew laser and screaming Tie engine noises going down at your painting table, i would imagine...

keep up the good work...

cheers
jah


Sleeping babies, no ties noises, but yes very fun to work on! I pin washed right before leaving for work so things are lookin pretty darn good... totally worth it to strip the ywings especially! A night of brushwork left and these things should be tied up!

Thanks Jah!

   
 
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