what i have done:
put weights in the stand bases (metal washers)
bought ALL Plexiglas tokens. (They look really cool with a black light)..
going to touch up the engine glows on ALL the ships. (using a florescent color so it glows with a black light)
got one shield bag and heavily customized its storage capabilities it currently holds my entire fleet of almost 80 ships and all tokens and range rulers that i store in a plastic divider box that fits in the top slot of the shield bag.. going to get another shield bag once wave 4 drops and make one bag Imperial and the other Rebel.
got, actually had left over from my college days... a "trapper/keeper" binder for all my cards, use 2"coin slot cards for the small cards and baseball trading card pages for the big cards, works great and keeps them handy and easy to get to, each 2" coin slot will hold up to 9 cards of the same type, also keeps my lists and recommended lists and assorted paper stuff in the front pockets of the binder, binder also zips completely shut which is nice.
got a green laser off ebay for line projection. although it eats batteries, but the one i got my daughter doesn't, so i might get another..lol paid like 9 bucks and the cats like it..lol
tested and purchased nearly every type of play mat made!! bought neoprene sheets off ebay they work pretty good but they tend to roll back up,(easy fix with weighted boards on each end.. got a vinyl one made, cheap but it also wants to roll back up AND its textured and slides all over the place, got a galeforce 9 space mat, didn't look nearly as vibrant when i received it, and it too bunches up and slides all over the place AND was expensive!!!! got a trifold "Elmers" poster board, it works great AND its just black and is ready for painting!! also cheap, but not as portable!! then got one of the HCD mats, works perfect but the design on it is kind over the top, got mine on one of those deal of the day things.. its a great mat, like a giant mouse pad the design on its just waaay to busy for me... other than that i haven't done much with my fleet. Oh i do plan on repainting a few ships, i want to make a black HWK for starters..
Edited by Swedge, 27 March 2014 - 05:11 AM.