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#121 TRamsey

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:11 PM

Don't use a hand saw score it several times with a straightedge and the back end of an exacto knife and it will snap along the score line. Then just a light sand and polish on the edges.

#122 bulldoguk

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 01:21 AM

Sorry for the lack of posts chaps, had a lot of things going on, too much work, a number of knee ops and at the risk of being stoned to death, yeah, I play a lot more Trek Attack wing now than X-wing!

 

Saying that, my official runner and transport just arrived, not too impressed with the paint job but hoping the epic play rules will draw me back into x-wing a little more. I'm hoping once things start to settle down a bit I will get round to re-painting all my ships much as I have done with the trek stuff. Feeling the need to scratch-up something else too so I might botch together a customs Corvette for the imperials, maybe some asteroid bases, etc. etc. As always my incredibly low standards will probably outrage the connoisseurs among us but they should add a little eye candy where it's needed :P

 

Seems like I am talking myself into stuff I really don't have the time for, I better go...



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 01:24 AM

Btw, TRamsey hit the nail on the head, score n snap with the acrylic, bob it along a straight edge and carefully apply pressure along the score line. I use a hand fret saw for the curves simply because my power fret saw is underneath everything else in the garage! :)



#124 bulldoguk

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:35 AM

Haven't really done much with X-wing lately because, lets be honest, Star Trek Attack wing is a much superior game (casts the line....LOL)

Anyhow, even though I still haven't even opened my tantive and troop transport that arrived a few weeks ago I am sort of looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with Xwing

To get myself into the mood I decided to re-paint all the X-wing ships I currently have (falcon, shuttle slave 1 etc still to do)

Well, not so much re-paints I would describe them as simply adding a little colour and picking out the details. Also magnetised all the ships for some fun swooooooping action :)

Until I saw this picture of the re-painted X-wing sat next to the out of the box miniature (on the right) I really didn't realise just how terrible they were!

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2 x-wing squads painted
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B, Y and A wings done
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Space Debris made from some cheap micromachine ships I had laying around, will grab some tie's to make some empire wreckage too
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Tie fighters finished
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Tie variants finished
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#125 bulldoguk

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 09:41 AM

Oh, I also knocked together a quick deathstar board, simple affair, simply the available pdf you can purchase glued onto high density polystyrene, quick, durable and easy to store when not using. The turbo turrets were card model kits purchased from ebay, quite nice!

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stay tight n low!
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PEW PEW PEW
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The force is strong in this one...
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You're all clear kid!
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#126 Ken at Sunrise

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:50 AM

What paper Ebay turrents?  Just curious?

 

Also if you're serious. PM me your comparison for X-Wing vrs Attack Wing



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 01:58 PM

Also if you're serious. PM me your comparison for X-Wing vrs Attack Wing


Honestly, I would like a thread for that discussion because I am very interested in how the 2 games play different to each other. But I get the impression that many on this board would not be happy with such a thread existing.

Thanks, Troy

 

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:19 PM

I know, but I DO want to know the differences about both games, I´m more of a Star Trek fan over SW but, I was just really angry about wizkids not respecting the scales.


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#129 Hobojebus

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

It's all so pretty I wish I could do things like that buy my strong point was always painting not conversions, still will be showing my friend this thread he's the mad genius builder.



#130 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:41 PM

The new stuff looks just fine Bully, except for the assy paper stuff.

:P

 

Yes WK's Attack Wing is a good game if you are playing with good people who refuse to put Picard on a Borg Cube with Scotty and Worf to fight against Kirk and his old buddie Sisko who are in command of a Romulan Fleet...

:lol:

 

FFG is doing a much better job with X-Wing.

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"There Is No Such Thing As Luck." BLACK SIX RED SEVEN

STAR WARS is far more than three thirty year old films. FFG intends for X-Wing to thrive, thus it will be more also... PERIOD.

ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 5][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1][YT-2400: ] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][DECIMATOR: ][FIRESPRAY-31: ][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 3][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: 1][Z-95: ]


#131 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 07:47 PM

I know, but I DO want to know the differences about both games, I´m more of a Star Trek fan over SW but, I was just really angry about wizkids not respecting the scales.

 

Best thing to do really...IMO

;)


"There Is No Such Thing As Luck." BLACK SIX RED SEVEN

STAR WARS is far more than three thirty year old films. FFG intends for X-Wing to thrive, thus it will be more also... PERIOD.

ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 5][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1][YT-2400: ] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][DECIMATOR: ][FIRESPRAY-31: ][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 3][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: 1][Z-95: ]


#132 bulldoguk

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:07 AM

Ken, if you just stick 'turbo turret' into ebay search engine it will bring the up pretty much on top, about £10 for 4. Really nice piece of kit, comes with magnets and snazzy destroyed versions which just slot under the turrets

Forgottenlore TBH I would suggest picking up a Trek starter set (they are pretty cheap and I'm assuming you already own X-wing) and give it a try,I tend to favour try n buy and the trek and xwing fan boys will argue the toss until their little heads explode, I like to make my own decisions based on my own experiences however and not on what other people think they know :)
I just prefer Trek (at the moment) because there are lots more choices of ships, the blisters tend to be better value for money and you can tinker around with the ships more because they generally have more slots than the X wing fighters.

Of course Joe Boss has hit the nail on the head too, steer clear of anyone sporting a long beard and smelling of cabbage in any game system and your on to a winner, saying that it's not beyond the realms of Trekness to see the Enterprise crew on board a Klingon Bird of Prey and travelling in time so the fun options are always there over a few beers!

I agree too Joe, DS is definitely cheap n cheerful, I had actually got all the gear out and was going to start making a full 3D modular board like many have done on here then it suddenly hit me, I thought 'Meh, why bother, I will probably have time to fit 1, maybe 2 games of X -wing in the next year and when we finally do play it, it will probably be on the space mate anyway! So I put all my stuff away and went and played Wolfenstien while the PDF printed instead :)

My X-wing stuff here... http://www.tanksandt...co.uk/Xwing.htm which incidentally I have just realised I haven't updated with the re-paints!

My Trek stuff here... http://www.tanksandt...Attack Wing.htm

Live long and prosper with the force!

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#133 bulldoguk

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 10:11 AM

Finally opened the large ship boxes, blimey stock paint jobs have gone a little **** up haven't they!
 
Anyhow, thought it would be interesting to see the FFG models next to their Kenner equivs

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All in all perfectly acceptable for my casual games, ordered the 6x3 deep space game mat, awesomely complicated epic battles here we come!

the FFG model looks nice next to the Neb B

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#134 Joe Boss Red Seven

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Posted 19 June 2014 - 01:14 PM

Live long and prosper with the force!

 

Cheers Mate!

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"There Is No Such Thing As Luck." BLACK SIX RED SEVEN

STAR WARS is far more than three thirty year old films. FFG intends for X-Wing to thrive, thus it will be more also... PERIOD.

ALLIANCE: [A-WING: 3][B-WING: 3][E-WING: 3][HWK-290: 2][X-WING: 6][Y-WING: 5][Z-95: 6][YT-1300: 1][YT-2400: ] EMPIRE: [TIE ADVANCED: 1][TIE BOMBER: 3][TIE DEFENDER: 3][TIE FIGHTER: 5][TIE INTERCEPTOR: 6][TIE PHANTOM: 3][DECIMATOR: ][FIRESPRAY-31: ][SHUTTLE-LAMBDA: 1] SCUM: [FIRESPRAY-31: 1][HWK-290: 3][IG-2000: ][M3-A: ][STAR VIPER: ][Y-WING: 1][Z-95: ]


#135 bulldoguk

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:33 AM

Finished a few more re-paints...

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Back shuttle is the Xmas Bauble and front is the FFG shuttle, as you can see the FFG is slightly smaller
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This is the Xmas bauble shuttle, frankly its much better than the official FFG version and it lights up and plays the Empire march!
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Even though I was one of the special few who had the personalised version of this stock shuttle with actual fingerprints from the little Chinese guy who dipped it in a bucket of emulsion (I kid you not) I still forced myself to re-paint...
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Slave 1
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Spiced up the two Ace Interceptors with a few extra wings, an idea blatantly copied from Major Tom because it looks brilliant and I have no shame...cheers Tom :)
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#136 bulldoguk

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Posted 27 June 2014 - 12:42 PM

Finally finished all the little chaps, up to date right now so can paint as they release, just I time for the next wave of Star Trek AW! :)

Falcon, Hawk, Tie Defender and Phantom done in this batch, still unsure whether I can be bothered to purchase the E-wing and headhunter right now but will probably end up with them in the name of a complete collection and to give more choice in games

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Kept the Falcon as standard, just spruced it up a little
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Re painted the Hawk
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Defender and Phantom, basically just touched up and brought out the details and added the cloaking effect to the Phantom
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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:05 PM

Grabbed some brilliant templates and cards from 'afewmaneuvers.com' by sans_fi. After playing around with the scale of the ship template got it to fit on my custom ISD base, voila a 'working ISD for my games using the huge ship rules. Of course, the 'special' people among us will be tearing their hair out screaming 'WHAT ABOUT SCALE' but frankly I don't care when I can have a couple of destroyers trading broad sides while the little guys are weaving in and out doing what they do best, finally getting a little bit of my keen back for X-wing with the prospect of huge battles like this, it's what SW is all about IMO! My new 6 x 3 space mat is preparing for some action!

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#138 Hwarangdaem

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:18 PM

I like that ISD, are there closer pics of those Ship cards?

What is the total points cost of it without upgrades  :P


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#139 Hobojebus

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:19 PM

Inb4 scale comment.

 

Liking the paint jobs mate, if you and your friends don't mind the scale that's cool I'd be more concerned with something that strong on the table with no real counter, you must do a Mon cal ship now.



#140 bulldoguk

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Posted 09 July 2014 - 03:48 PM

Hope this link works http://www.afewmaneu...ip-full-design/ all the info you need there. Doesn't seem to be overpowered, in fact he recommends taking a few fighter escorts. Our games are all about fun tbh so we can easily wing it as required. When I have the time I will have a fiddle with the template so it fits the base of the Republic cruiser I have and use the same card set for that as the ISD for now. I'm not really into the card design thing and cant stand to be sat at a computer for any length of time so it would be great if someone could drop some specific cards in for the neb (maybe make the cards assault Neb specific) and republic (big sh*t eating grin)

I have a fleet that hasn't seen any action as yet and at least another 3 large ship builds planned!

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PS. Hobojebus, I did build a mon cal a while back......but we ate it.....

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