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  1. So many grays and browns and desaturated colors... Very Star Warsy but these are very easy to mix yourself from brighter colors.  I've become a master of desaturation with Imperial Assault 🙄

    But I suppose these are helpful for newcomers and keeping the hues consistent for whole armies. Still, 38 bottles of drab... 🤔

  2. Since FFG in its infinite wisdom decided to limit pilot combinations by being stingy with the pilot tokens, may I dare hope for something in YASB to show or enforce this?

    For example even if I have two YT-1300 ship models and dials, I can't have Han and Chewie at the same time because they're on the flipsides of the same token.


  3. Move the upgrade card cost to a fixed position in some corner instead of in parentheses after the name. Faster to find by glance.

    Sort by cost, or add a "sort by" button so everyone can sort however they like.

    Fluff text on unnamed pilots, make it italic like in the actual cards and more gray.

  4. Does anyone advice against using more than a single core to build decks? I'm thinking of using 3 copies of the revised core + all the deluxe boxes (but no datapacks).

    I guess my concern is that if the starting decks are too good and solid from the beginning, then maybe there wouldn't be any reason to swap in anything from the campaign?

    Any advice from those who've played it? I haven't opened anything yet so spoiler free please.

  5. Big like!


    What Colors did you use for the right Trandoshan's skin?


    Thanks for liking. :) I have absolutely no recollection about those Trandos. I remember mixing different paints together and trying out this wash and that drybrush color and going back and forth and back and forth. My painting is always a big experiment with no documenting of the process. :P Sorry...

  6. So I am almost at the Imp Officers now and noticed a steep incline for paint purchases. I'm counting 9 new paints and 2 new shades, for me that is about $70 after taxes. Just curious if Sorastro or anyone who has done the painting can recommend any areas we could possibly cut or replace with an existing paint from the previous steps? I am more than fine buying paints I know I will be using for a lot of the figures, but I think a few of these are only being used for the officer and possibly one more figure, so if I can skip that purchase I wouldn't mind it.


    Tell me at least those are Canadian dollars? Anyways, Citadel paints are not wallet friendly, have you made a cost comparison to Vallejo Model colors yet? I like Vallejo because they are cheaper and I also prefer their dropper bottles. I still use Citadel Shades though, they're simply the best. Although Army Painter's Quickshade Inks comes in close second and are much cheaper.


    But you're right in wanting to avoid too specific one time colors.


    Let's see for the officers... They introduce flesh for the first time? Some skin color + Reikland Fleshshade are essential paints for your arsenal, so there's no avoiding those. For the uniform, decide if you want plain grey or colored grey. Because, let's say you want a greenish grey: Ok, figure out what green you're going to need in the future. For example Trandoshan Hunters' scales are probably going to be green. Sorastro uses Castellan Green for those and also for Boba Fett's cape. It's a nice 'natural' green, which you'll be sure to find lots of uses later on so it's a safe buy. Now, make some mix of Standard Grey and Castellan Green on a palette and I bet you'll get a pretty authentic looking drab uniform green.


    As to the uniform's wash, diluted Nuln Oil is OK if it's plain grey or dominantly grey, but some Athonian Camoshade in the mix wouldn't go to waste. You'll need it any time in the future where you want to shade green. It's an earthy green, works especially well with the aforementioned Castellan green. All of the basic color washes are pretty future proof, you won't regret owning them. Drankenhof Nightshade for blues, Carroburg Crimson for reds... Anyways, if you do buy a colored wash, do mix it with Nuln Oil, just like Sorastro does in the video.


    When it comes to highlighting, although pure white isn't always the best answer (for reds for example), mixing it to the the skin- and the uniform colors should work fine, so no need to buy separate highlight colors.


    The only color missing is blue for the badge. It's so tiny detail you can skip it if you want, but on the other hand you're going to need some basic blue in your arsenal eventually anyways, so pick one up.


    As to the glazes, I love glazes, they can be great, but also far from necessary. Skip.


    So, what, 4-5 new paints? All of which will find more uses in the future.

  7. I don't see a habitat restriction on this, which is one of the reasons I only bought a single Bantha.


    Sorry for commenting on this, but this reasoning caught my eye. If we go strictly by the rules, in a campaign you couldn't wield two Banthas anyways even if they didn't have that habitat restriction, and in the skirmish habitats don't matter, so it's irrelevant for deciding how many to get.  :rolleyes:

  8. From the announcement:

    "We’ll offer more information on painting your figures, along with in-depth tutorials, as the game comes closer to release."

    Am I the only one hoping they actually hired Sorastro for this??


    I wonder. Sorastro did disclose FFG wants to sponsor him and that there's one "to be announced, can't talk about it" -game he's very excited about. Maybe it's this game.

  9. Also, I'm doing my own edits to your maps (coloring doors and terminals violet, to make them stand out from the grey minimaps). Can you tell me which font (and if any specific font settings) you used in the mission briefings? I see in the Bantha's and Alliance Smuggler's mission briefings you've paraphrased the "red terminal" with "terminal on the edge of the map" or "the far terminal". I'd like to write over your text and bring the red terminal back.

  10. Ok. Thanks for the photo. "In the Shadows" needed to be duplicated because it's a "Smuggler or Hunter" card. So I did that. The original goes under Hunter, and the copy goes under Smuggler.

    Thankfully FFG has spoiled the card image in their Greedo preview article, so nobody needed to scan it.

    For completeness sake I also made 3 copies of General Sorins' card (forgot earlier). I probably won't cut them out personally because I don't want to see that card in 4 different places... :P

    I added them in page 3.

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