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  1. I hadn't considered that, but you're absolutely correct.
  2. I have a Prusa i3 Mk2S. It comes in two versions... pre-assembled or as a kit. I bought the kit, which cost ~$200 less and took ~7 hours to assemble. I liked the idea of saving money (obviously) and also knowing exactly how the thing went together, in case I ever need to fix something. It can print down to a 0.05mm (50 micron) layer height. This TIE was printed at a .2mm (200 micron) layer height. The better the quality, the longer it takes to print. Printing at 50 micron resolution might have taken 4 days to print.
  3. The only thing on that list we don't fully have spoiled are the full list of upgrade cards and the specific token breakdown. Oh, and the rules of course! Assuming 2 each of the various Trooper model upgrades and 1 of everything else, we get to 24 upgrade cards. I think it's likely that many of the other upgrades, such as Targeting Scope, will come with 2 or even possibly 4 copies. If all of the 'neutral' cards come with 2 copies and the Equipment/System cards come with 4 copies, we're at 35 upgrade cards. Just a guess. This is what we know for sure based on the videos we've seen... Equipment Targeting Scope Force Upgrade Battle Meditation Force Choke (Dark Side Only) Force Push Force Reflexes Jedi Mind Trick (Light Side Only) Saber Throw Grenades Concussion Grenades Specialists 2x DLT-19 Stormtrooper 2x HH-12 Stormtrooper 2x Z-6 Trooper 2x MPL-57 Ion Trooper System Long Range Comms Trooper 2x Stormtrooper 2x Rebel Trooper Vehicle Weapons AT-RT Rotary Blaster AT-RT Laser Canon AT-RT Flamer (name?)
  4. So, quick update. The print job finished successfully after about 23 hours of printing. The result is solid. I'd post a pic, but I'm at work right now and can't scale it down to the 0.2MB limit. I'm extremely happy with the result. I have a piece of MDF cut and hope to have the terrain piece completely finished at some point this weekend. It's not like TIE Fighters have a complex color palette... although I may try some Rebel graffiti.
  5. My printer is sloooooow, but I figured I'd jazz this thread up with a work in progress photo showing the crashed TIE being printed. The end goal is to glue it to some MDF and sand the base. I want to make it look like it's crashed on Tattooine (or Jakku or whatever). The one wing is attached to the cockpit. The other isn't. I should still have hours before it's done printing.
  6. I like it. I like it a lot. Why is this game not out yet?
  7. Any chance you can post here for those of us who can't view WordPress at work?
  8. I think usually a couple of weeks beforehand. With Runewars, we got the rules beforehand, but we didn't get tournament rules until well after release.
  9. Recent Descent releases are the same quality as recent Imperial Assault releases. The overall FFG quality has simply improved over time.
  10. I'm very happy with my Prusa i3 Mk2S. I bought the kit version and assembled it myself. The theory is that if something goes wrong, I'll know how to take it apart and fix it.
  11. lol... I can't wait to see how it turns out either! I have a piece of MDF cut that I think will fit the finished model. It'll really be two pieces... the upper half of one wing with the cockpit and then the other wing by itself that I'll probably make into separate terrain. One nice thing about the basic TIE is that the wings block line of sight pretty well. That makes for solid war gaming terrain.
  12. As a quick update, I downloaded the basic TIE/ln model from AstroFossil last night and found it to be very highly detailed for an X-Wing scale mini. I rotated it a bit and cut the bottom half off, so that it'll look like it's crashed and sinking into sand when set on a table. I hit print on my 3D printer before leaving for work today. We'll see how the detail holds up. I'm printing it on the 'normal' setting, which is a 0.2mm layer height. I'm thinking that between painting, weathering and application of battle damage, I'll be able to cover up any particularly rough looking printer artifacts. More to come tonight.
  13. I 100% agree. I have so many ideas right now, but don't want to waste time on terrain that won't be tournament legal. Runewars has specific rules for user created terrain. I assume that Legion will have similar rules.
  14. I can't agree enough with the basing comment. A top tier, masterwork painted model looks unfinished with an unpainted base. A table standard model with a really solid base tends to get lots of compliments.
  15. Ok... so, we know that the Legion models are somewhere in the neighborhood of 34-36mm tall. An average American male is 5'10", or about 1.78m. In 1/48 scale, that works out to the average American male being 37mm tall. That's pretty close. What this means is that 1/48 scale models should work pretty well as Legion terrain. It also means that if you have a 3D printer, you can download any of the ships designed for X-Wing scale (about 1:270) and scale them up 562.5%, which would print them at 1:48 scale. Detail might be a little light depending on the model, but could work perfectly for a crashed model or a model with comparatively low detail to begin with. My plan is to try it out over the next couple of days. A dude named (I think) Astrofossil has some good models I plan on using as test models.