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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from TasteTheRainbow in 2.0 - all who are leaving   
    There are PDFs available with point lists.  Also, even if you want a list builder, you don't necessarily need to use theirs.  I don't because YASB2 is just flat out better.  The official one will improve over time but it's really not necessary.
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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to Larky Bobble in FFG I'm a staunch defender when people say you're only in it for the $$   
    Oh, and by the way FFG, the best thing, other than the game mechanics and painted ships, is...
    This forum.
    Thanks for keeping it free and open, letting us express ourselves. Honestly, I don't think people are acidic here, only nervous that the game they love is in trouble. And it's Star Wars.
    That's why the oldies keep coming back.
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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to Polda in Polda's X-Wing Repaints - Image heavy   
    Skull Leader, reporting for duty.

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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from NilsTillander in Tips on painting a TIE Defender   
    I didn't have to pull off the wings or anything, it's just a lot of panels so it takes a while.  Masking is one way of doing it but you don't need to, depends on how you work and what you're looking to do with it.
     

     
    ^^^ 162 panels.  If you are repainting the panels, make sure you really want to do this ...
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Jaden Corr in Tips on painting a TIE Defender   
    I didn't have to pull off the wings or anything, it's just a lot of panels so it takes a while.  Masking is one way of doing it but you don't need to, depends on how you work and what you're looking to do with it.
     

     
    ^^^ 162 panels.  If you are repainting the panels, make sure you really want to do this ...
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from NilsTillander in Going to be repainting a Firespray   
    I don't normally prep them at all, just paint right over the stock scheme. 
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Rexler Brath in 2.0 - all who are leaving   
    Honestly if 1.0 does what you want then just stick with 1.0.  Nothing wrong with that, as long as you're not looking for OP and you have enough people who want to get in that boat with you to get a game in.
    The 2.0 conversion kits aren't a re-purchase of what you already have, they are exactly what they say the are: a way to convert your ships to the new game.  What you bought is 1.0 content.  If that doesn't have sufficient value for you (and the price is, IMHO, extremely reasonable for what they are) then don't buy them and keep playing 1.0.
    I think most people going to 2.0 don't really care if some people are sticking with 1.0 and most people sticking with 1.0 don't really care if they're a minority, but you wouldn't know it from reading the forums ... 
    (All my 1.0 cardboard is in a shoebox right now and I would happily give it away if someone local who could use it asked for it, FWIW.)
     
     
     
     
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from JJ48 in 2.0 - all who are leaving   
    Honestly if 1.0 does what you want then just stick with 1.0.  Nothing wrong with that, as long as you're not looking for OP and you have enough people who want to get in that boat with you to get a game in.
    The 2.0 conversion kits aren't a re-purchase of what you already have, they are exactly what they say the are: a way to convert your ships to the new game.  What you bought is 1.0 content.  If that doesn't have sufficient value for you (and the price is, IMHO, extremely reasonable for what they are) then don't buy them and keep playing 1.0.
    I think most people going to 2.0 don't really care if some people are sticking with 1.0 and most people sticking with 1.0 don't really care if they're a minority, but you wouldn't know it from reading the forums ... 
    (All my 1.0 cardboard is in a shoebox right now and I would happily give it away if someone local who could use it asked for it, FWIW.)
     
     
     
     
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from FTS Gecko in Do away with cards?   
    [citation needed]
     
    For me, in 1st Ed, I stopped using cards entirely and just played with a printout from YASB.  I did this because:
    So many cards to play with (upgrade card spam) made packing/setup/cleanup take forever; Lots of cards were errata'd and the printout was at least up to date; The cards weren't so great looking anyway. In 2.0, there are a lot fewer cards on the table, generally speaking, and the ones you do need I think are a lot more visually appealing and usable than the old ones.  So I'm actually switching back to using real cards instead of a printout.
    But, YMMV, if you're having fun you're doing it right.
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from McTavish in Do away with cards?   
    [citation needed]
     
    For me, in 1st Ed, I stopped using cards entirely and just played with a printout from YASB.  I did this because:
    So many cards to play with (upgrade card spam) made packing/setup/cleanup take forever; Lots of cards were errata'd and the printout was at least up to date; The cards weren't so great looking anyway. In 2.0, there are a lot fewer cards on the table, generally speaking, and the ones you do need I think are a lot more visually appealing and usable than the old ones.  So I'm actually switching back to using real cards instead of a printout.
    But, YMMV, if you're having fun you're doing it right.
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from dinobaldi in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Gunboats!

     
    You know what I love about gunboats, I mean, really love about them?  They aren't TIEs.  No damned white wing panels.  These things paint up super easy and look fantastic. 



     
    GUNBOAT
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Stryker359 in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Fang fighters!





     
    Still have one more of these on the table, but I'm not repositioning its wings, I felt like keeping one flat.
     
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Stryker359 in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Finished my third Fang Fighter.




     
    The whole set:

     
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from kris40k in Do away with cards?   
    [citation needed]
     
    For me, in 1st Ed, I stopped using cards entirely and just played with a printout from YASB.  I did this because:
    So many cards to play with (upgrade card spam) made packing/setup/cleanup take forever; Lots of cards were errata'd and the printout was at least up to date; The cards weren't so great looking anyway. In 2.0, there are a lot fewer cards on the table, generally speaking, and the ones you do need I think are a lot more visually appealing and usable than the old ones.  So I'm actually switching back to using real cards instead of a printout.
    But, YMMV, if you're having fun you're doing it right.
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Managarmr in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Finished my third Fang Fighter.




     
    The whole set:

     
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Danath "ATLAS" in Do away with cards?   
    [citation needed]
     
    For me, in 1st Ed, I stopped using cards entirely and just played with a printout from YASB.  I did this because:
    So many cards to play with (upgrade card spam) made packing/setup/cleanup take forever; Lots of cards were errata'd and the printout was at least up to date; The cards weren't so great looking anyway. In 2.0, there are a lot fewer cards on the table, generally speaking, and the ones you do need I think are a lot more visually appealing and usable than the old ones.  So I'm actually switching back to using real cards instead of a printout.
    But, YMMV, if you're having fun you're doing it right.
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from evanger in Do away with cards?   
    [citation needed]
     
    For me, in 1st Ed, I stopped using cards entirely and just played with a printout from YASB.  I did this because:
    So many cards to play with (upgrade card spam) made packing/setup/cleanup take forever; Lots of cards were errata'd and the printout was at least up to date; The cards weren't so great looking anyway. In 2.0, there are a lot fewer cards on the table, generally speaking, and the ones you do need I think are a lot more visually appealing and usable than the old ones.  So I'm actually switching back to using real cards instead of a printout.
    But, YMMV, if you're having fun you're doing it right.
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from KCDodger in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Finished my third Fang Fighter.




     
    The whole set:

     
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Burius1981 in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Another scum ship complete!  This time a Y-wing.
     

     

     

     

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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Burius1981 in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Decimator!  


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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Burius1981 in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    So, you're the Emperor.  You rule the entire galaxy, more or less.  Most important person alive, maybe most important person ever.  Are you going to ride around in the same vanilla white Lambda taken by any podunk Admiral on his way to an exit interview with Vader?  Of course not.
     
    You're gonna bling it.
     

     

     

     
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Burius1981 in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    TIE Adv Prototype.  This guy was a blast to paint and fun to play so I'm definitely getting at least one more.



     
    TIE Interceptors.  The basic Interceptor is just done in the same scheme as the basic TIE.  For the Royal Guard TIE, I decided to leave the original red, paint in white panels and gold canopy around it, and then add some grey and gold embellishments.  The whole thing works much better than I was expecting, I'm really pleased with it.



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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from DeathStarEngineer in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Some Imperials.  I left my Imperials unpainted until well into my Rebels because I couldn't think of a scheme that fit the important criteria:
     
    1. Looks clean, uniform, and consistent, as Imperials are wont to do.
    2. Looks "Imperial" (poorly defined)
    3. Not something I've seen a lot of other people do.
     
    I ended up drawing inspiration from the Centauri Republic for this -- purple, white panels, gold canopies.  (Despite my well established distaste for painting white, I use this scheme a fair bit -- my Skorne are in a basically similar scheme.)  This scheme has also drawn positive reviews from fans of Prince and the Indianapolis Colts, although that is unintentional.
     
    TIE Fighters


     
    (The number of TIEs whose white wing panels I have to paint before I can do it both easily and without looking terrible is converging with the total number of TIEs I have to paint.)
     
    Purple (Death)Rain (hat tip RogueLeader)


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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Kyle Ren in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Gunboats!

     
    You know what I love about gunboats, I mean, really love about them?  They aren't TIEs.  No damned white wing panels.  These things paint up super easy and look fantastic. 



     
    GUNBOAT
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from mcintma in preorder shipping outside the USA   
    Since they didn't do a pre-order, would they get any?  
    I don't really want a pre-order damage deck anyway so personally I hope they skipped pre-orders to avoid the damage deck hassle, as I'd rather just get my stuff sooner rather than later  
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