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  1. So, finally, we have both the Resistance Bomber and First Order TIE Silencer ready to be expansion packs, but they will likely be released when Episode VIII comes out in theaters. The only other ships I think need expansions are the Resistance Transport Pod, simply because it appears to be able to fight in combat based on what I saw of the Lego set, and the Resistance A-wing. Too bad, though, that the First Order has yet to have equivalent ships (although I think the TIE/sf fighter might be the equivalent to the A-wing while the TIE Silencer is obviously the equivalent to Poe Dameron's X-Wing, featured in the Heroes of the Resistance Expansion Pack).
  2. And sadly, Force Friday is now over all across the world, and there were actually no announcements at the end of the day. Weird. I mean, for Force Friday when Episode VII: The Force Awakens FFG released the sequel trilogy core game, and then did the first two expansion packs based on the standard Resistance X-wing and standard First Order TIE fighter on the day the film was released. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story had its own Force Friday last year at the start of September, and that was when FFG announced the Rebel Alliance U-Wing and Imperial TIE Striker, both of which were released on the day the film came out in theaters. So this is weird. I have to wonder if maybe FFG is waiting for the film to come out so that way it can do expansion packs based on the Resistance A-wing and Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer and have appropriate ship (with appropriate stats for pilot skill value, hull value, shield value, attack value, defense value, and squadron along with unique pilot abilities and what upgrade cards they can equip) and upgrade cards (including upgrades only intended for the particular ships) as well as maneuvers and dials that appropriately tie in with the ships in the film? Maybe that's the reason why.
  3. I know that this is X-Wing-related, but I can't seem to find anywhere else on the forums where this would have relevance. I'm a little disappointed over how Fantasy Flight Games revealed that their new product for Force Friday would be a two-player complete version of Destiny, and I had hoped that maybe they would have revealed some additional expansions for X-Wing Wave XII tying into The Last Jedi. For instance, I would think this would include a Resistance version of the A-Wing (maybe as the Resistance A-Wing Expansion Pack), as well as, duh, Kylo Ren's TIE fighter (either as the First Order TIE Silencer Expansion Pack, Kylo Ren's TIE Fighter Expansion Pack, Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer Expansion Pack, TIE Silencer Expansion Pack, or TIE/vn Expansion Pack). Maybe the Resistance Bomber, based on its description according to Wookieepedia, is also a starfighter of some kind, even though it appears to look more or less like a medium-sized capital ship. I'd say pilots for the A-wing should include Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, and either squadron pilots for Red, Blue, or Cobalt squadrons, while the TIE Silencer's pilots should definitely include Kylo Ren (maybe with his unique condition "I'll Show You the Dark Side," perhaps?) Other TIE Silencer pilots should maybe include pilots from Omega Squadron (the First Order's elite, like maybe an Omega Ace or Omega Specialist). As for the Resistance Bomber, assuming it's starfighter-sized and thus appropriate for X-Wing, its pilots should belong to Cobalt Squadron. Do any of y'all think otherwise? The Resistance "bomber" appears to look more or less like a medium-sized capital ship to me, thus making it completely inappropriate for X-Wing, yet the way Wookieepedia describes it the ship appears to have characteristics that would make it a starfighter that drops bombs similar to the TIE bomber and B-wing. (Of course, maybe FFG will reveal the truth hours after this has been posted, so maybe we'll learn then. If not, please share your thoughts.)
  4. Yeah, that was what I was referring to, and I'm not too concerned about painting if it only comes in the grey color. Furthermore, that's good that it's snap-together, but I do know that it looks like the Darth Vader figures included with the larger kit do need to be painted (the shoulder armor and the chest unit in particular), along with the ship's cockpit interior. Obviously the 1/144 scale kit concentrates only on the exterior with no interior. If you don't mind, since you've built the 1/72 kit I'd like to see photos of yours in particular to show me if you have to paint the cockpit interior or not. That's what I was referring to, not the solar panels.
  5. Okay, and what about this other kit from Bandai? I'm talking about the "Vehicle Model" palm-sized collector's series miniature kits while on the subject of Bandai. The seventh kit is of both the standard Imperial TIE fighter AND Vader's TIE. Based on reading the instructions those look a little bit easier to do just because they have fewer parts. And there's definitely no paint required, as opposed to both of the Vader figurines (and interior detailing) on the actual TIE Advanced kit that's at the 1/72 scale and available on its own. Are they also snap-together kits? Do they also have the option of either sticker or water-transfer decals? Finally, will they have blue paint or grey paint as the color other than black (on the solar panels)? I'd upload the instructions, but they're too big to upload here.
  6. Yeah, it's just that my modeling skills aren't great, especially with glue. Often, parts will end up getting misaligned and they tend to break because they're so awkward to fit, and even then I have to use glue anyway. The parts tend to be smaller than they appear and you end up stretching them OR they end up falling out and aren't permanent. Just to ask, have any of you built this kind of kit before? I just want to know so that way I'll know if y'all have had this problem because I've always had it with whatever "easy snap-together" model kits I've done before.
  7. I just thought I'd ask if there are any good models of the TIE Advanced/x1 out there that are not children's toys (especially not Lego models) and are not model kits that need to be assembled, either, but are reasonably priced and are painted in the exact colors Vader's TIE and the standard Imperial TIEs had in Episode IV with grey instead of the blue the Imperial TIE fighters and their variants (except for Vader's TIE, which never appeared in those other films) have in Episode V and Episode VI. And no, the TIE Advanced Expansion Pack for X-Wing doesn't count since I want to know if there are any that are also durable. I mentioned in a previous topic elsewhere that the TIE Advanced miniature is not a single component, but that its fuselage and wings/solar panels are glued together and thus the ship is prone to glue failure. Please include photographs if possible.
  8. I have two things I would like to know. First and foremost is: How do I fix miniatures made of separate components due to glue failure? I found this out recently when a TIE Advanced/x1 that I'm getting replaced due to the failure of its attachment peg's visible portion broke apart, showing that it appears the wings or solar panels or whatever anyone wants to call them appear to be separately attached to the fuselage and thus the entire miniature is NOT a single component. I therefore suspect that this is glue failure since it appears that a low-quality glue was used. Therefore, I want to know if anyone would recommend a kind of modeling glue or epoxy out there that they would prefer using and that works better than what FFG uses at its factory in (where else) Red China (no offense intended). The other thing I want to know is: How do I completely remove attachment pegs, including the portion that's actually glued within the miniature, from the actual spacecraft without causing damage? I recently noticed that the hole drilled into the miniature to accommodate the top of the attachment peg when it gets glued in is the same size for the top of a standard peg, suggesting I could just fit a normal peg into the ship without having to deal with a permanent attachment peg if necessary. I want to therefore know how to remove the entire attachment peg so I don't have to complain to FFG about getting replacement miniatures anymore, since I'm tired of the attachment peg's visible portion breaking off to where the portion glued into the spacecraft is left behind and impossible to remove. That's all. (The photo is when the attachment peg's bottom portion broke off before the left wing on the ship also broke off.)
  9. Dagnabbit, it happened to me again. Now it's happened to my Lambda-class shuttle. I guess the Rebels sabotaged it. So let me review what's happened so far. It's happened on both latter generations of original trilogy Rebel starfighters from the films (the A-wing and B-wing, including the B-wing in the Rebel Aces expansion), the Imperial TIE fighter from the original trilogy as well as Darth Vader's TIE fighter, and both my Lambda and TIE bomber (both of which now have replacements). I must wonder: If it happened to these ships, why didn't it happen to the TIE interceptor, the last remaining original trilogy Imperial starfighter? Why didn't it happen to Rebel starfighters introduced in the very first film (the X-wing and Y-wing)? And why has it not especially happened to the other original trilogy large ships (the Millennium Falcon, the YT-2400, and Slave I)? Has that happened to anyone yet? What about ships from the Rebels TV show or Rogue One, as well as "expanded universe" ships (both standard and Legends canon other than the B-wing from the Rebel Aces pack)? And what about Epic Play huge ships and any complementary standard play ships that go with them?
  10. Hey, Zeonix, I had been wishing this had happened to my own TIE Advanced first instead of my TIE bomber. You must have better luck than I do, although I'm sure you'll remind me that in our experience, there isn't such a thing as luck! But you did the right thing by getting it replaced. That's what I did with my TIE bomber (my older TIE bomber is still good as a decoration, and your TIE Advanced is still good for that purpose, too). Even if the pegs aren't good quality, and they include the attachment pegs, we have to give credit to the Fantasy Flight Games and Asmodee Editions folks. They're friendly enough to send us replacement miniatures if that happens, so we should cut them some slack even though this sometimes happens more often then we want.
  11. Yeah, Force Majeure, I'm not holding my breath, either. It's just a possibility. And yes, KraydKaflar, I think saboteurs on Lothal did sabotage your TIE fighter. Maybe that's what happened with my TIE bomber. Or perhaps I'm saying this because I'm in the Empire's pay.
  12. Hi, y'all, In response to y'all's remarks suggesting the use of magnets, that's the problem as Force Majeure points out. It's why I'm not very keen on replacing pegs with magnets. I just took a photo using my smartphone and uploaded it to my computer, then further uploaded it to the Asmodee parts request form page, which is http://parts.asmodeena.com. And they'll send you a new miniature for free and you don't have to buy the entire expansion all over again, nor do you have to waste time using superglue to reattach the peg, which can be a real hassle and nightmare, or use magnets. That's my suggestion, especially to you, juxstapo, since obviously you've got the variance issue which I have as well. The problem, of course, is if the miniature itself is damaged, and that's where you'll have to likely buy the entire pack all over again. And yes, Piscopas, if I want to buy a new expansion pack, I don't want to have to buy a duplicate for whatever reason. I'd rather be buying new ships like you do. I personally like to buy the original and sequel trilogy ships. (Speaking of which, why doesn't FFG do a prequel trilogy core set and matching expansion packs? I know a lot of Star Wars fans don't necessarily like how the prequels were done, but I know they did do the ARC-170 in Rebel Alliance/New Republic livery as part of Wave IX, and that ship was introduced in Revenge of the Sith. I'm just asking. And also, I'm glad that FFG is finally releasing Wave X's ships come Groundhog Day. I wonder why they had to take so long.) In other topics, what do y'all think of the title for Episode VIII?
  13. This is something that happened to me just this past week. I had recently received a clear X-Wing base and pegs package in the mail to try and get tighter-fitting bases and pegs on my X-Wing ships (I only own the ships featured in the original and sequel trilogies), not to mention replace a peg on my First Order TIE/fo Fighter Expansion Pack that broke. Well, guess what happened? As I tried to fit tighter-fitting pegs on my TIE bomber from my Imperial TIE Bomber Expansion Pack, the attachment peg on the miniature broke off just like that. [Giggle, just because I found it embarrassing.] Thankfully, the actual miniature wasn't damaged, and I was able to order a new TIE bomber miniature for free, but I want to know if this has ever happened to anyone else, where an attachment peg broke off someone's miniature and rendered it useless in playing X-Wing, but still useful as a little decoration or knick-knack. That's why I'm listing it here in the X-Wing Painting and Modification sub-forum since this is by virtue of technicality a modification. I tried listing this elsewhere in the forum, but no other sub-forum looked relevant. The funny thing about this was also that I never expected this to happen to my TIE bomber. In fact, I hoped that if this ever did happen, it would have happened to my TIE Advanced from my Imperial TIE Advanced Expansion Pack just because that's my favorite Imperial TIE fighter variant and it's the most underused and unloved TIE variant in the original trilogy. (Only Darth Vader used it in the original trilogy, and he only used it in Episode IV: A New Hope during the Battle of Yavin.) The other starfighters in the original trilogy were pretty much used all the time in those films, and those fighters that only appeared once still had multiple examples that got used in combat as well.