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Okay my First Order Brothers... just how happy does this make you?

:D  :)  :lol:

 

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LOOK DAT CUTE UTTIL MINI BLAST BLAST OUT DAT ASS ASS!

^_^

Blast it! I thought I was going to be the first to publicly bask in the glorious radiance of the TIE/sf, but you beat me to it!

 

Seriously, though, as much as I love the Scum faction, nothing is catching my aesthetic eye as much as this little beauty. Yes, it's just another TIE. Yes, it looks very similar to the TIE/fo. But the differences just please me so much! It's gonna be a great model.

 

 

We need bout six... don't we.

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Okay my First Order Brothers... just how happy does this make you?

:D  :)  :lol:

 

13319837_1034498593299632_48998463666325

 

LOOK DAT CUTE UTTIL MINI BLAST BLAST OUT DAT ASS ASS!

^_^

I didn't realize the TIE SF model actually has a turret; I assumed there wasn't one because of the stand. Makes the model so much better. 

 

 

YUP...  :wub:

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I can just see myself painting the Shadowcaster in a plethora of different military camos: Olive Drab, Navy Grey, Desert digital... *drool*

It will definitely help it hide in the foliage out there is space.

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I've never been super fond of the ARC - and the fact that LFL seemed determined to sell them like the Second Coming of the X-Wing didn't help - but since I like 95% of the prequel ships better than 95% of the original ships, I'll probably pick one up. Maybe have it be escorted by a couple of T-70s. 

 

I have to admit, the ARC looks really good up close.  It's got a weathered, beaten old look to the paint job and the model's really good.  The TIE/sf looks very sleek and modern in comparison, as it should be.

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The Shadowcaster looks like some one took the USS Defiant from Deep Space Nine and the Romulan Warbird from the episode Balance of Terror and combined them into one ship. Don't get me wrong. I love the look of the Shadowcaster but she reminds me of those two Star Trek ships.

This.

 

Good on ya mate for everyone who likes the ship, but it hits my eyeballs as waay too Star Trek, (and even a smidge bit Firefly).

 

and the Protectorate fighter looks like a M3-A thats been spun around. Which is nobodies "fault" (pretty sure the artists that designed the two didn't have a chance to compare notes or consider each ship being in a hodge podge crossover like this). Oh, gonna pick up two, looks like fun and I even do like the design... just can't unsee the "reversed Scyk" profile.

 

all the /sf's... don't even bother, I've already preordered the production run. ;)

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Really love the ARC's battered look. It's also going to be a great painting base.

 

And taste is different: Some hate the Arc, some hate the Shadowcaster for it's lazy design.

 

As written before: Even to me the Fang looks A LOT like a reverted Scyk. Unfortunately FFG could not know that the Fang would appear in Rebels, otherwise they might have ignored the Scyk. Now it's too late. It will look really stupid if you field them together.

And the Fang looks far too clean for my taste (do not even get me started about the Ghost and the Shadowcaster)

 

Edit: typo

Edited by Managarmr

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Okay my First Order Brothers... just how happy does this make you?

:D  :)  :lol:

 

13319837_1034498593299632_48998463666325

 

LOOK DAT CUTE UTTIL MINI BLAST BLAST OUT DAT ASS ASS!

^_^

I didn't realize the TIE SF model actually has a turret; I assumed there wasn't one because of the stand. Makes the model so much better. 

 

 

YUP...  :wub:

 

ffg actually did it the absolute madmen

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or, if seismic torps are any good (they're not shaping up to be normal torps as apparently they're fired on ACTION:), drop Shara down to Stay on Target, Targeting Astro and Hera [33] and give Norra bb-8 [38] leaving 3 points after biggs to hopefully put the torp on someone

I'm fairly certain that Seismic Torpedoes are for destroying obstacles. The end of the article states that this wave has "upgrades and ordnance that literally change the shape of the battlefield", a clear reference to the Shadow Caster's droppable debris and the Seismic Torpedo as it is the only ordnance in the wave.

 

 

Fascinating--can I say that on a Star Wars thread?--I asked about the possibility of ordnance being capable of removing asteroids (or mines, I suppose) and was vehemently told that it would never happen. Wish I had the care or time to find where I posted, but looks like I had a real vision of the future! 

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Anyone else think the arc is oddly too wide and not long enough?

Gotta use that "CAPS" key. I thought you were talking about the base card I was nervous. Lol.

It's hard to tell from the pic given if the Arc is indeed too wide and not long enough. I can see what you're saying though.

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I'm not attacking any designers? I'm saying FFG took a model of something really awkward to physically produce because of it's shape and protrusions, and made a bloody good job of it. As someone who works with injection molding machines regularly, I can appreciate the hell out of how they've executed it (the guns on the X-wing still fascinate me from a molding standpoint).

The Lucasfilm designers put out something that looks, frankly, ridiculous. It's not the first time they've done so, and it won't be the last. Considering the number of wild looking ships they invent every year, some of them are always going to questionable. Not everything can be as instantly iconic as an X-wing or ISD. I still don't like the offset propulsion on the Jumpmaster, or the offset cockpit on the Falcon/Outrider, but it's not going to stop me from using them in a game for fun.

 

I thought they made perfect sense if:

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Edited by Ken at Sunrise

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I doubt the ps 3 will have an ept (need to give the 5 a reason to exist)

 

but if it's a 22 pointer, it might be very usable

 

then you can run four PS 5 crackshots if you want

nah man i got a need for baffles/rage even if its stupid. if it has ok greens every turn will be like

 

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I doubt the ps 3 will have an ept (need to give the 5 a reason to exist)

 

but if it's a 22 pointer, it might be very usable

 

then you can run four PS 5 crackshots if you want

nah man i got a need for baffles/rage even if its stupid. if it has ok greens every turn will be like

 

 

baffled rage is quickdraw's calling card :P

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