Posts Tagged ‘Star Wars’

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 5

Posted on October 19th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve made another tower for the Tatooine gaming table…The inspiration for the design came from the model in the FFG SW Legion demo table, which I belive in turn was inspired by the building in the middle of the SW movie pic below…I like that the de…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 4

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

No Tatooine gaming table would be complete without the addition of a moisture vaporator or two :)I considered a number of different materials with which to build the vaporators and the one that provided the best solution was…..Lego! :)A selection of …

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 4

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

No Tatooine gaming table would be complete without the addition of a moisture vaporator or two :)I considered a number of different materials with which to build the vaporators and the one that provided the best solution was…..Lego! :)A selection of …

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 3

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I had a question on which tools and equipment I’ve been using to sculpt the Tatooine buildings. One of the most important bits of kit to use is a respirator! These are available in all good DIY stores and start around £15 – £20 for the cheaper ones. They’re invaluable for insuring you don’t inhale the dust particles that come off the insulation foam when cutting and sanding. I also have a hoover next to me to help clear up all the bits and pieces that collect on the work desk. Alongside the respirator i’d also recommend wearing safety glasses to help limit the dust getting in your eyes…

Sanding wise, I use a 3M sanding block / loose sanding paper and a handy sanding stick! – Basically sand paper wood glued onto a 1cm depth ruler-like lenghth of hard wood. This has proved invaluable for the majority of sanding I’ve done, providing great control and enabling large flat sweeping sanding, the ability to shape good quality curves, as well as used for more accurate scoring or angled sanding…

In terms of cutting, the retractable knife has done most of the leg work. The foam can blunt blades pretty quickly, so it’s worth stocking up on extra blades. Other knifes and saws are also handy for bigger cuts where initial accuracy isn’t needed. I’ve also used a chisel for gouging out unwanted foam as well as smaller files for tidying up any small details, for example, round the door frames…

Cocktail sticks and bamboo skewers have proved really handy for pinning foam pieces in place whilst the glue drys. The rolling pins come in handy for wrapping sandpaper round for creating curves in things like the underside of doorways (and for poking unruly jawas ;)…

And to bring it all together, the trusty wood glue…

Until next time :)

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 3

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I had a question on which tools and equipment I’ve been using to sculpt the Tatooine buildings. One of the most important bits of kit to use is a respirator! These are available in all good DIY stores and start around £15 – £20 for the cheaper ones. They’re invaluable for insuring you don’t inhale the dust particles that come off the insulation foam when cutting and sanding. I also have a hoover next to me to help clear up all the bits and pieces that collect on the work desk. Alongside the respirator i’d also recommend wearing safety glasses to help limit the dust getting in your eyes…

Sanding wise, I use a 3M sanding block / loose sanding paper and a handy sanding stick! – Basically sand paper wood glued onto a 1cm depth ruler-like lenghth of hard wood. This has proved invaluable for the majority of sanding I’ve done, providing great control and enabling large flat sweeping sanding, the ability to shape good quality curves, as well as used for more accurate scoring or angled sanding…

In terms of cutting, the retractable knife has done most of the leg work. The foam can blunt blades pretty quickly, so it’s worth stocking up on extra blades. Other knifes and saws are also handy for bigger cuts where initial accuracy isn’t needed. I’ve also used a chisel for gouging out unwanted foam as well as smaller files for tidying up any small details, for example, round the door frames…

Cocktail sticks and bamboo skewers have proved really handy for pinning foam pieces in place whilst the glue drys. The rolling pins come in handy for wrapping sandpaper round for creating curves in things like the underside of doorways (and for poking unruly jawas ;)…

And to bring it all together, the trusty wood glue…

Until next time :)

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 2

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Been working on a tower building for the Tatooine table…The inspiration for the design came from the building you can see in the back right of this picture here;I made the building in 3 stages; top, middle and bottom sanding and smoothing the foam un…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 2

Posted on October 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Been working on a tower building for the Tatooine table…The inspiration for the design came from the building you can see in the back right of this picture here;I made the building in 3 stages; top, middle and bottom sanding and smoothing the foam un…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 1

Posted on October 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Whilst eagerly awaiting the release of FFG’s Star Wars Legion, I decided to create some Tatooine inspired terrain…The space port was constructed out of standard insulation foam. Unlike extruded polystyrene, I find it really good for sanding and shapi…

Star Wars Legion – Tatooine Table – Part 1

Posted on October 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Whilst eagerly awaiting the release of FFG’s Star Wars Legion, I decided to create some Tatooine inspired terrain…The space port was constructed out of standard insulation foam. Unlike extruded polystyrene, I find it really good for sanding and shapi…

Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Power/Repulsor/Laser Systems & Airbrake Flaps]

Posted on October 15th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Filling up the snowspeeder’s upper hull involved assembling and painting two large units, each of which contains the power coupling/convertor, laser activator, air intake, repulsor and air brake flap. They are basically the second most focused-on eye c…

Star Wars Scenery Showcase: Sullust

Posted on October 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The other scenery board I made for Fantasy Flight’s upcoming miniatures game Star Wars: Legion was this Imperial mining facility, set among the sulfur flats and lava flows on the planet Sullust.


 

I took plenty of photos while building this table, so I can talk about the construction process a little more:

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Star Wars Scenery Showcase: Sullust

Posted on October 14th, 2017 under , . Posted by

The other scenery board I made for Fantasy Flight’s upcoming miniatures game Star Wars: Legion was this Imperial mining facility, set among the sulfur flats and lava flows on the planet Sullust.


 

I took plenty of photos while building this table, so I can talk about the construction process a little more:

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The Last Jedi

Posted on October 10th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

We now have the last trailer for the The Last Jedi, the next Star Wars film. There are many elements that are reminiscent of The Empire Strikes Back, the big AT-AT Walkers, new Jedi learning to use the force. The Last Jedi is in cinemas on the 15th Dec…

Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Initial Dry Fitting of Parts Painted So Far]

Posted on October 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

When I first started out in this hobby I always grappled with the dilemma of either painting a fully assembled kit or painting individual parts before putting them all together. Of course I now know this to be a false dilemma. There is a third option t…

Star Wars Scenery Showcase: Lothol

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Over the summer, Fantasy Flight Games commissioned me to make some boards for their new miniatures game, Star Wars Legion. It was exciting to finally see the game debuted at Gencon. Here’s a look at the Lothol demo board that I made for them.


 

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Star Wars Scenery Showcase: Lothol

Posted on October 7th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Over the summer, Fantasy Flight Games commissioned me to make some boards for their new miniatures game, Star Wars Legion. It was exciting to finally see the game debuted at Gencon. Here’s a look at the Lothol demo board that I made for them.


 

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Star Wars RPG: Reading the Rolls (Lightsaber)

Posted on October 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It’s that time once again, scoundrels, scum and villains! I shall for the umpteenth time throw you more precarious situations in which you and your […]

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Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Power Generator, Cooling Fins and Insulators]

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Prior to the first dry fitting using parts already painted, there was one further section of the snowspeeder to complete namely its power generator with cooling fins. But before I began work, something kept tugging at the edge of my mind and wouldn’t l…

Star Wars Snowspeeder [WIP – Power Generator, Cooling Fins and Insulators]

Posted on September 28th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Prior to the first dry fitting using parts already painted, there was one further section of the snowspeeder to complete namely its power generator with cooling fins. But before I began work, something kept tugging at the edge of my mind and wouldn’t l…

Star Wars: Legion – Crates and Statues

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Work on the last big piece of terrain for my Jedha-inspired mat has just begun and I finished some small bits and pieces that will be used to fill the board where necessary.Being loosely based on Jedha, the gaming mat had to host at least one piece of …

Star Wars: Legion – Crates and Statues

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Work on the last big piece of terrain for my Jedha-inspired mat has just begun and I finished some small bits and pieces that will be used to fill the board where necessary.Being loosely based on Jedha, the gaming mat had to host at least one piece of …

Imperial Assault: Return to Hoth finished models.

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Last week I finished up all the models from the Return to Hoth expansion.  From start to finish, the project took me exactly a week, which is not a bad bit of progress.  “ForceFriday” a few weeks ago has really rekindled in me, my love for St…

Imperial Assault: Return to Hoth finished models.

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Last week I finished up all the models from the Return to Hoth expansion.  From start to finish, the project took me exactly a week, which is not a bad bit of progress.  “ForceFriday” a few weeks ago has really rekindled in me, my love for St…

Star Wars: Legion – Imperial Style Shed

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

When thinking about sites of Star Wars ground battles, the Battle of Hoth is definitely the first thing that comes to my mind but the infiltration of the Death Star shield generator on Endor is a close second. Wnhile looking for inspiration for Legion …

Star Wars: Legion – Imperial Style Shed

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

When thinking about sites of Star Wars ground battles, the Battle of Hoth is definitely the first thing that comes to my mind but the infiltration of the Death Star shield generator on Endor is a close second. Wnhile looking for inspiration for Legion …