Star Wars


Citadel Painting Handle... Can't believe I bought one...

Yeah, well... The Citadel painting handle is one of those hobby products I never really thought I would ever need. Since there have been some mishaps last month and my left hand was immobilized for some time, I had a sudden change of mind: Don't Stop Me NowI was indeed very pleased with the result and I'm actually thinking about getting some more... It has been a great help finishing the Priority Supplies for Star Wars Legion and some Micro Art Studio Laser Towers for my Legion board.A chest of Lando's favourite wine.Ready to see some action...

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X-Wing 2nd Edition – Scum Always Rises to the Top

So it’s been a very exciting couple of weeks for X-Wing 2nd Edition. The new rule set was followed this past weekend by two huge tournaments, further injecting new life and excitement into the game. The UKTC and The Coruscant Invitational, won by The Weekend Warlords (again!) and Tom Forstner. Congrats to those guys for being top dogs amongst some of the best competition in the world. This means along with play testing on Vassal, there has been a plethora of live streams for me to pour through to help me make my decision as to which faction to invest my hard earned Intergalactic Credits with. Combined with my excitement for Disney’s big Mandalorian News this week quite frankly there is only one way forward for this guy in X-Wing 2nd Edition, and that is Scum and Villainy! Decisions Have Been Made With so much choice out there this was a decision that changed 3 or 4 times over the fortnight. Even at one point saying “actually, I’ll wait for The Resistance stuff before I join in”

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Mixed bag of troops and terrain

No gaming this week, sadly. Staying in theme, I have a ghoulish collection of miscellaneous pieces painted up.First up are four old West End Games 25mm stormtroopers that I somehow missed in my massive rebasing efforts a year or so ago.I have picked up a few pieces from Red Claw from the WizKids pre-primed sets. This includes two doors and a bunch of treasure chests.I also bought some oxen and then struggled to paint them. Not happy with result but tired of looking at them so I finished the bases.The postman delivered some more ghoulish not-Lego figures. No idea where they are from or when I ordered them. I presume an impulse buy during a terrible faculty council meeting.Up next: Probably some more 54mm troops.

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X-Wing 2nd Edition – Arrived It Has

It’s finally here. In what seemed like an eternity of waiting, X-Wing second edition the next instalment of Fantasy Flight Games’s flagship game has hit the shelves and tables around the globe. When X-Wing second edition was announced at FFG Worlds earlier in the year the Hype Train shot out of the station and I was sitting in First Class. X-Wing was the first tabletop game I went all in with. I loved Star Wars and I loved the simplicity of the game alongside the fact that you did not have to paint the models. This, in-particular, was also a huge draw for me. I got heavily involved in the game via tournaments, blogs, I joined a team and regularly took part in the Athena Games Stream Team. I’d never considered myself a top-tier player. I was closer to a mid-carder who had potential on the right day and the right list to nick a tournament win here or there. I’d attained the capability to beat anyone scalping store champs, regionals champs and national champs alike. However, I just did n

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Imperial Terrain - Desert Tower and Mechanic's House

Another two 3D-printed houses left the workbench: Imperial Terrain's Desert Tower and Mechanic's House.Both buildings belong to my absolute favourites in the IT range (although Dave is constantly pumping out new favourites...). While the Mechanic's House was painted right after printing, completion of the Desert Tower took a bit longer: It was part of the first shipment of Imperial Terrain buildings I received almost a year ago.Main reason for the painting delay was having to fix the deformed pipe detailthat runs along the tower. This copy of the tower had been one of Dave's early test prints so this obviously isn't an issue if you order from IT these days. I hesitated over it for quite some time but it eventually turned out to be an easy fix. I removed the misshaped part, remodelled it by hand and sanded the whole thing down until it looked right.Both buidings are quite an important addition to my table as their copper roofs will provide some nice contrast to the brick coloured gaming mat. As a result I went

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