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28-11-2012, 08:30
Bought this a while back and had the urge to use larger ships. Bought the Kenner Blockade runner and Star destroyer )lights and sound)! Runners not a bad scale but the destroyer of course is waaaaaaay out of scale will do to represent a generic large Imperial ship however and more importantly lends some eye candy to the game.

While the fighters come pre-painted (not half bad either) the larger ships got treated to a re-paint

Fantastic game btw, easy and lots of fun, plan to build a star destroyer rear section as a 3d game board and maybe a Nebulon B, probably throw in a trench run board too as I just bought and downloaded the deathstar surface print thingy, lots of other things planned...just need the time <sigh>

Btw the game mat was a picture taken from the hubble telescope then sent to an online company to print on pvc...feckin brilliant!

Corvette after a quick re-paint

Star Destroyer, bit o airbrush lurvin

I made the bases from some spare acrylic I had in the garage, created the damage chart using the principle that if you can touch it with the range ruler you can hit it, simple and effective

The shuttle is hallmark Christmas deccy, it even lights up and plays the imperial march...how cool is that!


Asteroids are simply lava rocks, hole drilled in bottom and flying bases attached...didn't even have to paint these..laaaaaaaazy!

the damned artificer
29-11-2012, 00:11
Man this is so cool! :D Where's the flying stand on the blockade runner and star destroyer from? Looks like the ones from Dragonforge :)

29-11-2012, 10:07
I was wondering if someone was going to a do a blog showing off these. And they look great!

Lava rock asteroids - what an awesome idea.

29-11-2012, 15:46
Damned, the base is simply made from some old acrylic I had lying around in the garage. I designed and printed the damage sheet myself. Wanting to keep things simple and in the spirit of x wing I figured if you can touch an area with the range ruler then you can damage it, from there its an easy tak to write your own rules into what the effect of the destroyed system might be. Works well and keeps things nice and open so you can tailor damage to the scenario in hand, cargo bays and crew quarters for instance could contain experimental fighters or important VIP's, take down the shield generators of the destroyer, etc.

30-11-2012, 12:27


30-11-2012, 22:38
Simply brilliant!


01-12-2012, 03:33
Extremely awesome!

03-12-2012, 11:45
What company did you use for printing the pvc mat?

03-12-2012, 13:04
Looks good! How does the Corvette fit in with the actual scale of the miniatures (1/270)? It looks about right, but I may be wrong. :)

05-12-2012, 08:35
The model is about 16" long, so scaling it up by a factor of 170 would make it 110m long - close enough.

New Cult King
05-12-2012, 09:07
WHERE did you get the Corvette?

05-12-2012, 09:56
Looks great, I love the airbrushing on the Blockade Runner.

I think you misspelled 'hangar' on the Star Destroyer though.

06-12-2012, 16:05
You can pick up the Corvettes from ebay, look for 'blockade runners' they are the Kenner light n sound models

PVC matt was from supersizeprint.co.uk

Freakiq, I assure you it is spelled correctly, look I managed to snap one launching the other day ;)


06-12-2012, 16:06
No particular reason why I decided to build this, I just always loved the look of the Sundered Heart with those big fins on the back!

Built from card and magnetised they can easily detatched depending on what you need for the game in hand

I knew saving all those superglue caps would pay off one day!

Bit 'O slap on and it looks nice

New Cult King
08-12-2012, 06:23
Intense! :eek:

12-12-2012, 17:39
Way cool! Although I normally avoid pre-painted miniatures at all costs, my inner nerd is demanding that I buy into this game. :p

16-12-2012, 12:50
Truely impressive, it's like you're playing with the actual prop ships. Well done on selling me on this game.

Easy E
17-12-2012, 20:45
Nice Corvette.

14-01-2013, 21:54
Awesome log - I'm a big fan of X-Wing and taking a hiatus from 40k cause of it. Can see from other logs & X-Wing forums where your getting ideas from (or they have from you) - Picked up the Death Star board sheets myself - and the Imperial Shuttle from Hallmark. Wanting the Corvette next - and to scratch build a Nebulon B Frigate.

15-01-2013, 15:13
Wow! Just, wow!

Awesome stuff BDUK. You are really not helping me resist getting into this... :)

Hope to see more from you.


30-01-2013, 16:59
Join me Taarnak and we shall rule the galaxy together :skull:

30-01-2013, 19:48
Tie advanceds are damn good, tie-fighters...not so much.

The falcon however, is a tank.

Duke Donald
31-01-2013, 09:45
Really nice stuff, looking forward to seeing more.

23-05-2013, 15:05
Bagged one of these cheap Republic Star Destroyer snap kits a while back, it comes painted but nothing to get excited about. After a little tickle with the paints it presents some more nice eye candy for X-Wing. Looks great trading broadsides with the Imp Destroyer while the fighters dart in and out doing their stuff!

Ps. haven't had time to knock together a stand for her yet hence the mixed up bases on the pics, it will be pretty much the same as the Imp Destroyer, just a little bigger and tweaked here n there to represent the slightly different layout

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Republicstardestroyer1_zps429598ad.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Republicstardestroyer1_zps429598ad.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Republicstardestroyer2_zps09fa76e8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Republicstardestroyer2_zps09fa76e8.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Republicstardestroyer3_zps479d046a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Republicstardestroyer3_zps479d046a.jpg.html)

24-05-2013, 23:30
Damm I have one of those, paited when I was 14/16 and that just makes me want to revisit it, it looks soo nice, easily the best ship of the prequels.

25-05-2013, 04:19
Very nice work :)

You certainly improved on the standard kit!

28-06-2013, 19:48
This is just awesome. I really envy you for the Corvette. Great work.

Dark Aly
13-07-2013, 17:29
really enjoying this plog. I was already sold but even more so now. Birthday in august, guess what I'll be getting :) Please continue to be an inspiration.

15-07-2013, 23:57
impressive ( most impressive) work, I bet the game has more than a few extra players after viewing your pics!

18-07-2013, 16:46
If it inspires more budding pilots to play the game and have fun, it's all worth while :)

In the meantime I managed to throw together a base for the Cruiser
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/cruiserbase1_zpscbabca30.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/cruiserbase1_zpscbabca30.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/cruiserbase2_zps7b8f88bb.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/cruiserbase2_zps7b8f88bb.jpg.html)

Been busy with other projects now and in the foreseeable future but if I ever get the spare time would love to knock together a Nebulon B. Always loved the quirky look and would get rid of some of the rubbish lying around in my bits box!

28-07-2013, 22:22
What the heck, have decided to scratch up a Nebulon B, always liked the freaky look...just looks like it should be floating around in space

My first decision really was size. Based on the picture below built to scale the Neb B would be 1.5M long, while easily do-able I just felt it was a little impractical for casual play an storing the damn thing on my already heaving shelves!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/12621239203_SPLASH_zps52379cca.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/12621239203_SPLASH_zps52379cca.jpg.html)

Anyhow, I have taken the decision to build this to a more suitable scale of about 50cm long, this puts it alongside my 'big ship' scale of the rest of the vessels in this thread and keeps everything pretty uniform, I also feel it offers a suitably impressive scale while still being practical to use in the sort of games I play

Now, I don't often do build blogs and I cant promise this will be a long winded thing as when I get stuck into something I usually tear through them without pausing for breath or pictures! However I have a lot of different projects on the go at the moment so maybe just maybe I may include a few more WIP pics than normal ;)

First up, imagine a bald dude wandering around the toiletry department with a printout of a neb b in one hand and a puzzled look on his face toying with most of the shampoo bottles on the shelves, the things we suffer for our hobby!

End of the day, found what I was looking for and I reckon I will probably have the only Nebulon B that smells of ylang ylang and Iris this side of Hoth
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/20130727_154405_zpsee887c7a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/20130727_154405_zpsee887c7a.jpg.html)

Doesn't look like much right now but prepare for the magic to happen :)

29-07-2013, 09:55
That's going to be amazing! I agree that scaling it down a bit is probably a good idea, otherwise it would be unsuitable for anything other than display. So it will be about 10x the length of one of the starfighters?

30-07-2013, 15:33
DarthSte, stop it with all that 'force' magic dude, just checked and it is EXACTLY 10x an X-wing!!!

Been doing a little work on it, haven't scratched anything up for ages and really enjoying it, bear in mind I aint going for exact replica here, usually once I get started on these things I like to let my imagination take over a little, admittedly mainly because I am a lazy so and so :D

What I am aiming for is a cool looking larger ship that offers up some more eye candy and is playable in an already brilliant and fun game that you someone can point at and say '''ooooh, that's a Neb B'

Anyhow, bum end pretty much finished, I am building the Neb B so it can be broken down into engine, spar and front section to aid transport and storing

99% card seeing as its cheaper than plastic and I have tons of the stuff!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/nebwip1_zps61606dc5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/nebwip1_zps61606dc5.jpg.html)

O knew those old space marine sprues would come in useful one day!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/nebwip2_zpsa37cb2a0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/nebwip2_zpsa37cb2a0.jpg.html)

Good old pritt stick tubes, all those years of Blue Peter finally rubbed off ;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/nebwip4_zps09e85d0d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/nebwip4_zps09e85d0d.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/nebwip5_zps7be36b8e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/nebwip5_zps7be36b8e.jpg.html)

Right, better crack on and get the rest done, I need my table back for paying jobs!

30-07-2013, 16:37
*waves hand all mystic like*

Looks great, please package it well when you post it to me...

Dark Aly
31-07-2013, 16:43
that's looking great. I remember playing x-wing on my old 486 computer. Nebulon B's were lethal.

keep up the good work.

31-07-2013, 17:40
I will post it to you flat pack DarthSte, in the form of several sheets of cardboard, you supply your own craft knife ;)

Done a little more work on the Neb. Central spar finished, will probably add a few docking pegs so the falcon and fighters can be attached during games, will make for some fun scenarios. Started work on the front end, if nothing gets in the way should have the build work finished by tomorrow I reckon, not much left to do now

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MoreNebBWIP2_zpsc021581b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MoreNebBWIP2_zpsc021581b.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MoreNebBWIP8_zps321f15f7.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MoreNebBWIP8_zps321f15f7.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MoreNebBWIP5_zpsdb854e03.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MoreNebBWIP5_zpsdb854e03.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MoreNebBWIP4_zps6a2bd55c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MoreNebBWIP4_zps6a2bd55c.jpg.html)

01-08-2013, 14:49
Right, that's most of the building done, now onto the fun stuff, painting! Sadly it's gotta go in the cupboard for a couple of weeks while I clear my table of a few paying jobs, in the meantime here's some pics of the finished bird :)

Still got to put together a base of course so I borrowed the cruiser one for now

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP1_zps474f39cd.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP1_zps474f39cd.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP5_zps765011d8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP5_zps765011d8.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP13_zps6acecc7e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP13_zps6acecc7e.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP2_zps2b2555c9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP2_zps2b2555c9.jpg.html)

Added some pegs to the central spar which allow ships to be 'docked', there is also an open bay on the vane that fits a smaller fighter perfectly, might build a little shuttle for it, should make for some fun scenarios

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP10_zpsf3a48b3c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP10_zpsf3a48b3c.jpg.html)

Whole thing breaks down into 3 more manageable smaller parts coz its a real shelf hog!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP14_zps364124be.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/BulldogUK001/NebbuildWIP14_zps364124be.jpg.html)

01-08-2013, 15:00
That is really quite brilliant.

04-08-2013, 07:51
Undercoated the Neb B and put together a base. Its only a prototype so locations might change but I had to be a little 'artistic' with target locations to keep things relatively in the areas they should be while still allowing for a nice smooth gameplay. Added a few extra defensive lasers as it seems a little naked up front and I figure so many re-fits out there would probably cover several configurations, we are only casual gamers so we can live with it ;)

The Neb B aint the most user friendly when it comes to basing! Even though it balances perfectly along that central spar a stand there would interfere with the docked ships and I don't trust one attachment point, it's quite a heavy ship. Sits nice and snug in my solution and quickly lifts out

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/NebBbase3_zpsad4e246f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/NebBbase3_zpsad4e246f.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/NebBbase4_zps6fc833c2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/NebBbase4_zps6fc833c2.jpg.html)

Someone mentioned these were in service with the Empire too so had a little play with docked ship configurations....

maybe Fett, discussing Han's terms with the Vader himself?!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/NebBbase1_zps293a41ff.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/NebBbase1_zps293a41ff.jpg.html)

Or possibly the Emperor and his escorts stopping off for an emergency toilet break! (he is getting on a bit)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/NebBbase2_zps294f7d41.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/NebBbase2_zps294f7d41.jpg.html)

04-08-2013, 08:14
Anyone who spots the reference to the ultimate cross-over film first gets a free sweety! :OP

04-08-2013, 16:34
Awesome work, I really like seeing all the different ships docked with it

05-08-2013, 11:27
Is that Serenity in the reflection..?

14-08-2013, 17:53
And the Sweety goes to DarthSte! :)

Neb B finished, looks OK considering it started life as a Ylang Ylang and Iris Shower gel bottle!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/NebulonBFrigatefinished2_zps800cd61a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/NebulonBFrigatefinished2_zps800cd61a.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/NebulonBFrigatefinished11_zps756dffd3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/NebulonBFrigatefinished11_zps756dffd3.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/NebulonBFrigatefinished9_zpsa896ccc2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/NebulonBFrigatefinished9_zpsa896ccc2.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/NebulonBFrigatefinished7_zpsf16c9072.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/NebulonBFrigatefinished7_zpsf16c9072.jpg.html)

Right, got a Micro-machines Rebel Transport coming my way for a re-paint and another Blockade runner to convert into a Gunship...any suggestions what to scratch up after I have done with them? Bear in mind anything 'big' will be scaled down to game size

15-08-2013, 00:49
You've already made the Nebulon B, it's all down hill from here man. That was always the coolest looking Star Wars capital ship. Although any of the various Mon Calamari cruisers would be neat.

15-08-2013, 10:18
yeah the mon calamari ship in the battle with the death star would be cool

15-08-2013, 10:37
The Mon cal has been mentioned a few times but it just doesn't inspire me as its a pretty boring subject, basically a sausage with lumps on it. oooer!

Anyhow, think I just found my new project, soon as the troop transport and gunship are finished, I think I might go for this as it was one of those thunderbolt moments soon as I saw this picture

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/untitled_zps17cef287.png (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/untitled_zps17cef287.png.html)

Harrower Dreadnought, will take it down to my self imposed gaming scale of 50cm of course, might even add some fun gaming elements to it, maybe a central dock that you can 'load' with a few tie fighters and using a push rod to 'launch' the stack of them as you need, sort of a limited ammo thing

I can only find a few pictures of this fella btw and from the side it looks long n pointy much like the standard Destroyers but I kind of like the more 'chibi' look from this angle so may well go with those proportions :)

15-08-2013, 10:42
use a real sausage and when its destroyed you have a snack on hand :D

I have not seen that ship before, it is a really cool design and would be a fun build, go for it!

17-08-2013, 04:05
The Outrider would be a neat one

19-08-2013, 15:45
Right, that's the Mon Cal Cruiser done, quite proud of this one, best yet, might stick it on CMoN...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/BulldogUK001/20130819_150738_zpse17ff803.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/BulldogUK001/20130819_150738_zpse17ff803.jpg.html)

19-08-2013, 16:02
Wow! That's far superior to your previous models!! :D

21-08-2013, 10:52
Purchased one of these 3d printed senators shuttles. nice model but I gotta be honest at 30 quid including shipping little pricey for my liking, wouldn't do it again!

Anyhow, printed off some third party manoeuvre cards, etc and we got ourselves a funky little focus for objective based missions :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/X-wingSenatorsShuttle1_zps75ee6c48.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/X-wingSenatorsShuttle1_zps75ee6c48.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/X-wingSenatorsShuttle3_zps03b00fe4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/X-wingSenatorsShuttle3_zps03b00fe4.jpg.html)

Took a quick copy of the front end so I can 'dock' him into the Neb B too!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/X-wingSenatorsShuttle5_zpse3c05562.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/X-wingSenatorsShuttle5_zpse3c05562.jpg.html)

26-08-2013, 13:41
brilliant mon cal cruiser lol!

Easy E
26-08-2013, 20:09
I never noticed how phallic the Mon Cal Cruiser was before.

31-08-2013, 16:17
Dangit Bulldog, first you got me into Dust and now your fantastic work has gotten me interested in X-Wing! Stop making me spend money!

But seriously, the Nebulon is great.

02-09-2013, 18:54
Sorry chewbacacabra, I'm a bad bad man! Better save your pennies there is a lot of kickstarter stuff incoming too!

In the meantime, picked up a galoob micro machine rebel transport play set. Nice size, pretty damn close to the future offering from ffg I would say, if you drop on can pick one up from ebay for about Ģ20!

Its nice but a little plain out of the box quick dust over with a little colour and a little tickle with the airbrush and it fits nicely with the rest of the fleet. Will knock up a stand ASAP

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/rebeltransport1_zps04dde91e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/rebeltransport1_zps04dde91e.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/rebeltransport3_zpsae1f998f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/rebeltransport3_zpsae1f998f.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/rebeltransport2_zps67fa274f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/rebeltransport2_zps67fa274f.jpg.html)

09-09-2013, 21:03
Quick base knocked up for the Transport, thought it might be fun to break up the cargo area into sections to allow for more options in scenario play

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Rebelfleet1_zpsbfd69353.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Rebelfleet1_zpsbfd69353.jpg.html)

And a little get together of the Rebel fleet so far, just the wave 3 releases to add once they finally hit the UK shores and I another corvette to convert into a gunship
Obviously relative scale doesn't really bother me too much, just as long as the big ships are bigger things can be evened out in the rules and stats ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Rebelfleet3_zpse7e20bfc.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Rebelfleet3_zpse7e20bfc.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Rebelfleet6_zps818b4ea5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Rebelfleet6_zps818b4ea5.jpg.html)

Seeing as the Imperials only have a Star Destroyer right now think next bit of spare time I have I will start work on either the planned Imperial Dreadnought or Imperial gunship...

18-10-2013, 13:37
Your Nebulon B is absolutely stunning!

(the other stuff is great too, but the Nebulon really is outstanding:cool:)

Karak Norn Clansman
18-10-2013, 21:55
Very neat work!

Dr Zoidberg
21-10-2013, 11:47
Reading this blog has just given me one giant Star War fan-gasm. Incredible work mate.

06-11-2013, 09:41
I showed your plog to my mate yesterday and now he is demanding that this game be purchased.

06-11-2013, 10:43
BUY BUY BUY...you also need Star Trek Attack wing!

06-11-2013, 18:28
Yeah he's enough of a Trekkie nerd that he might be keen on that. Me - not so much.

But I'll happily split costs on some X-Wings and Tie fighters for space action.

17-06-2014, 16:31
Haven't really done much with X-wing lately because, lets be honest, Star Trek Attack wing is a much superior game (casts the line....LOL)

Anyhow, even though I still haven't even opened my tantive and troop transport that arrived a few weeks ago I am sort of looking forward to getting back into the swing of things with Xwing

To get myself into the mood I decided to re-paint all the X-wing ships I currently have (falcon, shuttle slave 1 etc still to do)

Well, not so much re-paints I would describe them as simply adding a little colour and picking out the details. Also magnetised all the ships for some fun swooooooping action :)

Until I saw this picture of the re-painted X-wing sat next to the out of the box miniature (on the right) I really didn't realise just how terrible they were!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingrepaints2_zpsc9b9d369.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingrepaints2_zpsc9b9d369.jpg.html)

2 x-wing squads painted
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B, Y and A wings done
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Space Debris made from some cheap micromachine ships I had laying around, will grab some tie's to make some empire wreckage too
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingrepaints5_zps530e9f0b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingrepaints5_zps530e9f0b.jpg.html)

Tie fighters finished
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Tie variants finished
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17-06-2014, 16:39
Oh, I also knocked together a quick deathstar board, simple affair, simply the available pdf you can purchase glued onto high density polystyrene, quick, durable and easy to store when not using. The turbo turrets were card model kits purchased from ebay, quite nice!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Deathstar5_zps0c40005b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Deathstar5_zps0c40005b.jpg.html)

stay tight n low!
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The force is strong in this one...
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You're all clear kid!
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17-06-2014, 17:41
Excellent work, as always. Curious to see a side by side of your Tantive IV next to the new one...

17-06-2014, 18:30
Just for you incredisteve I will crack the box open tomorrow and get a side by side comparison, ffg model looks a lot smaller, actually more on scale with my nebulon B come to think of it so not all bad

19-06-2014, 16:55
Here you go mate, Kenner and FFG runner side by side, obviously the FFG models are the smaller ones...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/xwingcomparison1_zps6a8820a0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/xwingcomparison1_zps6a8820a0.jpg.html)

and the transport, FFG's stock paint jobs are starting to go beyond terrible

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/xwingcomparison6_zps3a397c20.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/xwingcomparison6_zps3a397c20.jpg.html)

The FFG runner looks nice against my Neb B

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/xwingcomparison5_zps267f129e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/xwingcomparison5_zps267f129e.jpg.html)

19-06-2014, 18:08
Agreed, that scale looks great with the Nebulon B. Thanks for the pics! I'm sure you'll have them painted up to spec with your usual reality-defying speed ;)

19-06-2014, 22:12
nice pic comparison. Love that deathstar board

24-06-2014, 17:29
Finished a few more re-paints...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingrepaintsbatch21_zpsb9323247.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingrepaintsbatch21_zpsb9323247.jpg.html)

Back shuttle is the Xmas Bauble and front is the FFG shuttle, as you can see the FFG is slightly smaller
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingrepaintsbatch25_zps05d79506.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingrepaintsbatch25_zps05d79506.jpg.html)

This is the Xmas bauble shuttle, frankly its much better than the official FFG version and it lights up and plays the Empire march!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingrepaintsbatch23_zpsd581008d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingrepaintsbatch23_zpsd581008d.jpg.html)

Even though I was one of the special few who had the personalised version of this stock shuttle with actual fingerprints from the little Chinese guy who dipped it in a bucket of emulsion (I kid you not) I still forced myself to re-paint...
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Slave 1
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Spiced up the two Ace Interceptors with a few extra wings, an idea blatantly copied from Major Tom because it looks brilliant and I have no shame...cheers Tom :)
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27-06-2014, 19:40
Finally finished all the little chaps, up to date right now so can paint as they release, just I time for the next wave of Star Trek AW! :)

Falcon, Hawk, Tie Defender and Phantom done in this batch, still unsure whether I can be bothered to purchase the E-wing and headhunter right now but will probably end up with them in the name of a complete collection and to give more choice in games

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Kept the Falcon as standard, just spruced it up a little
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Re painted the Hawk
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Defender and Phantom, basically just touched up and brought out the details and added the cloaking effect to the Phantom
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingrepaintsbatch36_zpsdf6c82fd.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingrepaintsbatch36_zpsdf6c82fd.jpg.html)
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05-07-2014, 14:03
That cloaking effect looks real nice. I'm going to pass a link to this thread onto my mate who's been collecting Imperial units to play against his wife...

09-07-2014, 22:03
Grabbed some brilliant templates and cards from 'afewmaneuvers.com' by sans_fi. After playing around with the scale of the ship template got it to fit on my custom ISD base, voila a 'working ISD for my games using the huge ship rules. Of course, the 'special' people among us will be tearing their hair out screaming 'WHAT ABOUT SCALE' but frankly I don't care when I can have a couple of destroyers trading broad sides while the little guys are weaving in and out doing what they do best, finally getting a little bit of my keen back for X-wing with the prospect of huge battles like this, it's what SW is all about IMO! My new 6 x 3 space mat is preparing for some action!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/ISD1_zps91c84eb6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/ISD1_zps91c84eb6.jpg.html)
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12-07-2014, 21:29
Re-painted the Z-95 and E-wing. Just brought out the detail with a little extra shading and lining really. Zed is really growing on me, I actually like the shape and look better than the X-wing!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/ZedandEwing2_zpsecdbfba9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/ZedandEwing2_zpsecdbfba9.jpg.html)
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Picked up a cheap Falcon a couple of weeks ago and seeing as I enjoyed painting my model decided to give this one a tickle over with the brush too, as tempted as I am to keep it think I will probably stick it on ebay and whatever it sells for can go towards the next wave :)

Right half has been tickled, left half is stock
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Finished falcon (might keep it yet)!

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23-07-2014, 10:31
Been nearly a year now since I have had both the time and inclination to crack out the x-wing stuff to play a game. Thanks to Dagobah Dave for creating a brilliant and fun Trench run scenario, I feel the bug has bitten again! :)

Not so long ago, on a tabletop pretty close to me.......

Rebels were off to a good start and soon took out a couple of Turbo Turrets. All started to go tits up for them when the first two X-wings began their run on the exhaust port. The time wasted dealing with the towers had allowed Vader and a tie wingman to reach the trench and they were hot on their trail following the discarded mcD wrappers from porkins ship. Alas, Porkins chubby girth and insatiable appetite was his downfall and as Vader locked on to his ship, Jek, trying to pull some evasive manoeuvres, knocked over an XL Banana milkshake, it's milky goodness wrecking his main console. His last moments as his ship exploded were spent licking his fingers clean of the sugary delight. let us salute him...its the way he would have wanted to go!
Vader Chuckled to himself and even had time to sort his in-flight Star Trek DVD collection into chronological order before blasting the poor Rookie pilot into a bazillion pieces. Huzzaaaah!
Meanwhile, back up top things were not going well for the rest of the Rebel forces, the remaining turrets had done a good job of weakening the Allied squadrons and the Tie's began to pick them off with impunity, the superior handling of the Imperial ships proving their worth weaving around the obstructions the surface of the Deathstar presented. The Rebels put up a good fight sending two Ties to a fiery death and putting the clock back but only delaying the inevitable. Luke, forgetting the fact that he may be awesome at murdering defenceless rodents but Imperial ships can shoot back, flew right into the path of several tie fighters, KABOOM! 'take that, on behalf of the Womp rat preservation society' the Imperial pilot screamed over the intercom. Vader breathed a sigh of relief as he could now avoid that awkward Father/son/sister talk he had been dredding.
One X-wing remained! He managed to start his trench run followed by 2 ties and Vader! It wasn't look good at all, suddenly Han and the Falcon appeared from nowhere laying down a barrage of fire on the two pursuing Imperial ships....and doing absolutely nothing! 'You're on your own kid...I just heard Leia turn the shower on, Chewy n me are off to perv. Make sure those Hydraulic doors in the cargo compartment are tied down Chewy or the H&S will do their nut' were his last words as the Falcon disappeared into the darkness of space. This was it, the last remaining X-wing tore down the trench, blasting a turret into oblivion. Only 2 turns before the Deathstar was into firing position and the Tie fighters opened up, the x-wing dodged fire from one but took damage from the other. The critical damage destroying the Proton torpedoes....gah! Game over! A victory for the Empire!

And they're off!
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Porkins and a rookie go for the port, Vader in hot pursuit!
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Stay on target...stay on targ.....KABOOOOOM!
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Doesn't look good for the remaining rookie in the trench...
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It wasn't! Vader chalks two kills in two turns, that dude is smooooking
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Trenchrun10_zps8bed6a2c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Trenchrun10_zps8bed6a2c.jpg.html)

Luke, I am your fath....oh, never mind
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I'm totally useless kid....your on your own!
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Some of the components for the Trench run, surface is a buyable PDF to print, large turrets you can pick up from ebay, just cut 'em out and build 'em. Exhaust port was originally going to be a simple round token then I spotted the bits box and had a half hour rainman moment! I rustled up the timer just for a little fun bling
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Trenchrun1_zps56afe08c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Trenchrun1_zps56afe08c.jpg.html)

See, if they had built it square the x-wings would have just overshot on the corners....take note Empire...
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30-07-2014, 10:27
Another great game of X-wing last night!

This time we pitted an Imperial Star Destroyer v a Republic Venator class destroyer, both with fighter escort...this wasn't going to be pretty!

The ISD 'Heavy Breathing' came in a 334pts and the Venator 'Slave Girl fantasy' at 344pts with the fighter escort making up 160pts and 150pts respectively to even things out. Both Destroyers used the templates and rules created by sans_fi but were fitted out differently using equipment cards

2 players per side, with me and a friend playing the Imps for the simple reason my cup of tea was on the windowsill and I didn't want to move :)

A few early victories went to the Rebels as the Venator blasted my Tie advanced and a couple of Tie fighters into tiny bits, the other fleet of ties commanded by captain calamity decided to fly a flanking manoeuvre taking in the local scenic spots until 'eventually' he started to draw the fire of the enemy fighters (a Y and B wing in the mix). It was a policy that sort of worked in the same way France surrended in WWII so we didn't have to fly sail as far to give the Bosh a jolly good spanking!

Things got close and dirty for a while as the fighters engaged in a vicious dogfight within the asteroid field, meanwhile both Destroyers traded devastating broadsides with the ISD coming out in a slightly better position

Meanwhile the Y wing and B wing also broke through attacking the ISD with impunity, returning fire with laser cannons and torpedoes both fighters joined the debris cloud floating around the battle field

It seemed that I was fighting this battle on my own with half of the fighter cover gone and the ISD taking a battering when finally the second group of Imperial fighters broke through and did a good job of weakening the shields on the fore section of the Venator, followed by withering fire from the ISD, it's shields buckled and internal explosions ripped through the super structure severely crippling it

In the face of utter destruction the Rebel forces decided to retreat and fight another day....Huzaaah!

No doubt, sometime in the future these two Leviathans will cross swords once again!

We allowed the two Destroyers to move using only the 1 or 2 straight and shallow turns and ruled that if you moved no energy was created that turn, seemed to work nicely as the battle progressed it became critical that you managed the energy efficiently, charging lasers, recovering shields and using various special actions

It also seemed a little unfair that the ISD would always fire before the Venator (same initiatives) as the damage these two monsters could inflict was a real battle changer so we decided to dice off each turn with the Empire winning ties

All in all a great game, looking forward to the rematch...hopefully on a bigger table!

'Two worlds collide, rival nations' as Survivor once sang...
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Malek and black Squadron flying escort
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Red Squadron, Blue Squadron and Dutch flying close support for the Venator
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Things got close in and nasty in the Asteroid field, surprisingly no Tie Fighters were taken out by an Asteroid...shocker
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30-07-2014, 15:31
Very nice! bring us more of it please. I enjoyed the report very much.

04-08-2014, 22:34
Started work on a space station and some Debris fields for X-wing/Attack wing

Basic shape of the station has been fleshed out
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Breaks down for easy storage
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Also made up some parts to create Debris fields, Asteroids and Asteroid installations!

Debris and space junk
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AsteroidsWIP1_zps58bde57a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AsteroidsWIP1_zps58bde57a.jpg.html)

Asteroids of various sizes
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AsteroidsWIP10_zps7a710b0d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AsteroidsWIP10_zps7a710b0d.jpg.html)

Some little Asteroid bases, weapon platforms, etc and the mandatory SPACE SLUG!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AsteroidsWIP11_zpsee6f458c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AsteroidsWIP11_zpsee6f458c.jpg.html)

Unfortunately I have a lot on over the next few weeks so work on the station and asteroids will have to go on the back boiler for a while...BAH!

08-08-2014, 08:32
Found a little time to assemble some debris fields, came out quite nice, just got to create a time machine so I can find the time to paint them now!

Some debris fields assembled
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/asteroids3_zps8de89e5d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/asteroids3_zps8de89e5d.jpg.html)

'Roids are removable to allow placement of ships
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Some standard 'roids, I apologise for the lack of potatoes!
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Some bases and facilities. I intend to link these using the walkways and magnets to create a network, I figure it would be fun to incorporate it into games and assign each section an ability, rather like huge ships
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/asteroids7_zpsad8792d0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/asteroids7_zpsad8792d0.jpg.html)

Space slug, careful he is hungry!
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Lord Hurin
08-08-2014, 10:02
Your stuff is really inspiring! I love it!

11-08-2014, 10:35
Totally loving the scenery. Been meaning to arrange some stuff like that for my Attack Wing games. Consider your work, my latest inspiration to get that scenery into gear.

13-08-2014, 20:24
Burnt a few candles at midnight and got detailing done on the Space Station, time to hit it with the hairy stick now!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/asteroidsdone18_zps833a1839.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/asteroidsdone18_zps833a1839.jpg.html)
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18-08-2014, 21:18
Seem to be having a build splurge, you know how it is, you see some poly offcuts and think MkII Rebel Assault Frigate, rest is history, had a weekend on it, coming together nicely

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Hot wire cutters, wonderful!
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Basic shape finished, now for the fine tuning
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Most of the main bits done, just got the tail end to work on now
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Only had a couple of crappy pictures to work off, none of which showed the **** end of the frigate, something provided this shot however for an upcoming Armada ship, should help with the booty build!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/10344814_918719854808314_3374478287466768794_n_zps fac9dfb0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/10344814_918719854808314_3374478287466768794_n_zps fac9dfb0.jpg.html)

Red Skullz
19-08-2014, 08:17
Really like this plog and all the positive stuff I`ve read about the game has intrigued, A LOT! ;)

You`re going to invest in the new game with larger scaled battles as well or?

20-08-2014, 05:45
Defo red skullz, planning on a little crossover too, maybe scale up the armada components for use with the xwing stuff and use the larger Kenner star destroyers for armada!

20-08-2014, 08:28
A few better shots of the Debris fields and stuff now I have slapped a little paint on, bobbed a few sets on ebay (unpainted) if you fancy grabbing a bargain ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Asteroidsfinished5_zps2eb292f3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Asteroidsfinished5_zps2eb292f3.jpg.html)
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20-08-2014, 13:22
I do not like the giant space slug...not the model (it is great) but the concept. George Lucas has to explain to me of what this organism lives someday. It stretches my suspension of disbelief too far.

Anyway, I am looking forward to your next sculpts.

20-08-2014, 17:57
Some people have said I get too attached to my creations. That's total rubbish, this little guy isn't allowed on the bed or the furniture :P

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/bob2_zps6384daac.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/bob2_zps6384daac.jpg.html)

20-08-2014, 17:58

Sent via Hyperpuls Nexus 7

21-08-2014, 14:46
Pretty much finished the basic shape now, will have to bob it away for a couple of weeks now I have my table back so I can crack on with some paid commission work but next will be detailing and a huge base!

Big fat Gypsy Spaceship
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I wonder who ate all the space pies?
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Teeny weeny xwing for scale
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Show off!
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Bum end
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Breaks down for easy storage/transport and leaves me the option of future mods ;)
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27-08-2014, 20:35
After losing the retreating Rebel fleet on the M25 bypass the Imperials decided to pull into a service station and draw straws to see who was going to tell Vader. Several days later 'Choky' smithers reported back in a hoarse voice that Vader would be personally commanding ISD 'Heavy Breathing' and continuing the hunt for the fleeing rebels. Eventually the Imperial fleet caught up with the Rebels after they were delayed waiting for Han to defrost, '48 hours at room temperature' be safe kids. The imperial forces consisted of some heavy hitters this time round, 2 advanced ties, 1 Defender, 2 tie bombers and 3 tie fighters. Vader commanded the ISD, Imperial forces came to 539pts, the ISD taking up 330 of that. Fortunately the Rebels had also been able to replace their losses from the previous encounter courtesy of 'Honest Hutts' second hand starfighters. The Rebel fleet consisted of 3 x wings, 2 B wings and the legendary Falcon piloted by a slightly damp Han with a very hairy Chewy manning the guns. Total points 540 with the Rebel destroyer taking up 334pts. While the advanced took the left flank to mix it up with Han the 2 bombers escorted by the 3 tie fighters skirted around the asteroid field (some excellent models created and soon to be sold by combatzone scenery, shameless plug, sorry no more Han set an intercept course to halt the incoming advanced fighters while the xwings and b wings forms a lance of naughtiness and headed straight for the bombers and escorts. The defender, well, it just sort of wandered into the asteroid field to take a closer look at the fantastic scenery created and sold by combatzone scenery (ok, I lied, there's another plug) First blood went to the advanced ties and the defender as they all released a deadly salvo of missiles into the closest B-wing, unable to dodge the incoming missiles the pilot gave them the finger and quickly ejected just before the B-wing exploded into a plethora of consonants. meanwhile Han, realising that he had left his phone on board the Venator (it had some particularly racy pictures of Leia that he didn't want to fall into the wrong hands) quickly pulled a Koiogran turn, speeding back towards his capital ship with a cold sweat breaking on his brow. After a brief exchange of hot laser death the Rebel forces dispatched a couple of tie fighters (when do they ever do anything else except explode)! However, they had done their job and the bombers were within range and locked on to the Venator ready to launch everything they had into the port side of the lumbering Behemoth. Suddenly the Rebels pulled a sneaky underhand move, just as sneaky underhand rebels always do, meh! Disrupting our communications they made us discard all our focus and lock on tokens. That single turn they denied is the opportunity to pummel the Venator AND we saw over 10 focus results go to waste. Bah! Some may say genius move, the rest of us say, Damn you! You underhand and sneaky rebels! In the centre of the asteroids field the Defender accidentally crashed into one of the amazing asteroid models, probably distracted by the awesomeness he wasn't too bothered as the rocks simply lifted off allowing the ship to sit neatly on the base while he noted down the makers mark 'hmmmm, combatzone scenery, he thought to himself...nice' Then Han shot him and he died. At that point it was quite late, one of the Rebel commanders was feeling pretty rough with the lurgy (he was actually breathing like Vader) and I had eaten far too many ginger crunches and had major biscuit belly so we decided to end it there and return for round 3 in the near future. We called it a draw although secretly between me and the other Imperial player we decided we had won on moral grounds because they outpointed us by a whole 1 point. Dirty, sneaky, nasty rebels...tbc....

Hey look, Asteroids!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/ISDvVeneratorrematch9_zps1bd3d565.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/ISDvVeneratorrematch9_zps1bd3d565.jpg.html)

Loads of 'em!
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Even more Asteroids, with some sort of intergalactic struggle of power going on in between them...
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Han hightails it back to the capital ship (narrowly missing those amazing asteroids)
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Everyone please form an orderly queue, the asteroid tour starts in 10 minutes
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My belly hurts, can I go home now
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28-08-2014, 11:50
Knocked together some bases which exactly match the stock card bases from the box along with some smaller asteroids to match them, this should keep the tournament players happy.

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Also started work on the trench run components from one of our starter sets in the upcoming kickstarter!

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Finally should have a bit of time to crack on with my Frigate and space station, rapidly becoming dust monkeys!

03-09-2014, 21:12
Been laying down a little detail on the frigate, all fun and games until you realise once you have finished one side you have to do it all again on the other! GAH!

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04-09-2014, 08:02
You are crazy, man! This is really nice and I am looking forward seeing it painted and in a game.

04-09-2014, 12:10
Man, that's insane!

05-09-2014, 04:41
Been laying down a little detail on the frigate, all fun and games until you realize once you have finished one side you have to do it all again on the other! GAH!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AssaultFrigatedetailWIP2_zps1329af93.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AssaultFrigatedetailWIP2_zps1329af93.jpg.html)

Hmm, I'd actually enjoy that bit - especially if you were concerned with panel symmetry. OCD activate! She's a beaut' for sure despite being one of the most aesthetically-bizarre ships in the Expanded Universe.

Love the platform, and the ISD, and the Venator, and the Nebbie is just... modelling supremacy. We are not worthy! :D

I did notice several times that you mentioned not caring about scale as long as big things are bigger than small things, which is great to hear as someone who is usually a perfectionist scale-nazi but also someone who wants to go pew-pew and dshdshdshdsh! at awesome plastic models. Nevertheless, I'm interested as to your thoughts of scaling larger vessels, especially considering your Nebulon-B is the same length I came up with: 500mm.

Since shuttles & snubs are 1/270, the GR75 Transport is 1/400, and the CR90 Corvette is 1/500... I just figured the next step was laid out for me already: each increase in starship class gets a bump down in scale, so Frigates are 1/600. Personally my limit is this class [250-400 meters], which still allows for the Carrack, Quasar Fire carrier, and the Imperial-II patrol frigate.

I'd really like to do one of the XQ platforms or even a Golan-style defense station but they're pretty huge even at the sliding scale. Probably just a spoke with a single landing pad.

One last question. Where do you get the hemispherical rounded bits, particularly the ones on the Nebulon's aft hull? They almost look like corks or something. I can only think of ping-pong balls, or drinking terrible beer to get the widget out of the can. One is more fun than the other, but both annoying to saw in half.

EDIT: OK another last question. Containers. Have you seen any info about their size? Scouring the interwebs I've only found the lengths of a few and they're all over the place. Got the Class-A and Class-E from the BFF-1 Freighter and Modular Conveyor dimensions respectively, but that's about it.

06-09-2014, 21:24
Hi Legio, I don't really do scale tbh, I just build it until it looks right, for practical purposes I just found around 50cm to be a nice size which covers the shock n awe element yet still seems a sensible pile of card and plastic to push around the table
In truth the neb b was built around the size of the shampoo bottle I found and it ended up at 50cm by sheer luck, a size which matches the kenner ISD and Venator model kit I have so I decided this would do the job for huuuuge ship size :)

The frigate is simply that big because that was the size of the offcuts of poly I started to chop up, no forward thinking required or unnecessary planning involved :P I think its probably just a touch larger than the neb but I haven't had chance to take a group shot as such, because its a much bulkier model I would imagine it probably looks much bigger, as it should, next to the Neb B. All falls into my 'it'll do' approach!

I am actually planning on throwing together a few cargo tubs, probably between 3 and 5 inches will do the job as this way I can create a 'yard' of them and they will be fun to use as a different type of obstruction field

The little round domes are actually sticky back protector tabs, if your from the UK Wilkos sell them, I bought them on a recent trip, you can always tell the scratch builders in places like that as we are walking around with a distant look in our eyes carrying a bunch of seemingly unrelated items!

Anyhow....in the meantime...

All the detailing pretty much done now, added a bit of extra va va voom on the tail end, the MkIV Bulldog definitely has go fasta stripes :)

Will have to put this and the station on the back boiler for a week or two now a I have a ton of stuff to paint up in prep for our kickstarter!

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07-09-2014, 10:54
Simply.... Amazing.... :eek:

I look forward to your updates.

07-09-2014, 16:25
In truth the Neb-B was built around the size of the shampoo bottle I found and it ended up at 50cm by sheer luck
The frigate is simply that big because that was the size of the offcuts of poly I started to chop up, no forward thinking required or unnecessary planning involved :P
That's probably why your desk is full of models and mine is full of drawings... :( I think it's a perfect scale, and having snubfighters dogfighting around its wings will look ace!

The little round domes are actually sticky back protector tabs
Found in the same area of a store where you find the felt discs that you stick to the bottom of table legs? That sort of thing?

...you can always tell the scratch builders in places like that as we are walking around with a distant look in our eyes carrying a bunch of seemingly unrelated items!I'm always like that in any electronics, hardware, or craft/hobby/art store. There is no way for employees to help us with our vague and abstract search, so I usually just say I'm looking for something interesting for building model vehicles so they don't keep eyeing me like a shoplifter.

07-09-2014, 22:31
Hi Legio, yes they are near the little felt pad things, that or the sticky wall hooks :)

Few pictures of the frigate next to some of the other fleet ships (runner and transport are the official FFG models) Its actually the first time I have measured this fella and he comes in at approx. 60cm long, pretty happy with the look next to the neb B, he looks suitably more chunky and kick ass :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Frigatecomp5_zpse0717c3e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Frigatecomp5_zpse0717c3e.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Frigatecomp3_zps057f14c2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Frigatecomp3_zps057f14c2.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Frigatecomp2_zps6b2ba700.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Frigatecomp2_zps6b2ba700.jpg.html)

08-09-2014, 08:28
Had so much fun playing Dagobah Dave's scenario I decided to honour it with 3D bits n bobs

Finished casting the 3D components of the Trench Run set, time to grab the old hairy stick and splash some colour around!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench3_zps3e6b7e15.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench3_zps3e6b7e15.jpg.html)

pew pew pew
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench4_zpsb6277b55.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench4_zpsb6277b55.jpg.html)

I have created some tokens to place on ships to indicate if you are in or out of the trench, saves on all that fannying around changing post heights ;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench6_zps691e3892.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench6_zps691e3892.jpg.html)

Funky little turn indicator too!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench7_zpsc140ba01.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench7_zpsc140ba01.jpg.html)

Exhaust port and marker to, well, mark the sweet spot for launching those torps
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench9_zpsd7645ed0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench9_zpsd7645ed0.jpg.html)

I have made some destroyed version of the towers that you simply replace when you done the dirty
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench14_zps84333f40.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench14_zps84333f40.jpg.html)

Destroyed version of a power node, like the towers you simply swap the top out once destroyed
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench1_zpsd15f591d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench1_zpsd15f591d.jpg.html)

12-09-2014, 13:10
this is madness! ...and I like it!

... a lot!

14-09-2014, 08:11
Right, that's that lot painted! Looking forward to having a game this week, battle report will follow! Colours came out quite nice, go well with the mat

Based the contents around Dagobah Daves fugging awesome Trench run scenario, easily the best we have played

Hell of a lot tbh I think we may have to thin this down into a smaller and cheaper (but still playable) set and maybe offer extra towers, etc as booster packs. We are working on a surface epic battle mat, basically double the size with the trench at one end. if ever I get some spare time I want to build more towers and just go for a crazy deathstar assault scenario :)

In the meantime, here ya go!

All set up, 4 large towers, 4 small towers, 3 power nodes, turn indicator, exhaust port, 8 x destroyed towers, 3 destroyed nodes and 7 tokens

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trenchfinished1_zps0ea73e92.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trenchfinished1_zps0ea73e92.jpg.html)

Its nasty round that there exhaust port!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trenchfinished9_zps0a705e49.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trenchfinished9_zps0a705e49.jpg.html)

Power node, doing what power nodes do best, erm, noding
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trenchfinished5_zps3b455e6c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trenchfinished5_zps3b455e6c.jpg.html)

Poorly power node aaaawwwwwww
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trenchfinished7_zps36d9b969.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trenchfinished7_zps36d9b969.jpg.html)

Destroyed tower replacements
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trenchfinished10_zps953d8fcc.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trenchfinished10_zps953d8fcc.jpg.html)

<insert the obligatory PEW PEW PEW here>
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trenchfinished14_zpsf91dd31f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trenchfinished14_zpsf91dd31f.jpg.html)

Only 2 turns until they reach firing position....AAAAARRRRRGGGHHH!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trenchfinished11_zpsf5318a30.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trenchfinished11_zpsf5318a30.jpg.html)

Your all clear to kickstart on the 22nd September kid!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trenchfinished17_zps01bd935c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trenchfinished17_zps01bd935c.jpg.html)

Let 'em rip!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trenchfinished16_zps24c14d80.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trenchfinished16_zps24c14d80.jpg.html)

Easy E
18-09-2014, 21:40
Impressive. Most impressive.

Red Skullz
19-09-2014, 11:22
Mucho inspired!

21-09-2014, 20:35
Kickstarter is a go! That's right, have a little piece of me forever in your home without the need for a costly restraint order when I outlive my welcome! Even if you don't want the space stuff, I can recommend the islands, balance them on your tummy in the bath and pretend you are Neptune punishing unworthy worshippers with a radox storm!

Check it out here ----> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1186664051/combatzone-scenery?ref=email

23-09-2014, 13:59
Great comps for your Kickstarter!

The posibilities for combined sets with the gaming mats are fab!:yes:

30-09-2014, 23:23
Yeah i'd say you've earned every penny of that Kickstarter. Absolutely stunning work all round. Hope you go on to tremendous success in the future, i know if i ever get my LGS off the ground, i'll be looking to purchase some of your stuff.

01-10-2014, 01:59
Just let my friend know about your kickstarter and his reaction was "damn, I have got to be in for this". And it was this thread that convinced him to buy X-wing in the first place. So ... good work!!

02-10-2014, 06:14
Thanks guys, stoked with the interest and more importantly it's helping to empty my brain of all these ideas that have been clogging it up for years!

This will be a new addition to the KS, should be fun for both xwing and attack wing games...

When baby space worm grows out of it's birth rock it breaks free and roams the local asteroid fields gathering debris and asteroids to build a bigger protective shell, the result is....

Daddy worm!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Mobile%20Uploads/20141001_223440_zps623554cf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141001_223440_zps623554cf.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Mobile%20Uploads/20141001_223503_zps40e9a101.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141001_223503_zps40e9a101.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Mobile%20Uploads/20141001_223512_zps4d062cb4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20141001_223512_zps4d062cb4.jpg.html)

05-10-2014, 18:49
Been working on some replacements for the cardboard tokens...

Ever wondered why there is so much debris in space???
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/mines11_zps14d5b491.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/mines11_zps14d5b491.jpg.html)

pesky space mines! that's why!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/mines12_zps3c24e024.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/mines12_zps3c24e024.jpg.html)

As if huge rocks in your way wasn't enough!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/mines13_zps1c23b494.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/mines13_zps1c23b494.jpg.html)

Wall of Death!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/mines16_zpsfe73ee46.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/mines16_zpsfe73ee46.jpg.html)

Also made up some cargo containers
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/containers1_zps6a162f47.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/containers1_zps6a162f47.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/containers2_zps9d4eadfc.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/containers2_zps9d4eadfc.jpg.html)

While they tend not to be on the board long i decided to make up the seismic charges and proton bombs too, they can make nice objectives in home made scenarios
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/bombs3_zps9adb6017.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/bombs3_zps9adb6017.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/bombs2_zps3de2e7f2.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/bombs2_zps3de2e7f2.jpg.html)

I have kept everything within the dimensions of the original tokens
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/mines10_zpsd523ec6b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/mines10_zpsd523ec6b.jpg.html)

The mine 'lasers' can be removed for storage, we play a fun house rule that if you accidentally knock a beam out, your ships takes the damage...careful clumsy!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/mines15_zpse8a03be7.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/mines15_zpse8a03be7.jpg.html)

05-10-2014, 19:22
Almost forgot...seemed a shame not to repurpose that exhaust port so...made a dice tower for the Trench stuff :p

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench2_zpsc1164555.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench2_zpsc1164555.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench3_zpsfb327118.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench3_zpsfb327118.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/trench1_zpsc112ca97.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/trench1_zpsc112ca97.jpg.html)

21-10-2014, 16:42
Slapped a little paint on Mr Chompy

Hey, that asteroid over there looks a little strange...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MrChompy1_zpsbb744a40.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MrChompy1_zpsbb744a40.jpg.html)

Wow, its full of loot!
I don't know bob, I got a bad feeling about this...
Don't be silly, my X-wing is bristling with weapons, what could possibly go wrong?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MrChompy2_zpsde4a2b8b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MrChompy2_zpsde4a2b8b.jpg.html)

well, least my A-wing is more nimble and faster, see yaaaa!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MrChompy3_zpsb83c942d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MrChompy3_zpsb83c942d.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MrChompy5_zpseb93b1cf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MrChompy5_zpseb93b1cf.jpg.html)

Had some fun creating a couple more planets too, WIP so just got to now tidy them up, get them cast and slap some paint on them. Desert and Ice world some familiar landmarks to spot while you are flying around blowing your opponent to smithereens!

Desert Planet
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/largedesertworld1_zps2a66f4b1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/largedesertworld1_zps2a66f4b1.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/largedesertworld2_zpsa0e08832.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/largedesertworld2_zpsa0e08832.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/largedesertworld3_zpsddcebea6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/largedesertworld3_zpsddcebea6.jpg.html)

Ice Planet
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/largeiceworld1_zps5c378615.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/largeiceworld1_zps5c378615.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/largeiceworld2_zpsd1787bcf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/largeiceworld2_zpsd1787bcf.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/largeiceworld3_zpscc16358a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/largeiceworld3_zpscc16358a.jpg.html)

04-11-2014, 17:29
Splashed some paint on these, cute!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Largedesert1_zpsc3043bea.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Largedesert1_zpsc3043bea.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Largedesert3_zps1077bab0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Largedesert3_zps1077bab0.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Largedesert4_zps7c585f14.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Largedesert4_zps7c585f14.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Largedesert2_zpsdb6545d4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Largedesert2_zpsdb6545d4.jpg.html)

And the ice planet
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/LargeIce4_zps3d74ed3a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/LargeIce4_zps3d74ed3a.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/LargeIce3_zps9ff99967.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/LargeIce3_zps9ff99967.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/LargeIce1_zps122bb619.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/LargeIce1_zps122bb619.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/LargeIce2_zpse32d0eb1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/LargeIce2_zpse32d0eb1.jpg.html)

04-11-2014, 19:48
Looking awesome! Stunning modelling skills there combined with fab painting.:cool:

Easy E
07-11-2014, 22:09
The planets make me think of Little Big Planet.

08-11-2014, 20:46
Had a look at your scenery in person at Hadrians Hobbies today. Fantastic stuff! Really love the detailing and definitely picking up a few bits.

09-11-2014, 09:47
Best XWing thread ever!

10-11-2014, 21:12
Glad you like it mate :)

Quick touch up of the Rebel Aces ships, only have spare time right now for quick little tickle jobs like this!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/xwingrebelaces1_zpsc64f0a4b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/xwingrebelaces1_zpsc64f0a4b.jpg.html)

17-11-2014, 16:54
Gawd knows how but I managed to sneak in some time to finish the space station off, I can finally throw it on the shelf and reclaim a large space on my table!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingstation1_zpscc2566ad.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingstation1_zpscc2566ad.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingstation6_zps291800bf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingstation6_zps291800bf.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingstation5_zpsda0b9d14.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingstation5_zpsda0b9d14.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingstation4_zps3b22e0fb.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingstation4_zps3b22e0fb.jpg.html)

Amputee with breathing difficulties, of course Vader has a reserved parking spot!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingstation2_zpsbe8d1a6d.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingstation2_zpsbe8d1a6d.jpg.html)

As do Chewy and Han!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwingstation3_zps59ce62c6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwingstation3_zps59ce62c6.jpg.html)

Now to get this damn Frigate finished!

18-11-2014, 00:25
This is amazing! I donīt know if you are a genius or a mad-man but keep on this kind of projects

24-11-2014, 15:52
Here's some WIP of a space station I am making, designed for Armada but no reason why it can't be used in trek or Xwing or any other space combat game of your choice :)

You know that feeling, you see a turkey baster an instantly think 'SPACE STATION'!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpacestationTB011_zps22eb4a0b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpacestationTB011_zps22eb4a0b.jpg.html)

I am including lots of different options to create a space station which fits the needs of a specific game..

Defence station for instance with gun pods
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpacestationTB012_zps9f90cfd7.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpacestationTB012_zps9f90cfd7.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpacestationTB015_zpsa301acba.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpacestationTB015_zpsa301acba.jpg.html)

Or replace the gun pods with envirodomes maybe?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpacestationTB017_zps584d1cb9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpacestationTB017_zps584d1cb9.jpg.html)

How about docking arms?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpacestationTB018_zps1dac8697.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpacestationTB018_zps1dac8697.jpg.html)

The top sections can be changed too
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpacestationTB016_zps28274ebc.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpacestationTB016_zps28274ebc.jpg.html)

An X-wing chases a Tie past station TB-01
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpacestationTB0112_zps4ce31a1b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpacestationTB0112_zps4ce31a1b.jpg.html)

Federation ships take on supplies
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpacestationTB0110_zps4f9ce6c6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpacestationTB0110_zps4f9ce6c6.jpg.html)

I have a sensor pod in the works too, I'll get some paint slapped on this fella ASAP, can't wait to use it in my own games!

btw, our Backerkit is still open so it's still not too late to jump in and grab some of our other battlefield bling ;)


29-11-2014, 17:16
WIP Asteroid base. Somewhere for those scum and villains to put their feet up and have a cup of tea or maybe a forward outpost for the Rebels or Empire?
Something I have had a mind to do for a while since I created the smaller versions and seeing Macross's fine scratch build inspired me to pull my finger out :)
The rear platform will be removable too and include several plug-ins such as a missile launcher and docking boom for those awkward ties and larger ships

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP3_zps6efeeed0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP3_zps6efeeed0.jpg.html)

Might even add an optional booster pod so it can move across the battlefield!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP1_zps0f17fb91.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP1_zps0f17fb91.jpg.html)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP2_zps9e275814.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP2_zps9e275814.jpg.html)

Of course I added my own brand of bling to it, top comes off and you can park your ships inside!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP4_zps64a7e0a4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP4_zps64a7e0a4.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP5_zps007d3288.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AsteroidbaseWIP5_zps007d3288.jpg.html)

07-12-2014, 02:31
Might work to add some of the old Micro Machines fighters to it for loner term use.

09-12-2014, 08:24
Little touch up of the outrider and Decimator

Before the tickle over, pretty boring stock colours

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/OutriderampDecimatorbefore_zps5ebb10bf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/OutriderampDecimatorbefore_zps5ebb10bf.jpg.html)

After, not strictly a re-paint, just a little colour to the edges of panels, and that is pretty much it, quick and simple!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/OutriderampDecimator1_zps21e87a99.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/OutriderampDecimator1_zps21e87a99.jpg.html)

A smuggler tries to lose the Imperial border patrol in a Debris field!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/OutriderampDecimator2_zpsa8bd7eee.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/OutriderampDecimator2_zpsa8bd7eee.jpg.html)

10-12-2014, 07:24
Space station all painted! All set for Armada, would also work really well for Attack wing, should be available early next year after I clean up the parts and create a master mould :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpaceStationTB014_zps9e3fa144.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpaceStationTB014_zps9e3fa144.jpg.html)

Lots of options to customise and fit into your own game thematics!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpaceStationTB013_zps32a5d6e5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpaceStationTB013_zps32a5d6e5.jpg.html)

Deep space relay station?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpaceStationTB012_zps2ec176d5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpaceStationTB012_zps2ec176d5.jpg.html)

Defence station?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpaceStationTB014_zps9e3fa144.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpaceStationTB014_zps9e3fa144.jpg.html)

Forward colony base with bio domes!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpaceStationTB015_zpsa7f6d73a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpaceStationTB015_zpsa7f6d73a.jpg.html)

Space dock?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpaceStationTB016_zps593f4070.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpaceStationTB016_zps593f4070.jpg.html)

Or how about a mixture!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/SpaceStationTB017_zps619feb5a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/SpaceStationTB017_zps619feb5a.jpg.html)

17-12-2014, 15:07

My jaw dropped when I saw this spacestation ,..wow!

So incredibly cool. The quality is great and it looks like a highly professional kit!

23-12-2014, 01:26
With the relay, if you added platforms from the side protrusions, it would look rather similar to the stations from X-Wing and TIE Fighter

23-12-2014, 07:09
Put some uglies together, figured they would fit nicely with my upcoming asteroid base :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Uglies_zps7cca3d31.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Uglies_zps7cca3d31.jpg.html)

28-12-2014, 08:41
Asteroid base done, this is the 'Imperial/Rebel' version, just working on a more colourful pirate version for my uglies to nest in

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb1_zpsa06ecd3b.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb1_zpsa06ecd3b.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb7_zps2b6b0800.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb7_zps2b6b0800.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb8_zpsb2c2fbaa.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb8_zpsb2c2fbaa.jpg.html)

A few variations possible, for instance with or without the little pad at the back
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb5_zpsf810e087.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb5_zpsf810e087.jpg.html)

And the pad itself can either hold the docking boom or additional landing area for the smaller ships
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb12_zps2bef90d6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb12_zps2bef90d6.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb11_zps9fbce20f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb11_zps9fbce20f.jpg.html)

The docking boom caters for the larger ships...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb16_zps2c34ed9c.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb16_zps2c34ed9c.jpg.html)

Vader and his buddies get together for a cozy little cup of tea before the next campaign of fear and annihilation..
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb14_zps0297325a.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb14_zps0297325a.jpg.html)

Han stops off at the local drive through 'two shakes and a large Ewok burger with fries please'
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb19_zpsac46db31.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb19_zpsac46db31.jpg.html)

Or a den of scum and villainy where the rebels hatch their nefarious underhand tactics...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb17_zps0b1d470f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/AteroidbaseImpReb17_zps0b1d470f.jpg.html)

I might create some alternate plug ins for the weapons too

Garanaul the Black
28-12-2014, 19:34
Amazing work as always!

Any idea when you'll be able to share some pictures of the pirate base?

30-12-2014, 07:02
Should have it done soon mate, it's essentially just a repainted version but in time I hope to create a few space piraty themed bits to distinguish it a little more from the 'standard' model

31-12-2014, 19:57
Put some uglies together, figured they would fit nicely with my upcoming asteroid base :)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Uglies_zps7cca3d31.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Uglies_zps7cca3d31.jpg.html)

Surprised that you didn't add the ring to make a Death Seed rather than a TIE-X...though that does straddle the line between production fighter and ugly

05-01-2015, 19:23
Don't adjust your TV, you haven't been force fed hallucinogenic drugs, this is merely a more colourful version of my asteroid base, a home for my scum and villainy faction!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/piratebase2_zps8658c984.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/piratebase2_zps8658c984.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/piratebase3_zpsb7433226.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/piratebase3_zpsb7433226.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/piratebase7_zpsc3c80bf4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/piratebase7_zpsc3c80bf4.jpg.html)

we will be selling the 'top bits' separately so you can customise too, this way you can simply purchase a full base and then buy separate tops for different systems (the base obviously is heavy and more expensive to ship) I also plan on making some more widgets to go with the base set so it can be used in various systems and be a little more unique but for now straight repaints are all I have time for, Klingon forward base and Federation science station next on my list!

22-01-2015, 21:19
Bought one of those little Revell easysnap kits of the Infiltrator, quite a nice little model and a decent scale for x-wing, quick re-paint and its all set to add a little more interest to our X-wing games (there are cards and stats already out there)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Sith%20Infiltrator%203_zpsky0ewqu1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Sith%20Infiltrator%203_zpsky0ewqu1.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Sith%20Infiltrator%202_zpsotolvfgn.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Sith%20Infiltrator%202_zpsotolvfgn.jpg.html)

25-01-2015, 09:09
MkII Rebel Assault Frigate finished!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%202_zpswvvs qyk8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%202_zpswvvs qyk8.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%201_zpspnf6 wkww.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%201_zpspnf6 wkww.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%203_zpslnmz psvw.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%203_zpslnmz psvw.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%205_zpseivo v8u4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%205_zpseivo v8u4.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%204_zpslwqb foee.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%204_zpslwqb foee.jpg.html)

Named her the 'Mighty Mo' in memory of a recently departed, much loved and frankly bloody awesome mother-in-law, gawd bless her
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%206_zpsgczr c5f6.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/MkII%20Assault%20Frigate%20Mighty%20Mo%206_zpsgczr c5f6.jpg.html)

She caps off the Rebel fleet (for now) Should make for an interesting game when I find a table big enough to play!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Rebel%20Fleet%20Jan15%203_zps29kcsbft.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Rebel%20Fleet%20Jan15%203_zps29kcsbft.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Rebel%20Fleet%20Jan15%201_zpsxy4aaec5.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Rebel%20Fleet%20Jan15%201_zpsxy4aaec5.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Rebel%20Fleet%20Jan15%202_zpsv5mewjsx.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Rebel%20Fleet%20Jan15%202_zpsv5mewjsx.jpg.html)

25-01-2015, 10:30
Damn! That thing is huge! How much does it weigh?

03-02-2015, 01:25
Rather impressed with that Assault Frigate not to mention the Nebulon B Frigate. That space station is not bad either.

I have been looking at getting into X-Wing and have the core game and some ships from the blisters but would love the corvette blockade runner and also cannot wait for the Imperial Raider later this year.

09-03-2015, 17:53
Tower HQ set done, we will probably be slotting this in with the next kickstarter (should be kicking of before the end of March) alongside the Asteroid Station and Space station

What will probably come with the HQ set (unpainted of course), everything is modular and can also be used alongside our existing tower sets
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%201_zps398uecdd.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%201_zps398uecdd.jpg.html)

These are a few possibilities of what you can build with the base set!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%203_zpsshvl97wa.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%203_zpsshvl97wa.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%202_zpspbrnoudq.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%202_zpspbrnoudq.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%206_zpsdy7dpvpe.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%206_zpsdy7dpvpe.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%204_zpsjlcv6som.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%204_zpsjlcv6som.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%205_zpsv1ealzrs.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%205_zpsv1ealzrs.jpg.html)

With TWO base sets you can go crazy, it's like Sim-tower!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%208_zps7s0vkdoq.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%208_zps7s0vkdoq.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%207_zpsn2fdvfit.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%207_zpsn2fdvfit.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%209_zpskvftchhc.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%209_zpskvftchhc.jpg.html)

Why not combine X-wing with Rebel Assault and run a combined air/land battle!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%2011_zpsbkjvnd8r.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Boss%20towers%20set%2011_zpsbkjvnd8r.jpg.html)

Garanaul the Black
14-03-2015, 17:11
Looking good! I would be tempted to use those as 40K terrain as well! I assume you will alert us when the Kickstarter goes live?

Keep up the awesome!

21-03-2015, 14:16
Little work in process on some debris fields to match the tokens in the expansions, also 3-deed up the rest of the tokens such as the escape pod, shuttle and satellites, will probably sell these in a set to replace the original card sets :)

Little imagination is required but try and imagine the bases painted black with the debris picked out and painted and a large piece of debris with smaller pieces 'floating' around it, update soon as I find time to cast and paint!

I have made the bases themselves a little chunkier and man sized because I am sick of scrabbling around trying to pick up card tokens on a slippery vinyl surface just because I don't have lady nails, meh!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/WIP%20Debris%20n%20stuff%201_zpsh2g2mt6m.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/WIP%20Debris%20n%20stuff%201_zpsh2g2mt6m.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/WIP%20Debris%20n%20stuff%202_zpsdz7yqryd.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/WIP%20Debris%20n%20stuff%202_zpsdz7yqryd.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/WIP%20Debris%20n%20stuff%204_zpsqtjx9bfz.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/WIP%20Debris%20n%20stuff%204_zpsqtjx9bfz.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/WIP%20Debris%20n%20stuff%205_zpspmhukqj9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/WIP%20Debris%20n%20stuff%205_zpspmhukqj9.jpg.html)

Oh Asteroid Base and Space Station KS is now live! Nearly forgot! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1186664051/asteroid-base-and-space-station

Garanaul the Black
21-03-2015, 20:44
Nice work!

03-04-2015, 21:55
Haven't had a minute to myself lately, especially not time to sit down and get some proper painting done but managed to put in a couple of hours to tickle the new stuff with the old hairy stick, few more scum to work from the Asteroid base!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/More%20Scum%201_zpskyidjjan.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/More%20Scum%201_zpskyidjjan.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/More%20Scum%203_zpsm1skhvda.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/More%20Scum%203_zpsm1skhvda.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/More%20Scum%204_zpspizqu7m0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/More%20Scum%204_zpspizqu7m0.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/More%20Scum%202_zpsj7jisldf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/More%20Scum%202_zpsj7jisldf.jpg.html)

08-04-2015, 07:38
Right, had a little time to assemble 3D replacements for the Xwing debris, shuttle, escape pod and satellite tokens. Also assembled the Armada debris and asteroid token replacements....now to find some time to splash a little paint on them!

Pod, shuttle and satellites
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/vanillas%20sats%20shuttle%20n%20pod%202_zpsxwyomzg 8.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/vanillas%20sats%20shuttle%20n%20pod%202_zpsxwyomzg 8.jpg.html)

Xwing debris token replacements
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/vanillas%20Xwing%20debris%201_zpsavyjqzos.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/vanillas%20Xwing%20debris%201_zpsavyjqzos.jpg.html )
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/vanillas%20Xwing%20debris%202_zpspoumxpyv.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/vanillas%20Xwing%20debris%202_zpspoumxpyv.jpg.html )

Armada debris and Asteroid tokens
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/vanillas%20Armada%20debris%202_zpsfj2erhqv.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/vanillas%20Armada%20debris%202_zpsfj2erhqv.jpg.htm l)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/vanillas%20Armada%20debris%203_zpscffgxovs.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/vanillas%20Armada%20debris%203_zpscffgxovs.jpg.htm l)

Oh, almost forgot, also made up a couple of beefier satellites to compliment the base!
3 weapon variants, double cannon, missile launcher and Ion cannon, interchangeable and the components allow a little freedom when assembling, might do a mine launcher too
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/vanillas%20Gun%20Platform%201_zpslauh1a9e.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/vanillas%20Gun%20Platform%201_zpslauh1a9e.jpg.html )
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/vanillas%20Gun%20Platform%208_zpsnznsqvm0.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/vanillas%20Gun%20Platform%208_zpsnznsqvm0.jpg.html )
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22-04-2015, 16:27
Armoured Dumplings painted as well as Debris fields and satellite pack

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/20150409_153108_zpspi7umakn.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/20150409_153108_zpspi7umakn.jpg.html)
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwing%20debris%201_zpsoqp51wvt.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwing%20debris%201_zpsoqp51wvt.jpg.html)
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/dumplings%20and%20containers%201_zpsqs2t8fjc.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/dumplings%20and%20containers%201_zpsqs2t8fjc.jpg.h tml)
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23-04-2015, 16:41
Nice looking Die-Wing there. I can't remember the X-Ball's nickname, but it looks good, too.

Edit: Found it, Twi-lek Death Seed.

27-04-2015, 19:05
Deathraven joins the ugly fleet! Angled the foils a little as I prefer the profile compared to the perpendicular look ;)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Deathraven%201_zpsyoqeuond.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Deathraven%201_zpsyoqeuond.jpg.html)
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01-05-2015, 07:34
Designed some alternative turrets and a funky little escape pod 'thingy' to bolt on, should inspire some fun scenarios. Taken down the base to critical levels? those important personnel trying to escape in the pods? lets go get them! oh, hang on...what IF one of those suckers was booby trapped to explode...guess you better be careful! How about mixing with Imperial Assault? imagine your team of commandos fighting their way to the core, planting demo charges then having to make their way to the escape pods...all the while the space battle outside raging on!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Asteroid%20accessory%20pack%201%201_zpsoh6jwzrp.jp g (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Asteroid%20accessory%20pack%201%201_zpsoh6jwzrp.jp g.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Asteroid%20accessory%20pack%201%204_zpsozvmj0to.jp g (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Asteroid%20accessory%20pack%201%204_zpsozvmj0to.jp g.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Asteroid%20accessory%20pack%201%205_zpslli79yp4.jp g (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Asteroid%20accessory%20pack%201%205_zpslli79yp4.jp g.html)

Also figured Those scum are gonna want some nice juicy targets so I created this funky little Container barge. I magnetised it all up but if you have any of our container packs it would be fun to pin them with 3mm rods and use the 'floaters' to represent containers ripe for pick up once you have blown the coupling links. How about creating an epic space train with more than one kit!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Container%20Barge%203_zpsq5ossu4h.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Container%20Barge%203_zpsq5ossu4h.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Container%20Barge%205_zpslno9lvcd.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Container%20Barge%205_zpslno9lvcd.jpg.html)

Scum 'persuade' container barges to alter course!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/container%20barge%20train%201_zpsciyktdxd.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/container%20barge%20train%201_zpsciyktdxd.jpg.html )

Payday lads!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/container%20barge%20train%202_zpserluoaym.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/container%20barge%20train%202_zpserluoaym.jpg.html )

WHy not create your own uglies with one of those turrets, look at this cap ship killer! :P

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Asteroid%20accessory%20pack%201%206_zps8asfooxf.jp g (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Asteroid%20accessory%20pack%201%206_zps8asfooxf.jp g.html)

01-05-2015, 11:24

Is that two B-Wing's joined together?

01-05-2015, 21:37
In sweet harmony!

03-05-2015, 20:24
You never cease to amaze. :D:yes:

You actually inspired me to try my hand on some Uglies of my own. Of course I only cut apart my old MM models - I think the FFG ones are too expensive for this type of mischief! I wondered what rules you use when playing with yours? I started a thread about it HERE (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?408630-Getting-Uglies-into-X-Wing), maybe you could join in the discussion.

Apart from that: keep it coming. And watch your Six!

22-05-2015, 23:44
Your projects are amazing!

You also have a very effective style of painting to make the ships pop, would you care to explain your process and thinking with a tutorial?

23-05-2015, 00:39
Superb ships and stations. (as well as the cutest asteroid monster ever:p)

10-08-2015, 19:40
I have also been working on another expansion set for the Space station we sell. This set turns it into a big beefy command post type base, stands nearly 12 inches tall!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%2015_zpsdkn6xagj.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%2015_zpsdkn6xagj.jpg. html)

pretty useful in a lot of systems, for instance I will be putting it to work in trek, Armada and Halo fleet battles in the future!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%2010_zpsiedmgb5v.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%2010_zpsiedmgb5v.jpg. html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%206_zpsm0taukqf.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%206_zpsm0taukqf.jpg.h tml)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%207_zpsusata4na.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%207_zpsusata4na.jpg.h tml)

Fully backwards compatible with our previous upgrade sets too, I'm a gamer at heart and I love having OPTIONS! building different variants and making the rules for them is fun too!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%2015_zpsdkn6xagj.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%2015_zpsdkn6xagj.jpg. html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%2014_zpsoume4vnr.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/command%20station%20finished%2014_zpsoume4vnr.jpg. html)

The upgrade kit consists of the following, the lower arms simply slot over the little nubs and sit comfortably in place and if you take the time to pin or magnetise the upper structures they can be simply replaced as need be...magic!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/command%20station%206_zps39ukap65.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/command%20station%206_zps39ukap65.jpg.html)
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28-09-2015, 10:55
Well, that's wave 7 finally done and out of the way. I decided to get a Z95 and paint it up as Boskk's escape ship the 'Nashtah pup' Mounted it underneath using a magnet and made some little hinges for the wings out of electrical tape so they fold away and can be deployed once launched

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%201_zpsbhyasnal.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%201_zpsbhyasnal.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%202_zpsicbokeda.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%202_zpsicbokeda.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%205_zpspqhbicly.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%205_zpspqhbicly.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%206_zpsiuzt4tn3.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%206_zpsiuzt4tn3.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%207_zps1dn9mq0u.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%207_zps1dn9mq0u.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%208_zpsgld3bxj9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%208_zpsgld3bxj9.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%209_zpsx3hozmb9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Xwing%20wave%207%209_zpsx3hozmb9.jpg.html)

28-09-2015, 21:51
This is sick. I love it. :D

Garanaul the Black
29-09-2015, 01:01
I didn't realize how much I missed this thread! An inspired idea and some fine execution as usual.

05-10-2015, 14:48
Even though I received one of the limited edition Raiders with personalised fingerprints and superglue frosting I still deemed it necessary for a quick repaint of the model!
Ps...I know the base is facing the wrong way...it was a long day!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/xwing%20raider%201_zpsgkfu6804.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/xwing%20raider%201_zpsgkfu6804.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/xwing%20raider%203_zpsih3vktcw.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/xwing%20raider%203_zpsih3vktcw.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/xwing%20raider%202_zpswwrbsssq.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/xwing%20raider%202_zpswwrbsssq.jpg.html)

27-11-2015, 22:34
Awesome work. Keep it up! Got a pic with a staged battle of all your models and work?

01-01-2016, 08:50
Rarely have the room to set it all up Ben, one day....one day!

quick repaint of the Gozanti cruiser..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%203_zpst33madci.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%203_zpst33madci.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%202_zps44xznakr.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%202_zps44xznakr.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%204_zpswz3a9guk.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%204_zpswz3a9guk.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%201_zpsomaunvfm.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%201_zpsomaunvfm.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%205_zpszhb3pljm.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Gozanti%20Criuser%205_zpszhb3pljm.jpg.html)

14-01-2016, 08:22
Planning on creating an SD board with the rear half of the ship so created these to use as objectives. Very tempted to do the same for a mon cal or similar to sit across from it on another mat, imaging a game where all the little guys (not forgetting the large xwing ships) are slugging it out in the middle of two behemoths trading broadsides...oh damn...in crawls the brain worm...has to be done now (facepalm)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%201_zpsxghazd3j.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%201_zpsxghazd3j.jpg.h tml)

scale shot with an x-wing
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%204_zpsozi2ky7f.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%204_zpsozi2ky7f.jpg.h tml)

And a damaged version of course!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%202_zpsma3whctk.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%202_zpsma3whctk.jpg.h tml)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%203_zpsmpjvcbkz.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%203_zpsmpjvcbkz.jpg.h tml)

It's all compatible with the existing tower system too, the new guns are sat on top of the large tower bases and look pretty nifty connected to any of the other parts
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%205_zpsiwjvy0yz.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/shield%20generator%20turrets%205_zpsiwjvy0yz.jpg.h tml)

14-01-2016, 19:27

You actually inspired me to pick up X-Wing, and so far I'm having a blast, although my Imperial/First Order-squadrons keep getting obliterated :D

02-04-2016, 22:48
Glad to have taken you to the top of the slippery slope mate, your on your own now, its a long way down!

Made a few new turrets for our trench system, everything interchangeable with our other bits n bobs, cards are downloadable from the website

Quad cannons, good anti fighter system, also looks pretty funky on the towers and asteroids!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Scorpion%20turrets%201_zpst1rp41l9.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Scorpion%20turrets%201_zpst1rp41l9.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Scorpion%20turrets%205_zps9gz9cnpk.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Scorpion%20turrets%205_zps9gz9cnpk.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Scorpion%20turrets%202_zpsi361bigw.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Scorpion%20turrets%202_zpsi361bigw.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Scorpion%20turrets%204_zpsdmhxktq4.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Scorpion%20turrets%204_zpsdmhxktq4.jpg.html)

Raptor missile system and tractor beam
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Missile%20and%20tractor%202_zpsss8pwrcp.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Missile%20and%20tractor%202_zpsss8pwrcp.jpg.html)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Missile%20and%20tractor%204_zpsbo6oiedz.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Missile%20and%20tractor%204_zpsbo6oiedz.jpg.html)

It's getting bigger!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/Missile%20and%20tractor%206_zpslnnfst88.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/Missile%20and%20tractor%206_zpslnnfst88.jpg.html)

Also updated the bomb pack!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v429/BulldogUK/Album%202/new%20bomb%20pack%202_zpstckvxoq1.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/BulldogUK/media/Album%202/new%20bomb%20pack%202_zpstckvxoq1.jpg.html)

15-04-2016, 09:02
Hi Bulldog.

Some really nice work, it has inspired me to do a few more repaints and have another look at sculpting some terrain and extra ships. I love the 3d tokens, much more inspiring than even a pretty 2d icon.

Any chance that you would share some of the details on how you made the masters for that container ship or the turrets or anything?

Thanks for your time.

16-04-2016, 22:32
Hi shadey, all the masters are usually just sculpted from clay, really just a matter of finding a few inspirational pictures then letting your imagination take hold! I tend to get in the zone once I start something so to my shame very rarely stop to take WIP pictures!