First up is a modern trailer for the old classic Empire Strikes Back. Continue reading YouTube Roundup
I’ve done a similar hack for my X-Wing miniatures, and decided to port the system over to Armada. Putting silicone on the base of all your snub fighters gives them a bit of weight and better grip on table surfaces.
Admittedly it’s not as essential to do when playing Armada, as fighter placement isn’t as precise as it is in X-Wing, but it does help that little extra bit.
This is one of my favorite Y-Wings I moded. The custom turret is made from chopping the barrels off a battleship model gun. The base of the turret was some cut plastic sprue. Continue reading Custom Repaint: Y-Wing Gold Squadron
Up first we have a great little documentary from VICE (which, by the way, was started in Montreal back in the day). It’s about Phil Tippett, the guy who gave us Tauntauns, the Rancor and AT-ATs. A very interesting look at his life’s work, and the industry. Best part is him talking about tripping on LCD with his pet. Continue reading Cool Star Wars on Youtube
While painting Dash Rendar, I used the X-Wing sized model as a guide. After cleaning the model I primed in black using P3 Black primer. Continue reading Star Wars Armada: Painting Dash Rendar’s YT-2400
Many pilots in X-Wing have various ways of coping with stress. Tycho can almost completely ignore it, Soontir and Ibtisam get some power from it, Hobbie and Porkins have situations where they can more easily remove theirs. However, someone who loves getting stress tokens is Keyan Farlander, as it not only makes him more powerful, but when it does, he removes the token allowing him full range of his dial afterwards. This has created a divide in the X-Wing community, as many claim he’s overpowered, while others state that B-Wing named pilots are so expensive that he’s not even worth taking. I personally still remember how excited I was when he was first announced in rebel aces.