A LONG TIME AGO…
The first time I saw the X-Wing Miniatures Core Set, my eyes were immediately drawn to the Tie Fighters. The detailed sculpt, the black wash on the grey scheme, the glossy cockpit window, they genuinely looked as though they’d been hand painted with care. As my gaze shifted over to the T-65 X-Wing, I couldn’t help but feel a little disappointed. The sculpt was nice, impressively detailed, but the factory paintjob left a lot to be desired. This was supposed to be Luke Skywalker, Biggs Darklighter, Wedge Antilles, or another heroe of the Rebellion. Why did it have to look so bland?
Continue reading Not Quite A Repaint
401 Games is holding its X-Wing Regional on June 25th and will have a livestream of the entire tournament starting at 10AM EST, at https://www.twitch.tv/401games and they will be featuring commentary from the first match to the final table. These streams are very popular and it’s a chance to join in on the chat and discussion of the matchups of some of the best players in Canada.
Artist Red Hong Yi has taken shadow puppets to the next level. She created a series of Star Wars shadow art using assorted junk like aluminum foil, cut-up graphics cards, colourful feathers and even chocolate cookies. Continue reading Star Wars Shadow Art by Red Hong Yi
Painting the Imperials is both easy and difficult. It’s easy because there’s a lot of grey and uniformity on their side. When you get your grey colour scheme down and a good approach to painting a single miniature, the rest of them fall in line nicely. On the flip side, the Imperials can be a mental drain as they have a horde of figures to paint. I hope you like Stormtroopers, because there are 30 of those little buggers in the box! Same goes for TIEs, 24 of them, with each wing needing TLC paint on the inside and outside. It gets tedious, but the end result is worth it. Continue reading Star Wars Rebellion: Painting the Imperials