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Not Quite A Repaint

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?

core set

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Riding Triple Toilet Seats to Victory

*a few of the photos below were taken from The Dragon Guelph’s Twitter page @dragonguelph

BACKGROUND

I’ll preface this report by saying that I’m a total newbie at competitive X-Wing.  My fiancée and I picked up 2 core sets, the Millennium Falcon and the Slave 1 in mid-2015.  We played a few rounds, then moved on to other things.  As a total Star Wars geek, I had quietly picked up some other ships here and there, mainly because they looked cool (Decimator), but for the most part, never had any intention of taking the game off of the kitchen table.  Then in early January, my buddy Patrick texts me a photo of an X-Wing collection he’d recently acquired and asked if I wanted to play.  Game on. Continue reading Riding Triple Toilet Seats to Victory