Games Day Table Expansion

     Back in 2010 when there was actually a Games Day on the east coast we had all signed up and ran a gaming table for the event. We had a little mini game going where people could walk up with an independent character and have a duel on one of the 2'x 2' battlefields we brought along. All of our old Games Day pictures can be seen here.

Out of the two arenas I made the lava one was always my favorite, and as soon as it was finished I knew I wanted to have a full table one day built in the same fashion. My youngest brother and I have been working on and off over the last year or so with long breaks in between but finally after a big push this week we have done it!

As you can see the original mini table is in the corner and we cut pink foam to match up and make a full sized table around it. I would like to make a few more pieces of themed terrain to go with it such as a volcano or a few mountains connected by a bridge or pipes but after a year of mostly procrastination it is good to see a project crossed off the list!

Also, as an added bonus, my brother now knows how to make cool looking terrain and I can get him to make it all!

I Bent My Wookie =(

Or I broke my B-Wing while transporting it in my Plano Organizer...

Regardless, It really stood out with a chunk of the laser cannon missing so I did what any other crazed gamer would do...
I took a saw to it!

As you can see in the pictures the bottom cannon is half missing but now that it is on the bottom you hardly notice it during a game.
I simply twisted the mounting peg and re-secured it with some thin super glue in between the four engines.
I was a little nervous cutting the cockpit off but halfway through cutting it with my GW meat cleaver err, chop saw, it popped right off. Another dab of glue and my broken B-wing was back in action!

Green Group Repaints

All my friends know that I am a sucker for the old Star Wars flight sim games. As terrible as I was at them I loved them all the same. I played X-Wing alliance the most and fondly remember being a part of green squadron.

When I finally decided to take the plunge my choice of color was simple. Green all the way!I used GW Snot Green and simply layered up a few thin coats over the existing red and yellow markings. I used a little Secret Weapon Soft Body Black to weather the bright green and that's it! It only took a few minutes and turned out pretty darn well!

 For the HWK-290 I brush painted a base coat of GW Astronomicon Grey that was heavily watered down before adding my Snot Green Markings and giving the ship a heavy wash with the Soft Body Black. The base coats added a considerable amount of time but I doubt I spent more than a half hour in total.

 I have to say painting these ships goes a lot faster than I thought it would. If you are playing regularly I highly recommend it to make your game pieces more easily identifiable. Now if I could only think of what I want to do to all my Tie fighters...