Tuesday, 18 March 2014

X-wing madness (and a cool conversion)

So, I've recently got in to the X-wing miniatures game.  Why? Well apart from being a big Star Wars fan, the real appeal is that the models are pre-painted. Now we've all heard horror stories of pre-painted minis but these are actually pretty decent.   That's not to say I haven't done a few bits and bobs to enhance the models, mainly a nuln oil wash and a few other bits.

I'm not going to post pictures of my regular ships as well, they're nothing special, but what I will do is post up pics of my converted YT-1900.

I cannot take the credit for this - it's all Nick (Link here for how he did it) - check out his blog to see all the other great stuff he's done.  What I did do though was paint it myself and I think it turned out alright, if I do say so myself...(and I do)

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And a side by side comparison with the Falcon

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Comments always appreciated.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Putting a dent in the Deadzone

I've been slowly working my way through the massive amount of Deadzone models I got from the Kickstarter.  I decided that the best way to do it would be to pick a faction and paint it in full, then move on to another.  Time has been pretty tight this year with my Phase 2 training in Jan/Feb and work being a little manic, so I went with the smallest faction, the Enforcers.  Now Mantic messed up a bit with the models as they were not the ones they had hoped to get to us so they threw in a squad of the standard Enforcers from Warzone.

Now they are not on par with GW models, but they don't deserve a lot of the criticism in internet land that I've heard about and I think they paint up quite well.  I went with a shiny red armour with a matt black body glove for the paint scheme and grey weapons (a very poor first attempt at NMM!)

So without further ado...

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Comments always welcome :)