So from my last post you may have gathered that I really like Star Wars, and over the years have had several collections of figures based on this subject, starting with the Palitoy figures: then later on some of Grenadier Miniatures figure sets before the company folded.
Now, I didn't collect any of the Wizards of the Coast versions, mores the pity, so when Imperial Assault came out by FFG, I sat on the fence for a long time trying to decide whether I wanted to buy another set of figures. But when they started releasing the bounty hunters, I was finally swayed, as these were my favourite characters of the whole franchise.
"I WANT THEM ALIVE,
So I started buying just the bounty hunters and got all four that FFG released, but was disappointed that Zuckuss and 4-LOM weren't released along with them in the first and so far.., subsequent waves. Not being the most patient of people I decided to convert a C3PO into 4-LOM and scratch build a Zuckuss.
As you can see in the picture I also converted Boba Fett`s cape as I didn't like the standard one.
By now I had purchased the main core game and several other booster packs, with no idea what I wanted to do with the game. I initially thought I would just play the rules that came in the box, so set about painting some more of my growing mountain of models .
"I ASSUME YOUR PROGRAMMED
FOR ETIQUETTE AND PROTOCOL!"
Next I painted C3PO and R2D2, it was at this point I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to make a part of one of the settlement city's of Tatooine.. on a 6' x 4' board, using the Imperial Assault rules, but turning it into almost an RPG with a city full of NPC's, that may be neutral, or might be aligned to the Imperium or the Rebellion.
So as you can see in the picture I have started to paint some more R2 units and protocol droids.
I'm also planning as I go along, to do some conversions to make an R4 unit and Death Star droid and any others I can convert or scratch build.
"ECHO BASE, I'VE FOUND THEM! "
Now, anyone who has been collecting the Fantasy Flight Games range will know they haven't made a massive amount of vehicles.. as of yet. So when I spotted a Revell Snow Speeder in 1:52 scale I snapped it up. The pilots are a little on the small scale but compared to the AT-ST that FFG make, it's pretty darn close.. as you can see in the picture.
"AH ! DO THAT AGAIN!"
Sorry my Hutenese is a little rusty.
Wanting to base my gaming on Tatooine, it would be rude not to do some of the denizens of Jabba's Palace. Having gotten myself the box set and booster packs which I am slowly painting, I've also been converting some of the Weequay's and Gamoreen guards to add variation to the mix; and I want to put Jabba on his throne, as it were, with Salicious B Crumb, and maybe Leia?
But to start off, I have begun building the Max Reebo band, the first two of which, I've now completed skulpting. These are Sy Snootles, and Joh Yowza shown here in their master greens.
"LAUGH IT UP FUZZBALL!"
this final part is for Steve, as we all know how much he likes his wookies >>chuckles<<. So here is Gaarkhan, a hero from the box set.. and Chewbacca.
As the observant of you will have noticed I haven't done the bases yet: these will get done when I do the gaming boards to match them in.
Until next time have Fun !
"WE NOW RETURN YOU TO YOUR REGULAR SCHEDULED PROGRAMMING!"
Article by Dave Stone