Monday, December 1, 2014

Billy's Jalopies

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Well, I now sit here stuffed after a 2nd Thanksgiving dinner (leftovers), once again thinking: 'Oh my god why....why did I eat so much?' I can't do too much in my current state, but I can do a blog post at least I suppose.

So Saturday evening, Billy (last mentioned in this post here) and his fiance joined us for a night of gaming at our house. We were hoping for X-Wing, but he brought a card game called Boss Monster, or Monster Boss...something like that. Generally I don't prefer card games, but his fiance doesn't play X-Wing, so we gave it a go so she wouldn't be reduced to just watching us play. Besides, it had an always fun fuck with your opponents element which appeals to me greatly (and they all ganged up on me in the last round...and I still won! Though only just barely). Indeed, I won 2 out of 3 rounds, so it was all good.

Anyways, Billy is one of our local X-Wing fanbois. Due to health issues he can no longer assemble/paint minis, so he locked onto X-Wing pretty quickly and has a huge horde of ships! Several he got 2nd hand 'cheap' and in bad shape (yes, buyers beware and all that). For example he has a TIE advance that's only fit for a wreckage marker. Speaking of wrecks...

Not an uncommon problem I'm sure...

This Interceptor had a previously broken and reglued (albeit very crooked) wing. I offered to paint some ships for him, and he asked if I would add some red stripes to this beater. Why he didn't want that on a unbroken model is beyond me. That's just Billy, if you knew him you'd understand. So in looking at this fighter the wing quickly broke again. I fixed it, then I dropped it (breaking it again) and all sorts of profanity ensued...


...but as you can see, its fixed again (for the moment). I can't seem to bend the warped wings back into the proper shape. Oh well. He also had a B-Wing which he had broken off the recepticle for the flight-stand-post off of, and reglued sideways if...not entirely straight. 'I was high when I fixed it.' Sigh...stoners for the win.


Anyways, he wanted me to change the wings to be in the folded down/traveling position, and to adjust the cockpit to match the sideways position. It was easy enough to do, though I needed a piece of plasticard on the top wing due to a gap (its not really an issue on the bottom wing).

Note the cockpit is level with the base, not the ship. Though in space 'level' is a curious concept...

He doesn't want it painted yet apparently in hopes the Scum and Villainy will get them, but I'm not holding my breath on that. However it will need to be repainted at some point. I sent him a cellphone pic and he was pleased with it, so all I need to work on now is the racing stripes on the Interceptor along with keeping its freaking wings on.

1 comment:

Greg Hess said...

Nice conversion on the B-wing. Simple and effective! I love me some star wars!