Friday, June 21, 2019

Star Wars Hoth Project Update

Hello everyone.  Many projects are seeing some excellent progress currently.  My main focus is on running my Star Wars Hoth game at PacifiCon over the labor day weekend here in the US.

I'd like to say, this project wouldn't be possible without the AWESOME Golden Candle Miniature Painting - thank you Michael!  More on them once I have everything pulled together for this --- and I take far better pictures than what you'll see here today ...

First, one of my favorite pictures of Echo Base I've seen ...


This single picture is driving my concept for this game.  For the Ion Cannon (or, giant boob nipple gun as it is called in the Family Guy Star Wars spoofs), looking at the painting result to be as follows ...


I picked up the free (Thingiverse) model and cleaned it up/resized and 3D printed it.  Model and result below ...



This is about the size of a small soccer ball ... should be a nice terrain element on the tabletop when completed.

I'll be fielding 3 x AT-AT - 3D printed from the model available from Gambody.  These are now printed and cleaned.  Moving to assembly and painting shortly.

I have 12 x T-47 Air Speeders ... 4 for blue squadron, 4 Rogue squadron, and 4 green squadron.  I also have 6 x AT-ST that are done.  I've purchased models from Fantasy Flight Games Star Wars Legion for the majority - but I also have miniatures, primarily specialists and characters, from Skull Forge Studio (3D printed from Shapeways) and Alternative Gaming Miniatures.  I have 4 x 3D printed laser turrets from Imperial Terrain.

I'll be using the "Setting the Scene - Winter Wargaming" snow mat approach detailed in the most excellent book by Pat Smith (Wargaming with Silver Whistle).  I'll be doing "trench inserts" that will sit into the table.

This project is fast coming together.  Can't wait to see it all done.

Several *Work In Progress* pictures below ... better ones to come in the future ...

















Stay tuned for more updates as I get further along.

24 comments:

  1. This looks to be a very impressive game!

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  2. Wow - childhood dream wargame stuff!
    Keep it up & report back please.
    Best wishes,
    Jeremy

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    1. Yes sir, I've always wanted to do this one :-)

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  3. I have lost count how many different projects/collections you have now Jay and each one of them bigger and better than we could ever dream of.

    Your latest is out of this world and looks like its going to be something very special.

    Thanks also for the mention.

    Cheers,

    Pat.

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    1. Thanks Pat! Looking forward to donning my rubber gloves and breaking out the chaulk and snow to follow in your footsteps :-)

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  4. Looks like it will be an utterly fantastic table. Par for the course for you and your crew. Great job and effort for this project. 😀

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  5. *8 year old me wipes a tear from his eye*
    Just speechless... looking at this I feel like I could take on the whole Empire myself.
    This may be the one where I load up the family truckster and head across the country to Jay World!! I can definitely see this being your masterpiece 😀

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    1. Lol! One of my favorite scenes from the family guy spoofs is Dak saying that ... with Luke saying 'really, cause thst would be great! Hey everyone, Dak's got this one." He flies up and says "Hey Empire, get ready to suck some Dak" ... right before they blow him away. Lol

      Load up the wagon train and come on over :-)

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  6. Brilliant! I'd have gone even bigger and used a very large ball as the ion cannon body... but who has room for that? XD

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    1. Lol, I went as large as my print bed would support without splitting it up. Storage ... always a consideration :-)

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  7. Greatest Star Wars blog post ever! So many speeders...

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  8. Looks great. I'm fortunate in having the Kenner Micro Star Wars Hoth sets so may look to doing something similar using the old toy version of the 'boob nipple gun'.

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    1. Excellent! Great to be able to use the Kenner toys for these games :-)

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