Thursday, April 23, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

First game on new X-Wing Tabletop.....

To All,
Some shots from last night's game with Jawaballs. My first foray into Scum and Villainy and I missed some cards and synergy plays. Plus I flew my Firespray off the board - oops. I'll learn.....

The board worked out great!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Custom X-Wing Miniatures Tabletop Play Area -Part II


I finished my X-Wing Table. I think it turned out pretty well.

We left off with the table sanded and ready for paint.
I used KRYLON primer.
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I used 1 1/2 cans to get good coverage. I let it dry overnight.

Then 2 cans of RUST-O-LEUM  Textured Metallic spray-paint called "GALAXY."  

I used 2 coats which ended up being 2 cans worth. The 'Galaxy' paint has silver speck in it, so it looks like space/stars.

I did clear-coat it with KRYLON Crystal Clear Flat.
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 Here is the finished table.

I think I'm going to add some X-Wing Rebel and Imperial symbols. We'll see.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Custom X-Wing Miniatures Tabletop Play Area

To All,

I have decided to build an X-Wing Table Top. Here are the simple steps:

1) I went to Home Depot and bought a 4x8 sheet of Purebond Poplar plywood. When you purchase the plywood at HD they will give you 2 cuts for free, so I had the gentleman cut the 3'2"x 5' section I needed. 

 Here is the board on my sawhorses:
 Here is the X-Wing: Death Star Assault Playmat  on it to give you some scale. I bought the mat from Cotton Jim's Flags. Great prices, great service, fast shipping!
X-wing Tabletop Play Area
I had considered using MDF board, but I had no use for the extra pieces. I'm going to build a birdhouse with the leftover plywood.

2) I wanted to frame the two "player boxes" on each end, so I purchased 6 simple 3/4 inch dowels. They come in 36" sections so I only had to cut the short sides.

 This is the "making sure it fit" layout.
 I used a countersink bit to make conical holes in the dowels so the screw heads wouldn't be exposed.
 I picked up 24  EVERBILT #6 x 1" wood screws
 The long edges are just the 36" dowels laid out, I had to cut the other two dowels into 12" sections for the short edges. I then secured the dowels.
X-wing Tabletop Play Area
Elmer's Carpenter's wood filler to fill the holes.... seen here.
Then a little sanding with 150 grit sandpaper.
 It awaits paint.

Part II tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

X-Wing live Thursday, March 19th

To All,

Jawaballs and I are going to broadcast our Thursday night X-Wing this Thursday, March 19th at 8:30pm, on the Stout Smurk Ustream channel.  Click on the link to get there.
Stout Smurf Ustream Channel

Monday, March 2, 2015

Some Cold Wars games cancelled.......

To All,
Around Christmas I ruptured my Achilles tendon and had to have surgery. As the convention was approaching I had full intention, with the help of my son, on running my full docket of games. Unfortunately my son has a prior commitment and physically I can’t haul in the bins, set up the board, run a 4 hour game, pack up the terrain and figures, and re-pack the car on one leg. So I have to cancel these two games:

F-314 - Gnome Wars: ....just not the slowest.
Fri. 8:00 PM, 3 hrs, 30 players
GM: Steven Stanton and Stout Gnomes
Prize: GNOMES!
Fantasy 28mm, Rules: Gnome Wars
S-316 - Gnome Wars: The Battle of West Point -
April 16th, 1865 - Theme Game
Sat. 2:00 PM, 4 hrs, 8 players
GM: Jim Stanton and Stout Gnomes
Prize: GNOMES!
American Civil War 28mm, Rules: Gnome Wars

I will still be running the joust:

S-315 - Gnome Wars: The Joust
Sat. 8:00 PM, 2 hrs, 30 players
GM: Steven Stanton and Stout Gnomes
Prize: GNOMES!
Fantasy 28mm, Rules: Gnome Wars
Gnome Jousting Tournament. Rules Taught - quick, easy, FUN!
No one under 14 without a playing adult.

Sorry about this, but it is what it is. You will see me limping around the convention.
Jim Stanton

“The Gnome Guy”

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Awesome KickStarter from 6 Squared Studios.....

Old West Street Tiles's video poster
To All,
I'm back from the edge oblivion.        

I cleaned my basement last weekend and I’m ready to resume all aspects of the hobby, including a Gnome Wars update. But more on that later……

I’m writing to inform everyone of a great KickStarter by some guys who are Gnome Wars veterans affectionately referred to as ‘The Canadians.”  Instead of having me describing it, check it out.

6 Squared Studios