As stated in the first part of this entry, I have gained another 364 points with the Napoleonics I have painted, but at exactly 1475 points this leaves me 25 points short of my objective of 1500 points. (Note from the Friday Minion - you were actually a lot closer than you thought, but keep painting at all costs...)
Now the miniatures featured here have been a bit of a hush-hush project of mine. I have no idea what amount of points they will generate, I'll leave that up to Greg, but I am guessing they will be good enough for the 25 points needed.
Since I have been playing X-wing with buddy Mark, we have been wanting to do this cheaper. Studio Bergstrom offered a simple way out with their 1 inch Fighters series. These inexpensive craft (you get about a squadron of fighters for the price of one X-wing pre-painted one) only needed a scaled down version of the base, which is made possible due to lasered MDF ;-) I have painted up some test figures before (now in the possession of Mark himself) as well as a squadron of TIE Bombers.
Anyway without further ado here are the miniatures themselves.
The Rebel Alliance fighter command
The Imperium's finest. Yup, after taking the pictures I noticed I will have to do something with the TIE-fighter bases, I was not sure whether to use stickers or painted bases when I started with the project and only later, after finishing these eyeballs I decided to do fire-arcs on the bases of the other craft.
There are 5 squadrons of 12 figures each, shown here. Well I say squadrons but the Rebels are divided in 2 units of 6 fighters each, the Imperials have two 12 fighter units except for one of the squints (Interceptors for those not in the know) which I gave a blood red stripe and the initials of Soontir Fell. Also prominent is Dart Vader's TIE advanced so that makes 61 fighters. But how many points would they be worth?
It would be very bad form indeed not to show my profound gratitude for the excellent services as supplied for by Greg, a better Friday-Minion one could not wish for. I found his commentaries bought fair and stimulating and his replies always swift and to the point. Thanks heaps for this!
That would be my final official post for this Year's Challenge.
Hoi Sander! Very nice to see a "surprise" project like this come into the light. I'm sure you feel pretty psyched to have been working away at this for some time, and now be able to share it with all of us.
These fighters look great, and what a clever notion of running it all through a different scale with smaller miniatures. While I have not been hit by the Star Wars bug myself, it has swept through the hobby space like wildfire (our group here in Winnipeg LOVES it), and yet this is the first time I have seen some clever folks opting for a more economical - and still cool - approach. Very well done!
As I mentioned before, you were already quite close to meeting you goal, closer than you had thought. For scoring I will deem these to be 6mm vehicles, which nets you 122 points - so more than enough to exceed the 25 you suspected you were short. Congratulations on hitting your goal! It has been awesome today to see many members of the Friday Fun Crew beating their targets - we just need to crack the whip on a few to make for a proper team showing (Samuli, Gilles, you had best be painting while you read this...)
It has been my pleasure Sander! I hope we see you in the comments section as this Challenge concludes, and brushing up a storm in the next Challenge!