As part of the May the Fourth especial day in volomir.com, let’s review the miniatures in X-Wing the miniatures game.
X-Wing the miniatures game is currently one of the most played wargames in the community. Published in 2012 by the American company Fantasy Flight Games, it was a great hit since its early launch.
The game consists of collectible miniatures representing the ships of the Star Wars franchise, and with them you can recreate space combat in the original saga and expanded universe backgrounds (and since last year, also in the new trilogy setting).
The game is fun, easy to learn, fast paced and very competitive if need be. Recommended for players looking for either an immersive experience or casual games.
The miniatures are very loyal reproductions of the Star Wars universe and they are sold pre-painted, which is quite a relief for those who only play and do not enjoy painting. However, the ships are great for re-painting, either by priming them to cover the very basic factory paintjob, or by directly painting over them.
The miniatures are very detailed, the quality of the sculpture is impecable (the 3D design of the vehicles is obvious here, offering crisp edges with fine and tiny detail).
The quality of the pre-paintjob is less than desirable for the strict eye. Fortunately paint can be applied on top of it quite easily.
Check out what an experimented painter such as Roman Lappat can do with a ship of the game using a lot of ingenuity and originality:
When it comes to big ships, one can really feel the difference that a job of repaint can do.
If you are up to the challenge, there are numerous tutorials and articles on the internet that can help you with repainting. In our opinion, currently there’s nothing like the tutorial from our friends in Painting Buddha. Just observe the painting of Ben Komets on this Millenium Falcon.
There are several chapters in which Ben shows the complete process in real time, while also maintaining a conversation. Don’t miss any detail!
PROS: The quality of the reproduction in the design of the spaceships, the scale is small but the detail of the miniatures is incredible.
CONS: If you are not one to game, and you are only interested in the miniatures, the price per ship can get a bit high.