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Guido Kauer
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I'm a woodworker during the weekends (when allowed) and I had an idea to use my laser cnc machine to remake all the x-wing game components from 3 mm plywood. I first made a 50% size version for travel but I wanted to know If I could simply expand my current collection of ships using my hobby.

I did not want simple images burned into the wood since i wanted clean lines. This meant I had to draw every single line in the drawing program that I use.

Boy was it a lot of work but here is the stuff I made.

the whole lot of it


HWK-390 and A-wing

z-95 and x-wing

y-wing and tie-fighter

another tie fighter and a tie-phantom

YT1300

decimator

lambda class shuttle

firespray 31. this was kinda anoying since all the ships I made are in top down view and this one is mainly a tall ship. so it's not that familiar from above

then I also wanted to make a huge/epic ship: the imperial raider.
I added a few details here as a second layer on top since it's such a big ship.


I made the pilots on the models seperate with little magnets so I can swap them with ease.




the tokens and movement templates. I don't think I need to make the regular tokens anymore


Of course I also had to make the cards ... this time not in wood but using the linnen paper method someone posted here.



Last the movement dials were made using two layers of wood and magnets in the centre to make them turn.


I hope you peeps won't judge me for copying the game instead of buying it. I have bought some ships but not all of these
This started out as an experiment that got a little out of hand because I had so much fun making it. Not sure if I'll continue though. Gotta find peeps to play with these first.




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The wooden dials you might be able to sell as more durable replacements.
It does look good.
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Daniel Rodriguez
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Absolutely stunning! I'm very envious
 
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Bryce K. Nielsen
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I wouldn't mind a copy of the dials. Those look great.

-shnar
 
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Wow! These are fantastic!
 
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Sebastian Grawan
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Awesome work!
 
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Congratulations ! So beautiful !
 
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Darrell Jones
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These look incredible. Nice job.
 
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They look awesome.
 
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surprise
 
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Amazing!!!
 
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I have no words.

That is one of the most creative and amazing things I have ever seen in relation to boardgames.

You are an artist.
 
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Neil Sorenson
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It's like a weird limbo-zone between cardboard chits and miniatures! But they look steampunk-y great!
 
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Guido Kauer
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Wow... you peeps are too kind.

I am a little proud of the result but it's good to hear you also like it.

I cannot take the credit for the way the ship "drawings" turned out. all I did was use an existing picture (or in some cases lots of pictures) per ship and draw over it to create the cnc file. There was some creativity involved in case the internet did not have the proper pictures.
Still... drawing the ships took a lot of frickin time.

On the other hand the functional design is all made up by me.

Now I'm wondering what project to try next. maybe armada?
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Mykola Didyk
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Nice DIY indeed!
Wooden dials should be promoted to the market )))
Using your skills and equipment you can easily pump imperial rider, granting it triangular or rhomboid crosssection.
And for portable X-Wing one can use only bases. It is not so convenient, but this game is solely about positioning squares on 2D surface.
 
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Ted Kostek
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Given the cost of the ships that you made, I bet you saved money, too. Not sure of how much that CNC machine costs, but that's a lot of ships.
 
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That looks amazing. The Raider especially really pops (I've made papercraft 40k minis back in the day, so I understand how adding an extra flat layer to an otherwise 2d image can really help the look), and the dials look really unique.

I'd love to try these, do you have the CNC - I guess .DXF files? - for these creations?

 
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