As many of you know, besides writing, one of my great loves is the X-Wing Miniatures Game by FFG. If you’ve landed on this page, you likely already know what X-Wing is, but if not, check it out here.
One of the things I have started doing for X-Wing is creating custom art pilot cards. Not something you should be using at the elite level tournaments unless you have the official card along with it, but just some cool alternate art cards to use casually. Frequently I’ll hand these out at tournaments as a prize of sorts to players who beat me in a match. I will update this page with my creations from time to time.
Feel free to contact me with any questions — sending a message via Facebook is the easiest way to reach me. Scroll way down to the bottom of this page for a link to my Facebook page (and twitter and Instagram for that matter). Oh, and sorry for the huge watermarks, but I’ve had issues in the past with thieving bastards taking my art and re-using without permission.
Total Pilot Cards: 4 – three unique, one generic
Total Upgrade Cards: 1
Printed on thin plastic for enhanced durability, my first wave of a cards consisted of 4-LOM (G1A Starfighter), both Scum and Imperial versions of Boba Fett for the Firespray, and a Green Squadron A-Wing Pilot, as well as a double-sided Inspiring Recruit crew card, featuring both Rebel and First Order art. With the exception of the First Order Stormtrooper, which is a photograph of a life-sized statue at the Star War Launch Bay in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, all the artwork was created by taking Photographs of my custom 1:6 scale action figures and then Photoshopping the living hell out of them.
Total Pilot Cards: 6 – two unique, four generic
Total Upgrade Cards: 3
Printed on the same material, I switched up the design on this wave. While I liked the Wave 1 template from a design standpoint, the layout and the amount of detail in the frames made them harder to read from across the table than I liked. For Wave 2, I simplified the layout, switched to a landscape orientation, and made the art full-bleed. Once again, the pilots are all heavily Photoshopped photographs of 1:6 scale action figures. BB-8 and A Score to Settle are both photos of life-sized, screen-accurate prop replicas.
Total Standard Pilot Cards: 3 – two generic, one unique
Total Crossover Pilot Cards: 3 Masters of the Universe themed uniques
Total Standard Upgrade Cards: 2
Total Crossover Upgrade Cards: 2
Printed on the same material as waves one and two, I decided to do something different this time around. As always, the artwork consists of heavily Photoshopped photographs of action figures, but I have a mix of scales this time — most are 1:6, but I also have some 1:8 and 1:12 mixed in. The standard pilots are Zuckuss, Lothal Rebel and the the Sienar Specialist for the new TIE Aggressor and the standard upgrades are crew cards for Boba Fett and Rebel Captive. The crossover upgrades are a much-needed Predator Predator EPT, and a Superman Determination. This wave also includes a limited edition set of Masters of the Universe themed pilot cards for He-Man (Luke Skywalker), Man-At-Arms (Biggs Darklighter) and Skeletor (Darth Vader), with a Castle Greyskull cardback.
Total Pilot Cards: 5 – all uniques
Total Upgrade Cards: 4
Again printed on plastic for enhanced durability, I wanted to try something different for this wave: introducing the Helmet Series! All pilot cards are 100% original artwork, displaying the iconic helmets (and masks) of the pilot. This series includes Fenn Rau, Biggs Darklighter, Kanan Jarrus, Poe Dameron (PS9 version) and Kylo Ren. Kylo’s pilot card is for the upcoming TIE Silencer, not the Upsilon. Upgrade cards for this wave are the same style as the last two waves, using action figures and Photoshop. The upgrades are R2-D2, an Imperial Recon Specialist, 4-LOM and a much-requested K-2SO crew — in the guise of Intelligence Agent.