So that Peter J. can see what I have, so he can use a Squadron Builder site to create his own squadrons, I've decided to parade my X-Wing stuff.
EDIT: Four ships were added as of 31/12/21 and are now included in the totals. Classes with changed numbers have been highlighted yellow.
I'm not exactly sure how I've managed to collect this amount of stuff for a game I've played less than half a dozen times but, there you have it, I'm a collector, obviously. Most of these ships have never fired a shot, sorry laser.
It was Peter who started me off down this road. One Christmas, several twin moons ago, he brought a starter set round to play and I was immediately hooked. It looked perfect, as a 'filler game', to play between larger historical games.
Initially I thought to buy a dozen ships but, it seems X-Wing models are like crack cocaine: Unlike figures, which you need to paint and base before you can use them, X-Wing models provide instant 'ready painted / ready to go' gratification; you can use an X-Wing model immediately after taking it out of its box; for me, this was quite novel and very addictive.
Since splurging on ebay (I probably bought over half the collection in the first year), when you could pick up ships relatively cheaply (66% cost, or less), I've curbed the number of ships I buy: Now I usually only buy ships after Christmas or my Birthday, using up the Amazon vouchers I invariably receive.
This year I'm adding at least one more ship, a present from my wife for Christmas, an Imperial Raider Corvette: I can't wait for that to arrive. It's the biggy!
However, looking forward, being a collector of version 1 (now outdated), pickings will be slim. Most V1 ships are unobtainable and those that are seem to be quite expensive (K-Wing £25). Long gone, it seems, are the days of reasonable ebay bargains.
My Christmas present Raider is a case in point, it was bought on ebay in used condition and there wasn't much change from a ton. In my first year of collecting they were coming up regularly for £50 - £70 each. Plus, although I can see a small base for the Advanced Tie Fighter that comes with a complete Raider package I'm not expecting to see one in my ebay purchase - or will I be surprised? Blimey, that would be a cosy bonus because I'm looking for one!
I think X-Wing is a great fun game and the pre-painted models are superb. I really should get it out and play with it more often. Obviously, anyone contemplating getting this game from a standing start should go for the version 2 edition - more ships and readily available. I'd upgrade myself but, the cost would be horrific!
Anyway, enough said, onto the roll call. The following pictures have been added to show just how good these little models are.
K-Wing x2X-Wing x6
Y- Wing x2 (Note: +1 in Scum faction ships).
Z95 x 1 (Note: +2 in Scum faction ships).
HWK-290 x1 (Note: Can also be a Scum faction ship, I only have one model).
Sheathipede-Class Shuttle x1
Tie Fighter (Captured) x1
Tie Interceptor x5
Tie Bomber x2
Tie Punisher x2
Tie Defender x3
Tie Reaper x1
Tie Advanced x2
Tie Phantom x2
Tie Aggressor x2
M3-A Interceptor x2
G-1A Starfighter x2
Scurrg H-6 Bomber x1
Kihraxz Fighter x2
Z95 x 2 (Note: +1 in Rebel faction ships).
Y- Wing x1 (Note: +2 in Rebel faction ships).
HWK-290 x1 (Note: Can also be a Rebel faction ship, I only have one model).
B/SF-17 Bomber x2
YT1300 (Millennium Falcon) x1
Lambda-Class Shuttle x1
Upsilon-Class Shuttle x1
VT49 Decimator x1
Firespray 31 x1 (Note: I have cards for this to be either an Imperial or Scum faction ship).
Lancer-class Pursuit Craft x1
Jumpmaster 5000 x1
C-ROC Cruiser x1
GR-75 Medium Transport x1
Gozanti-Class Cruiser x1
Raider class Corvette x1
There is also a home made escape pod and an asteroid base, plus some asteroids, space buoys and debris clouds.