What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – June 21-27

Sue painted her other most recent Forgeworld model, Bigby Crumb the Ratling Chef. “Even though the Roge Doc comes with a different model in her box, I just see these two as travelling companions. I primed Bigby with Wraithbone primer. I used Apothecary White Contrast Paint for his hat and chef shirt, and Guilliman Flesh for his skin. I wanted his skin tone to be slightly different from the Rogue Doc, so they are both primed different colors, and while they’re both Guilliman Flesh, hers is thinned down with Contrast Medium. I used Nazdreg Yellow Contrast Paint for his blonde hair. I primed his chef’s pot Leadbelcher and just used a black shade overtop. It’s kind of blurred out, but Bigby’s missing shoe ended up in the stew!”

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Where to Start? X-Wing: Miniatures Game Part 1 – Rebels & Empire

In this new series of articles we will be looking to explore the barrier to entry to various games, what options you have for getting started and what addition purchases are worth the money and what could be considered indulgences.

In this Where to Start, Kris will be talking about Star Wars X-Wing: The Miniatures Game and what options you have to start playing this fun, faced paced Space Combat game set in the Star Wars Universe.

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – June 14-20

Sue was notified that her latest Forgeworld order arrived at the Sentry Box this week, so she pushed aside all her other projects and excitedly painted this Rogue Doc from Necromunda. “I primed the model white, and used Apothecary White (as is) for the shirt and mask. I did a terrible job of applying it to the mask, so I ended up doing highlighting down the center, on the creases, and around the edges to fix it. For the medical outfit, I used Gauss Blaster Green with a thinned down (Contrast Medium) Aethermatic Blue over top. I used thinned down (Contrast Medium) Guilliman Flesh for the skin and Magos Purple for the hair. Since most of her face is covered, I tried to give her bold make up to at least make her eyes stand out. The Contrast Paint pooled in a way I didn’t like in a couple of areas, like her tummy, so I waited for it to dry and mixed the Contrast Paint with the color underneath to blend and fix it. I’ve wanted to paint this model ever since it was released. I love the outfit, and everything about it! “

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Crusty Brushes: Being An Arbitrator – Big Plans For Eventual Return To The Tabletop Part Four

I’ve been doing these Necromunda articles for the better part of two years now and sometimes It can be a bit tricky to form an articulate and concise article, with a good beginning, middle and end. Sometimes, however,  you just say stuff and show pretty pictures…

this time, it’s the latter!

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Kickstarter Update – JUNE 20

Today we bring you another update on our Kickstarters. During the last month we’ve received 2 Kickstarter projects at the store and backed 2 additional projects. If you want to be updated when new products – including Kickstarters – arrive at Sentry Box, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.  If you are interested in a project below, contact us at the store for more info, prices or to be added to the pre-orders list. It works just like any other pre-order at the store, you only pay when you pick up the game. This is a great way to get your hands on some of the most popular Kickstarter games without having to pay upfront and you don’t have to pay for shipping. Plus you get double points on all pre-orders!

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – June 7-13

Greg tried new Kickstarter arrival Genotype: A Mendelian Genetics Game. “This is the latest offering from Genius Games, who make great games with scientific themes. This one is a medium-weight, worker-placement, dice-drafting game, where players are breeding pea plants for specific genetic traits. The dice are rolled each round and represent the different traits and players draft what they need to fulfil their plants, before harvesting them and scoring points. There are action spaces to manipulate the drafting order, pick up new plant cards or tools, plant and harvest, and more, and there are upgrades a player can buy at the end of each round. It was a fun game and, as usual, comes with a booklet explaining the science behind the game. Tracy asked to play again the next day and this time she did much better, crushing me by 95 to 77. It’s a nice medium weight game with a bit of luck in the card draws and dice rolls, but with a decent amount of strategy as well.”

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What have The Sentry Box staff been up to – May 31-June 6

Greg finally got around to finishing the last of the four Renegade Games puzzles – the Kids on Bikes RPG cover. “I’d been holding off because there’s a limited colour palette and some large blank areas, so it seemed a bit tricky. In the end it wasn’t quite as bad as I thought, in no small part due to the poster that comes with it that is the exact size of the puzzle itself.”

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