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mleaman
01-08-2014, 08:40
I received my Kickstarter copy on Monday and I've been punching out the cardboard bits and such. There's not much in the way of assembly but the instructions indicate that there's a round cardboard washer that is included as part of the assembly of the wind gauge. However, mine doesn't seem to fit as part of the assembly. If I put the cardboard spacer/washer between the dial and direction needle it's too thick to connect the black plastic fastener. It's not a big deal function-wise but I thought I'd ask in case I'm missing the obvious.

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I'm also wondering if anyone has a trick to snug up the connection between the clear plastic sheet on the base and the node bottom of the ship.

DeRuyter
01-08-2014, 09:44
Looks very similar to the X-wing maneuver dial assembly (which does not have a washer). For those dials it does take a bit of force to get them to snap together.

mleaman
01-08-2014, 10:10
Looks very similar to the X-wing maneuver dial assembly (which does not have a washer). For those dials it does take a bit of force to get them to snap together.

I know what you're referring to... FFG uses that same fastener in many of their games that I own (LotR LCG, Bloodbowl Team Manager, etc...). In this case it's not about the effort need to connect the fastener, it's the improper size to go through three layers of chipboard as illustrated. I'm wondering why that washer was needed at all.

Demiurgo
01-08-2014, 10:40
I know what you're referring to... FFG uses that same fastener in many of their games that I own (LotR LCG, Bloodbowl Team Manager, etc...). In this case it's not about the effort need to connect the fastener, it's the improper size to go through three layers of chipboard as illustrated. I'm wondering why that washer was needed at all.

The small cardboard roundel to insert in-between is not really necessary. The actual cardboard is a little thicker than we expected, so the rivet works well without that extra insert.

GrouperKicker
01-08-2014, 10:42
I know what you're referring to... FFG uses that same fastener in many of their games that I own (LotR LCG, Bloodbowl Team Manager, etc...). In this case it's not about the effort need to connect the fastener, it's the improper size to go through three layers of chipboard as illustrated. I'm wondering why that washer was needed at all.

I think that the washer is there to prevent wear from the 'pointer' rubbing against the body of the wind gauge. I have added a spacer to my X-Wing movement counters to prevent this. Seems nice that Ares thought of this... FFG did NOT.

GrouperKicker
01-08-2014, 10:43
Ninja'd by Ares!!!