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  1. Robert McLain

    Bandai release schedule

    Do you have a Hobby lobby near you (that's not closed for Covid 19)? mine has the Y-Wing for 39.99, but you can use the weekly 40% off coupon to make it more reasonable.
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    Alien Nostromo refinery build

    Epic. Simply Epic. Robert:)
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    Painting on rubber?

    Pretty sure any acrylic paint would work fine. Enamels wont dry properly and will remain tacky. Not sure about lacquers. Robert:)
  4. Robert McLain

    Bandai release schedule

    That's a masterful paintjob, beautiful! But how could he not address that upward bow? it's so glaring. Robert:)
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    Bandai release schedule

    Just a heads up: watch out for warping of the main hull. When I did a test fit of the top and bottom hull pieces with the sidewalls there was an obvious upward bow to the front third of the ship. I had to shave the alignment tabs off the front half of the hull pieces and glue and clamp to get it...
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    Bandai release schedule

    I know a lot of members here don't have an airbrush, so choose your rattle can paint carefully. The details on this beauty are TINY....some of the finest I've seen. it would be a shame to obscure any of it. Robert:)
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    Bandai release schedule

    I think a thin wash with a color slightly darker than the base coat is how I plan to address the panel lines. Too dark and it will look busy. I also plan on picking out the odd panel here and there with a darker shade. Still haven't decided on a base coat yet. Robert:)
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    Bandai release schedule

    Mine should me here the 3rd:)
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    Bandai release schedule

    I agree, but I just keep thinking the detail and accuracy will make it worth it...….I hope? Bandai hasn't let me down yet. Robert
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    Battle of the Planets (Gatchaman) - God Phoenix

    Awesome work! brings back fond childhood memories:) You think the Phoenix is wonky, try making Speed Racer's Mach 5. That thing changes from every angle! Robert:)
  11. Robert McLain

    1/12 Bandai Boba Fett - New Intro! (Almost Finished)

    That's and old technique. I used to use it to simulate tarps on armored vehicles. An oldie but a goodie! Robert
  12. Robert McLain

    Bandai release schedule

    That 3D print looks like it has a bit too thick of a paint job. I am STOKED to see the first test shot to see those super fine details pop! The panel lines should be quite a bit finer when molded also. This kit begs to be painted with an airbrush. Robert:)
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    (Sort of) Ultimate Hasbro FrankenTIE?

    I'm working on the same project as you and I am beginning to think that Vintage wings are too BIG after attaching them to the Solo tie cockpit....too tall. Maybe someone with a studio scale tie could measure the height and width of their wings? The vintage wings are 15 and 1/4 high x 12 and 1/2...
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    Bandai release schedule

    That's why I'm waiting for the hopefully soon to come sprue shots.....then we can know for sure:)
  15. Robert McLain

    Bandai release schedule

    Can't wait-can't wait-can't wait! I think this SD will be the PERFECT size for handling and "playing" with. Kind of awkward with the Zvezda and PG Falcon. Robert:)

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