1/48 Bandai x-wing (FINISHED...with video!)

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  1. astroboy

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    Re: Now that the ball is rolling...1/48 Bandai x-wing

    Is it about a foot long?
     
  3. StevenBills

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    Re: Now that the ball is rolling...1/48 Bandai x-wing

    I am working my way through the 1/72 X-Wing and I love it, but boy is it small.

    I'd like to do the 1/48 one day to see how it compares to the Fine Molds

    I'll definitely be following this build.

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  4. astroboy

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    These are so much fun to assemble.

    And the panel lines aren't nearly as dramatic on the larger one. I'm also going to try and prime it after assembly. Normally I do it first. I figure, why not?
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    Decided to use black primer for a change. Not sure what I will use for a base coat. I feel as of my 1/72 base coat was a bit too white.

    Here's a pic next to the 1/72 uploadfromtaptalk1431804879881.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1431804900615.jpg
     
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    Re: Now that the ball is rolling...1/48 Bandai x-wing

    One more thing I have to add is that I totally hate the stand on this model. It's so cheesy.

    I would have loved for this model to be 25 bucks cheaper and NOT have any electronics.

    This all being said, the apparatus for the moving parts is fantastic and makes assembly much more enjoyable than on the 1/72.
     
  7. StevenBills

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    Yeah, I'm not very interested in the electronic aspect of this kit, so I hope that Bandai comes out with a non-electronic version. One can hope, I suppose.

    SB
     
  8. astroboy

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    It also means that something about the wing spread feels a bit spongy. I haven't checked but they may not spread as much as they should
     
  9. astroboy

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    So I've got some base coat on it. White with a touch of gray and deck tan.

    Remember what about the part seams not showing up at this scale? Boy was I wrong... uploadfromtaptalk1432083532837.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1432083552013.jpg
     
  10. Mike J.

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    Hmm... I think once the panels are painted different colors, they'll be a little less obvious.
     
  11. astroboy

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    Probably. The small one was fine.

    But it feels as if everything is simply scaled upon this one
     
  12. astroboy

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    So I'm starting to figure out the paneling on this. On my 1/72 x-wing I figured out my paneling based off of a studio scale model that someone made.

    For this one, I'm trying to see if I can follow the actual studio version (which has very few available images) which is pretty challenging.

    Already I think I've messed up. This grey needs to have a bit less brown and a bit more blue
     

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  13. astroboy

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    I think I've corrected the colour problem. Not sure. It may need a bit more blue in that mix

    I'm really trying to use the source pics for my colour selections


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  14. Hope4Sun

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    Starting to come together nicely! :cool The lease colour looks great and nice work on the panels so far, the masking is driving me mad on my 1/72 FM, but getting there slowly and like you only a few studio pics to work from. Look froward to seeing this on completed.
     
  15. Mike J.

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    Looks good to me :)
     
  16. astroboy

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    Re: Now that the ball is rolling...1/48 Bandai x-wing

    Does anyone have any pics of the starboard side of red 5? Very hard to come by.

    Sadly, the only one I can find is in my kids' star wars abc's uploadfromtaptalk1434048875398.jpg


    I also didn't realize that they made a 4 foot version for jedi that never made it into the film. There's a great pic of it in the Lucasfilm archive book

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  17. Mike J.

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    How's this?


    -MJ
     

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    Thanks!
     
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    uploadfromtaptalk1434083308958.jpg love this pic of the port side
     
  20. astroboy

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    Other than the red, I think I'm done paneling. There are a few things I've seen on other models of red five that I couldn't fine on the (very) few pics I have seen of the actual ILM model. If I'm missing anything and anyone wants to point it out...feel free.

    One little thing I had never noticed before was that little stripe on the side of the nose cone



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  21. StevenBills

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    Lookin' good!

    SB
     
  22. masterjedi322

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    Re: Now that the ball is rolling...1/48 Bandai x-wing

    Love the chipping! Did you use the salt technique?

    Sean
     
  23. astroboy

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    Nah...I used maskol. I've use salt chipping before but i was more impatient this time. The maskol looks okay right now but I think it will be better after I sand the model a bit

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  24. astroboy

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    I have one question about paneling. Are there three red panels on the starboard side of the fuselage? Or just two? I have yet to find an official reference for this.

    If anyone has a link to high-res screen caps, I have no problem sifting through to find out!
     
  25. astroboy

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    a touch of colour....


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  26. rbeach84

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    That'll do!

    Regards, Robert
     
  27. astroboy

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    Not too sure about the wing decals. Because this thing has stupid red plastic insets for the wing markings (which I painted over) but uses decals for the stripes, the colours don't match up very well. Personally, I prefer the red that I made (Insignia red and a splash of brown).


    But I really don't want to tape off those wing stripes....

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  28. Jaitea

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    Do it, do it

    You've done great so far,...paint them

    J
     
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  29. astroboy

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    anyone know the best way to get decals off?
     
  30. robn1

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    If it's not clear coated tape might pull them off. If not apply some Solvaset, it'll melt the decal so you can wipe it off.
     
  31. astroboy

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    I found some 1.5mm tape that is PERFECT for the job!
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  32. astroboy

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    I never realized how great sanding is for weathering. Especially when you use a black primer.

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    a vanity shot before the final lap!
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    Some oils



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  35. astroboy

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    finished!

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  36. astroboy

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    Re: 1/48 Bandai x-wing (FINISHED!)

    BTW, any tips for lighting finished pics?
     
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    Brilliant job astroboy,.....weathering is spot on,.....love the splattering

    How do you like the model yourself,.....electronics & all......

    ....do you think its worth the extra for the electronics etc?

    J
     
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    Thanks! I'm pretty happy with the spattering. Not as happy with the pigments.

    Now....is the extra money worth it? I'd say that if they had a version without the electronics, it isn't worth it at all. The only lights that are worth it here are the engine ones. There's only a single LED for the cockpit. The motorized wings aren't worth it and the sound effects are awful I wish I could turn them off. (scratch that. I'm gonna snip the speaker wire)

    However, it is worth the money if you spend time on it. I can't afford (nor am I skilled enough) for a salzo studio scale. So this is the next best thing.

    They really need to simply scale up the 1/72 version to 1/48. That would be the best option. The motor is too integrated in this one to simply adapt this model (I hate the base on this. It looks like a trophy stand. I should have just set it in open wing position and built a new one)
     
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    Amazing work matey! Turned out awesome, masking those strips can be a PIA (just doing mine at mo grrrrrr! Lol) nice work!!
     
  41. astroboy

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    it is about 10.5 inches

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    Masking is actually my favorite part. Cutting parts off the sprue is what kills me
     
  42. Haystack Hair

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    Beautiful paintwork and lovely photography! The greyblue areas are especially superb, they look bang-on
     
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  43. astroboy

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    Thanks!

    two things I've learned here
    1. prime in black
    2. a light sand is the best way to start off your weathering
     
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  44. Jaitea

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    Brilliant video Astro,......The X-Wing has turned out great

    ....whats next?

    J
     
  45. astroboy

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    Not sure. Here's what I have

    Mobious viper 2
    1/144 slave 1
    1/72 fm xwing
    1/72 Bandai vader tie
    1/48 at St
    1/72 falcon

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  46. astroboy

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    Does anyone know why my photos are gone?

    Is it because I moved them to a sub file on photobucket?


    It probably it. I WILL FIX THIS!
     
  47. Dobber

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    That probably did it. Yes, please do fix the links. I really want to see the pictures! :)

    Chris
     
  48. SofaKing01

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    Yup. Moving the files but not updating the links caused the error. I wish Photobucket had a work around for this without the user having to update EACH and EVERY link. I would love to consolidate / better organize all my photos.
     
  49. astroboy

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    fixed the links and added a few more in the finished section
     
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    Nice extra pics,......(all the best for the BSC @ Scale Model Addict)

    J
     

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