B/Y wing builds.

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by CutThumb, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. CutThumb

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    Well, I've decided to combine two builds together. One has taken me two weeks and was a breeze to finish. One has taken me two years and alot of patience. Not too difficult to guess which was which. I've figured that as I will end up painting both at the same time in the spring anyway, if I post them together the one will eventually force me to complete the other.
    First off the mark then ,the Red Jammer Y wing.
    I've not much to say about the kit other than it exceeded my expectations hugely in almost every area.

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    When I was finally able to download the build instructions ( I've also had to rebuild my computer drive so I would recommend all members give all their files and drives a through scan with their security software some time soon) I was greatly impressed by the detail and documentaion that had gone into it. Thats pretty rare for most garage kits and given the complexity of RED Jammer Y wing,its absolutely necessary.
    I just gotta say thanks again for them Jason. They made building this bird a very much easier process than I would have ever guessed and more importantly a fun one.
    There is very little I did differently other than NOT attatching the two engines to the aluminium plate first. I'm wiring this for lights so I wanted to be able to get access to them relatively easily. Be warned. If you do this it is a lot harder to keep all the elements of the engine build lined up with the rest of the ship. I sketched and marked positions onto them by slipping them on and off the strut frequently. Otherwise , given all the angles involved with the T strips etc its dead easy to get them wrong.
    As I've said great instructions without which getting all those greeblies on would have been difficult.



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    Talking of greeblies the detail captured in this kit is hugely impressive considering just how many small pieces are in it. Besides the small blurry bit that everyone is missing I had only two tiny pieces that will need replacing. The parts were really clean and required very little clean up and prep. I've used less apoxie sculpt on this build than almost any other I've had. Mike did a fantastic job with this kit and after doing fifty odd of them in such a short period will probably need a very long holiday!



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    Its an iconic ship and one I've always to get hold of so thanks to Steve and everyone involved for producing it. I got a kick from building this that I had not had in a while. Anyone thinking of lighting it ,its been made pretty simple to do, at least the engines anyway. I moved the magnets up on the back plate and put two runners in the bottom to hold the batteries dead flat against copper strips at the back. You only have to solder the wires on and put another strip in to the back plate to make a circuit. I'll finish the lighting the same time I finish with my next build.

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    And this is it. Two years and some many months on since I got the B wing. This is NOT Frank and Moes kit. This is the Robert Burns kit and its been a difficult build for many reasons.
    Firstly the casting was not good at all. The big wing actually looked like an aero bar when I tried to clean it up and I've filled and sanded it so many times I almost gave up on it . Infact nearly all of the parts needed significant revision and clean up to make them usable. If it had not been for TJ (Shadowknights) help with replacements and some advice this would still be in the loft in a box.
    I know its a representation of a B wing and as such its a * sight better than I could ever have managed but it really did stretch my abilities to get it into the shape it is today.




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    One thing it has taught me is not to be afraid about cutting up a model. if you aren't happy with it you may as well change it because its you whose going to be looking at it everyday once its finished. So I've redone the cockpit as best as I've can to more closely resemble the original.



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    Theres also lighting the engines to consider, so I've bored the hull out to take some batteries. I've also put two additonal steel rods in to keep the two sides connected so it won't ever sag.


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    Nearly all the guns have been updated and had detail added into them to take them alittle bit closer to the original. The tail gun array really needed the most work

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    The bits left are the most time consumming to finish. I am rebuiding the heat sinks for the top and bottom hulls, but does anyone know from which kit the four engine rim rings come from?


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    Similarly I've drilled the old detail out of the rear of the cabin. Where did the part that goes in here come from (looks like jet turbine blades.)

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    If I can get those bits sorted then I'm in striking distance of finishing this off, which I'd really like to. It a decent model that could be made better and unfortunately for me I can't leave well alone if I think I can improve it.
    On the plus side I've been able to combine two kit builds together and I'll finish them both at the same time. As there are only about five or so kits that I want now I might as well try to make as good a job of them as I can.
     
  2. moffeaton

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    Glad the instructions worked as intended! Looks KILLER!!

    That B-Wing - ooof. Its kits like that that can discourage people away from the hobby. Shame... but you're doing a man's job, sir!
     
  3. darth_daniel

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    Awesome job on both builds!

    That B-Wing kit took me forever, maybe two years. The casting of mine was awful as well.
    I tried to correct as many details as I could, but I see you´ve gone even further on some bits - the cockpit area and the main gun pod. The new guns look great. And the small guns on the side gun pods, did you scratchbuild them or use the Flak guns like on the ILM model? I tried to copy them as best as I could.
    Will be interesting to see someone else fight this beast!

    And the Y is just lovely...
     
  4. Shadowknight

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    I scratched most of the guns and made mods on the two kits I built as well. It is not an easy kit to build, and I don't think that I would ever build another one.

    I was happy to help.

    I'm not sure which kit they are from, but Alfred used them on the 1/24 A-Wing kit that he mastered as well. He has posted over at RI before, if you have an account there maybe you could message him there and see if he replies.
     
  5. CutThumb

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    Darth Daniel I can remember your build way back, you significantly improved your B wing with a great amount of new detail, particularly the heatsinks if I recall correctly. I think it was the most screen accurate one I ever saw done here until F/M finished theirs. Everything I've done is scratch built as I have no talent at all identifying kit parts ,its a skill set way beyond me interms of memory and patience, I think you have to have been involved in the hobby for decades to build up the necessary knowledge base. I'm doing the larger corrections first then working my way down to the smaller pieces. Most annoying is the gun pit benieth the cockpit, I don't know how I am going to correct that but I'll give it ago.
    TJ ,nice to know your still about! I really need to finish the B this year, that big box just gathering dust has been annoying the hell out of me. At least you won't have to cast anymore parts for it again!!! The resin has actually "aged" to a deep yellow, its been hanging around so long.
    Jason, downloaded the pipe cheat sheet! You really like to make peoples lives easier don't you,should save me at least a day or two of bending. I also found the decal sheet I got off you last year with the B wings on! Which is nice! Hope you finish your Blimp in time for the fest. Epic build!
     
  6. CutThumb

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    Picked up alot more reference on the Orange spot B wing version around the cockpit so I've had a go at making the gun pit a little more close to the original. Very delicate work as the whole thing is eggshell thin in places.
    In the end I used bits I cut off to add into areas that needed them plus sheet cut strips to expand and strengthen the alterations.
    Sanded and cut alot of the excess plate detail. Fortunately there is a large plate to be added to the centre of the outside of the altered pit, so that should help strengthen it even more.
    Obviously there is a lot more to do to it to fill in the cuts, gaps etc but its going in the right direction I think.
    Redrilled the rear cabin hole to give it a bigger hollowed out feel. The more I look at that jet turbine intake part, the more I think it may actually be scratch built. If nobody can identify it then I shall get a copper disk and try to cut lines in them to imitate it.


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  7. Nwerke

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    It's not A-10 Warthog is it?

    I have this kit, aaah, dammit, after reading this I'm not gonna be able to build it out-of-box as I'd planned. Inspiring stuff!
     
  8. ralphee

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    Im pretty sure it was the 1/48 Warthog Martyn, pretty sure the impeller fan or whatever id also inside the back cone of the cockpit cone.

    Great work 'thumb, what is your bloomin name lol, really loving your dedication.

    My Y sits and sits right now, keep wanting to play, just wont have the time for a while.......but im really pondering having the armature tube machined and tapped from 100% alloy, just for bragging rights :lol.

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  9. darth_daniel

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    Wow altering the mouth is ambitious, well it was too ambitious for me anyway! :lol Great mod though. Wish I had done it...

    I still wonder why Al Wong cut the mouth like this, there´s enough reference available and cutting it the way he did isn´t less work than cutting it correctly! :rolleyes

    BTW, are you going to modify the biggest shortcoming of this kit, the main wing gets thinner to the end while it should have the same thickness as at the top and the "triangular" odd-shaped structure it attaches to? This "triangular" structure should be thinner, just as thick as the main wing, also the mirrored part at the other side of the engine housing, then the fuel tanks wouldn´t sit so far apart from each other.
    But then you´d also have to widen the main gun pod as it is much too narrow... I´ll rather stop now. :behave
     
  10. CutThumb

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    Thanks for the info Nwerke and Lee! An A-10 it is then. I'll see where I can pick one up! Darth Daniel there are limits I believe ,to how far you can correct this kit. That wing was almost replaced before, it was that difficult to get the bubbles out of it. It was TJs advice to slather it in a putty then sand it all the way back that saved it. In the end I was just happy to have something that didn't look like it had been flown through a meteor storm for a dare and then lost , so I'll leave it as it is.
    I'll take the alterations as far as I can before I feel I've done enough. The strange thing is I've learned more about building by trying to alter this bird than any other kit and it certainly cures you of the any worries you may have about fixing the inevitable errors you'll make on any other build.
    Nwerke, you could just build it from the box and be happy with the results ,but probably not VERY happy. Most of the gun barrels will almost certainly need replacing. As an interpretation of the B wing it is a good kit and I've seen some great builds of this ship without many alterations at all. The saving grace as always is the paint work though , get that right and it pulls the eyes away from the other things. Unfortunately as I've said I can't leave well alone. The more I look at the reference the worse the compulsion to ammend it gets!
    It would truely be kudos to you to do the full rod Lee.However, I think you'll be happy just to drill a couple of brass pipes into it in the end. The taping was an interesting experience. I picked a four die set up from B&Q for about a tenner and practised on some scrap. Its not as bad as you might think if you take your time. I'm glad Jason put it in his build instructions, another skill set added!
     
  11. Shadowknight

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    You can do modification after modification on the B-wing. At some point I had to tell myself that enough was enough and it was time to stop. Otherwise, I still might be modifying it. :lol

    I'm glad you were able to save the wing.
     
  12. CutThumb

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    Guns, guns, guns! B wings are playing tonight, never miss a game.

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    Its surprisingly tiring doing these small details. My eyesballs are actually aching. Ammended lots of the surface detail as well, about 70% through with the cockpit mods. Sanded it once to get most of the marks out but will doing it with finer grain to finish.The nasty red brown stains are where I managed to live up to my handle again and expertly stab myself in the thumb.
     
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  13. darth_daniel

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    That´s some REALLY good work. :) You beat mine by far.
     
  14. cosmic_x

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    yea great work! What did you use to cut the brass so clean and straight?
     
  15. CutThumb

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    Cockpit is just about done. I may try and add some detail and to light it but all these small pieces are getting abit annoying. I think I'll take a break for a few days. Gun pit is as good as its going to get now and pretty true to the original. When I look at reference you can pick out where bits have just snapped off as the models got older so I'm glad I've brassed mine.
    Cosmic, the trick with the cuts is to have a very small level vice and a sharp saw. Then rub the end against very,very fine sandpaper so most of the metal burrs are taken off. Then, if any are left in the barrels just a very light scrap with the very sharp tip of a scalpel>
    Daniel, I think the hull engines are going to be the struggle in the build for me. Yours were very, very detailed.

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  16. darth_daniel

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    Wow, the whole cockpit section looks so awesome, from the corrected mouth, to the guns and strange stuff inside the mouth, and how close the cockpit sits to the neck - again something I was too lazy to correct. :facepalm

    What do you mean by "hull engines"? My build is documented HERE if you wanna have a look, you can see everything I´ve done and how I´ve done it. I just realized I never posted pics of the finished model. You´re putting mine to shame though... Honestly.
     
  17. CutThumb

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    Ahhh thats it, thank you Daniel!!! It was the work on the vent housings I remembered so well! Incredibly detailed down to include even the bits below the grilling. Great work. I'm thinking of cutting that whole section out entirely narrowing it and then gluing it all back in place on ce built. Each of the two hull engine sections can then be completed before finally attatching them to the whole ship. Your electrics and lighting are also very well thought out and executed. That switch is a tidy addition. Drilling through all that resin was tough going though. You had to do both the top and bottom to have any chance of getting the battery packs in. And I don't think you can really call yourself "lazy" for all the work you put into the model over two years , its a terrific build. Like TJ said theres a point at which you simply have to stop and get on with something else.
     
  18. darth_daniel

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    Yes go ahead and cut the grill area from the housing, I did the same, the ribbed detail below needs to be replaced and the cutout in the hull should have rounded corners, really makes a difference. Same for the plating as you can see in my build.
     
  19. ecl

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    Those look incredible; especially love that B-wing. Don't usually see those often.
     
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    SS newb lurking here... can you recommend a 'sharp saw?' i was at lowe's the other day looking for a saw, and the edges of what i was looking at seemed to wide to me .. or 'wavey' ..

    i was thinking of getting a bench grinder? would that work if i just cut long and ground them down?

    p.s. your b-wing is looking great btw
     
  21. CutThumb

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    I knew those engines were going to be hard going. The actual cones are solid resin so you have to drill them out to get the LEDs in and taper the inners to match the outsides. Not much fun but done. They then appeared to be quite short so I extended them. Then corrected the last three sections so they look a little more like the originals.Couldn't find anything to match the cowls so I ended up sawing copper piping up.That was alot harder than I thought it would be.
    The original kit engine rims were then filled in with apoxie sculpt and I cut and drilled the detail in, as close as I could get to the ref. I know the little holes should actually have small points protruding but at this point I've had enough. Maybe later.Much, much later.






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    But it improves it and once the lighting goes in and on then I feel its worth the effort. Obviously I'm going to coat the inners with reflective tape and the grey undercoat should cut alot of the leaks out.


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    Other parts in the processes of being corrected.All I can say is thank god for apoxie sculpt. No luck with the part for the back , 1/48th A10s are thin on the ground locally.

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    Neo, any hobby saw blade will do. Just remember that the teeth wear down and out pretty quickly, so if you want a clean neat cut put a new one in. Never used a bench grinder,sounds a bit heavy for the small parts I use but I bet its a * sight quicker for copper piping!
     
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  22. darth_daniel

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    * I need to stop following this thread! :facepalm It´s like every new update shows me what I should have done! :lol

    Great work on those engines, I especially like how you modified the cutouts in the engine housing to better fit to the bells.

    What kind of LEDs and how many did you use? I made the mistake to put only one into each engine, should have put in 5 or 6, yours looks much brighter although I used aluminium foil inside and the brightest LEDs I was able to find.
     
  23. neosporing

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    agreed those engines look fantastic!
     
  24. CutThumb

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    Most of the hardwork on the B done now. Its a matter of adding surface detail, scrapping off some ,adding on others. But the real difficulties are done now.It was actually a pleasure to get the two wings onto the main hull and push it all together.


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    Something had been bugging me about the cockpit though, until I realized the window support struts "bulged forward " so I cut a couple of millimetres off them both and reattatched them higher on the cabin wall. It gives it the more streamlined appearance of the studio model


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    However, I am reaching the " TJ point " where it seems a bit daft to correct much more. The two missile pods are too short and paneled wrongly, and the more you correct and look at the reference the more you realise you could put in another 100 odd hrs worth and still not have finished it. So, apart from odd bits of surface detail I'm going to call it a day on the corrections and settle for what I've done. Its enough I think. My admiration for the guys who construct the masters of the studio scale ships that we end up buying has gone up massively though.

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    Darth Daniel, not sure about your LED issue. I only use one in each as well. I do buy what are called "super bright" though. They are generally twice the price of your standard 5mm LED but well worth it. I use a 3 Volt power source (2x 1.5 batteries usually) and resistors that vary between 300-360 ohms depending on the LED and power source. As you can see from the photo they generate plenty enough light. More than that it can actually start to be too strong on the eye.


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    I'm hoping the temperatures are going to go up a fraction this next week so I can get a white base coat down on the Y, as I want to start the piping next. Test lit the engine, seems to be alright.


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  25. CutThumb

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    Quickish update: Couldn't leave well alone and went back to the alterations.
    I had a section of copper pipe that was almost the exact width of the pods so I cut them up, extended them then sanded off the detail.


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    Then the annoying matter that they rest too far up the engine cowls resulted in me carving the resin out until they fitted in as low as I could get. unfortunately the steel bars have prevented me from going a couple of millimetres lower than I would like. I've also altered the inserts between wings and engine block to be more accurate.

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    Finally able to get the A 10 part now that all my accounts are working (get those security updates installed everyone!!!!).Probably my one and only official kit bashed part purchase ever. Its a negative imprint into apoxy sculpt as I hadn't the guts to use the original part out of the whole kit . Once I've finished the final five SW kits I want I will probably go back and build the Warthog!




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    Altered the two near engine wings as far as I can as they were a bit too short at the base. The detail is also missing on the far side of them so I'll scratch what I can. All the lights and electrics are in place and working.
    Slight alteration to the whole cabin area brings it much more into line with the original. Now all the really large stuff IS finished its just the detail to do. Its been the most demanding build I've ever done but strangely one of the most satisfying.

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    More ammended detail added.


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    And again I´m asking myself, why couldn´t it be like this from the beginning? :rolleyes

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  28. CutThumb

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    Todays updates. Mainly small detailing around the cockpit. One question though, does anybody know from what kit the two small parts that look like escape hatch handles come from? There are four in all (top and bottom)(one sketched in pencil). Proving difficult to cut out myself. Thanks DarthDaniel, it actually feels like its coming together now. I guess that if the casting had been better on it I would probably not have bothered to alter so much of the kit, plus since I bought it so long ago I've learnt a great deal about scratch building and wouldn't have been as willing to take risks with it. Plus support from some of the guys on this board has helped massively.The design was an approximation of a B and Alfred Wong does produce an amazing variation of builds ,have a look at his website http://www.alfredsmind.ca . A great talent. But for absolute accuracy it would have to be Frank and Moes which is not available as a kit. I'll settle for what I can finally knock together.

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    Ammended more detail around the cabin. Carved the existing panelsl off the wing and replaced them,cut the joints back, added wiring etc. The list is extensive but worth the extra effort. The small hatchhandles were difficult to cut,but a dremmel helped. Thanks for the handy hint about cutting the lines around the rear cabin pod, worked like a dream!


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    Also shortened the back of the wing by about .5 cm and in filled the remaining gap. it Makes it much closer to the original. Still adding detail to the cockpit.

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    Did the same to the underside. I don't plan on removing any more panelling, its just too much of a job. Missile pods to be detailed next.


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  30. CutThumb

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    Update on build progress. Almost there. Most of the detailing is complete now. I'm not going to go much further with it(apart from tiny details). It will never be a match for the SS scale B wings for accuracy, but its now at least a close cousin (or an earlier model).Its been alot of * work though, so for those thinking of converting, good luck and have lots of patiences! You'd be better off getting a good built one from Frank and Moe. Lightings okay, but I'm not doing the cabin. Getting the missle/fuel pods close was tricky, and I'm fed up of carving up resin! Just the painting to do now.

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    This is amazing to watch. Great work! I can't wait to see more.
     
  32. darth_daniel

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    That is SO awesome! Really beautiful work. :)
     
  33. JMChladek

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    Ohhhh my! Maybe not much to start with it, but the finish is going to be stellar!

    That B-Wing cockpit section would look right at home on an attack helicopter. It looks MEAN!
     
  34. GF

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    Great work!

    My only critism are the two window frames which are a tad too wide

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  35. CutThumb

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    Thanks everyone. GF your absolutely right about the frames,just seen a proper SS version of the cabin and they are much slimmer ! I will no doubt replace them in the near future. But thats it, the last ,the very last thing i will change !!!! Darth D, I can understand how you felt when that primer went on yours and you finished your painting. After all this time and effort I will never have to touch it again!
     
  36. Shinigami18

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    man this looks amazing!! can't wait to see it painted!!
     
  37. DS Operative

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    Incredible!! The B-Wing has always been my favorite
     
  38. Monster Dave

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    Love the engine glow. That looks great!
     
  39. CutThumb

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    With the hot weather I've been working on the painting of the B wing again (and some other builds). I've got to say its pretty hard to get a finish like the actual studio model without a lot of effort and experiment. Some other guys have made painting it look effortless, Guy Cowens builds come particularly to mind but its very difficult to find the right mix of paints. Also as my two local hobby shops have closed get the bits and pieces to help finish kits off is now a huge pain.
    I have a query on the bluish grey colour used on the wing tips and engine cowls. Does it actually have a name, and if not what mix of paints will help get close to it.
    I'm going to really push and try to finish several models over the next couple of months as I have a couple of new projects that I need to really go for, probe droid, probe droid pods and macro binoculars. I have been building, but finishing things off to my satisfaction has proven really frustrating one way or another.

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    As you can see there is a Red Jammer Y wing, a Concept X wing , a space 1999 Swift and a 2001 Discovery to complete besides the B. Fortunately the colour schemes, such as the greys and particularly the orange are common toalot of them so I'll be firing the airbrushed up shortly. Some of these kits have been "nearly" finished for about three years.
     
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  40. CutThumb

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    Finally got the orange spots on, strange how much they add to the finished look of the model. Still plenty to do though, the amount of times the original was over sprayed is surprising.

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  41. Blackwidow2

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    that is some incredible work! the detail and the engine lights are spectacular!
     
  42. CutThumb

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    Finished the bulk of the painting and weathering although there is still a lot more detailing to do such as lazer burns, rusting,odd hand painted marks, decals etc. Every time I look at the reference I notice something more to be done.Incidentally for those that have asked (and to stop others) the best ref for the Orange spot version is to be found at Modellers Magic in the Star Wars section. Who ever took the photos did a superb job of getting the model from every angle.Also this resin kit is NOT the F&M studio scale model which is smaller and beautifully accurate, but the old Robert Burns version which is huge and somewhat less close to the original and no longer being made.
    This paint scheme is very hard to replicate. The mixture of greys is difficult to get right, as in some cases they have been sprayed over each other on the original and its a pain to get the ratios right, because they are then over sprayed with a final white coating in places. Its also easy to go harder and heavier with the weathering so you'll need to be light with the airbrush.

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  43. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    woow!! very nice
    some day i'll get to building mine....it's on "the list " :lol
     
  44. CutThumb

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    Thankfully my list is starting to shrink Troop. Red jammer Y wing and Barracuda up next. B wing now finished !!!! Well, almost, there's a couple of missing decals, the black triangles and the fighter squadron one but I have to say the rest of Jason's decals were of a very good quality and really finish it off. Overall, I'm not unhappy with the B now, alot of the marks and mess due to the alterations have disappeared under the paint now and actually add to the worn look. In many ways the single most difficult build I've ever done ,particularly the paint work because so many different techniques were used achieve the weathering. But the thing is huge and looks impressive up against the others in the cupboard.

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  45. tanis73

    tanis73 New Member

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    Very beautiful, my prefered wings from SW. Nice work ;)
     
  46. garlicbread

    garlicbread Active Member

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    Excellent builds. Keep the pics coming!!
     
  47. Kyuzo

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    That engine-glow is incredible. Nice build!
     
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    Well, I've finally almost finished the Red Jammer. Putting the pipes in was the last bit of the build to do as its also the hardest. Its a real pain , I reccomend test fitting and painting them seperately before they go on the Jammer. I got the majority of the body painted before hand so there is just the grey and white over sprays to go on.

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  49. Talkierg

    Talkierg Well-Known Member

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    Well done,love it:thumbsup

    Don
     
  50. CutThumb

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    Thanks Don, I'm not a fast builder,seems there are just too many other things to do as you get older, but I have enjoyed getting the Jammer almost to the finishing line. Some decals and small details to go on that I've forgotten THEN the overspraying. If I can clear this, a Space 1999 Swift and decide how to paint the Baracuda then I'm clear to start a new build finally (that will probably take years as well). Salzo Probe droid or Brundelfly pyro x wing I guess. Or a pair of macrobinoculars!!!
     

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