Bandai 1/72 scale B wing Starfighter Special Edition WIP

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  1. Scarecrow Joe

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    I know theres a few that have already built the ship but since there are some guys who like to see progress pics here you go. I will update until finished.

    42460707270_b65184091c_b.jpg 20180825_210430 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    The Special Edition comes with a Corellian (human) pilot. I honestly prefer it to the sullustan one. The body of the two is the same, they only changed its heads. The Special Ed one should have come with the two of them IMO though.

    44220009122_b0d3c8fcd1_b.jpg 20180825_212126 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    44220009942_ed012bb199_b.jpg 20180825_212144 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    As a curious side note the pilot needed some trimming to fit flush against the seat. Trimming was done over the rib on the seat itself. A rare happening in the way Bandai kits usually come together. Your experience may be different.
     
  2. Socrates11

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    Trimming down on a bandai model?
    Are you sure there is no other seat? A wider one?
    That's a first for me and u think I have all SW bandai models.

    Btw.
    After you not painting the model? Or only weathering?

    please don't take me serious I'm crazy :)
     
  3. SixthScaleMan

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    Thanks for posting progress pics! Hopefully my standard B-Wing arrives in a couple of weeks. It will be a nice distraction from my PG Falcon build.:)
     
  4. Sindariel

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    The pilot also isn't the same scale as the X- and Y-Wing pilots.
     
  5. Scarecrow Joe

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    Im planning to do this one as my other Bandai models. No basecoat. Lets see how it goes.
     
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  6. Socrates11

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    I'm still waiting for mine to arrive... But keep posting pictures :) I wanted to motorize mine but I will pay the skills. So far have not had the time to find it or how it works.

    please don't take me serious I'm crazy :)
     
  7. Jaitea

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    excellent.png

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  8. Scarecrow Joe

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  9. gedmac66

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    Thanks for sharing this build Oscar .
    Correct me if I’m mistaken , but this’ll be the first time you’re posting a Bandai SW build - from beginning to completion right ?
    Hoping to learn & be inspired by it , when eventually tackling mine .
    Looking forward to seeing how the lighting components work on this , as I’ve ordered the ‘ normal ‘ version kit with a separate light module .

    :cheersGed
     
  10. INVAR

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    OOooohhhhhh.... Bandai scores another direct hit!

    Thanks for posting the pics! I'm peeking in the box to stare at the sprues myself now and deciding whether to hit pause on the Zvezda or push through to finishing the port side wedding cake before I follow your footsteps with the B-Wing.
     
  11. Sindariel

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    You can't resist a B-Wing, admit it! ;)
     
  12. Richard Baker

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    I'm abandoning my Zevzda in drydock for a while and focusing on the CC B-Wing. I simply have waited too long to get a great styrene kit of this ship.


    That is how I am building mine- the colors look true and it will really shine with some simple weathering
     
  13. tek2graphics

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    Nice. Looking forward to more progress pics!
     
  14. jake88

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    Looks great! Can you post an overall leanth measurement if you get a chance?
     
  15. Scarecrow Joe

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  16. jake88

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    Looks very cool Oscar and thanks for the info!
     
  17. SixthScaleMan

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    Looks great! Can’t wait to see it finished.


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  18. Scarecrow Joe

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  19. Richard Baker

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    "Some places like the wings, decals will not cut it. I found the matching paint to tackle those areas..."

    What was wrong with them?-
     
  20. Scarecrow Joe

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    Lots of details and greeblies over the area the decal would need to cover. Painting would be better. In fact the kit mentions that there is another set of smaller decals in case you decide to paint. They know the decals would most probably break over those smaller details.
     
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  21. Richard Baker

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    Good to know!- thanks!
    Going to start my own build this weekend...
     
  22. joscasle

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    I have the kit, really nice, I think is better to paint all the kit and use the other set of decals.
     
  23. DanielB

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    I paint absolutely everything on a model that can be. I use decals as a last resort for only what cannot be painted.
     
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  24. Scarecrow Joe

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  25. SixthScaleMan

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    Looks great! Yeah, I should have painted the wings too. The decals didn’t cover correctly and broke. Are there any pro tips on taking off decals? I think I’ll try paint.


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  26. gedmac66

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    Oscar , I’d like to know - because you’re painting straight onto the kit’s plastic - do you apply primer onto the area you’re about to paint onto , or do you just apply the colour ‘ neat ‘ ?
    Either way she’s looking beautiful already .

    :cheersGed
     
  27. jake88

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    Looks beautiful Oscar. Your blue paint match is great. Looks Much better than decal.
     
  28. Scarecrow Joe

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    No primer. Directly on the plastic and later will be covered with a clear matte coat.

    Added the small decals to it and painted some subtle details specially on the wing cannons. Notice the brass color on two of the cannons under the cockpit. Ive been following the awesome images of the real thing in the Star Wars Chronicles book. Apparently they used some brass tubing and just left them like that.

    On to the images!

    44521316231_50a908331c_b.jpg 20180906_191034 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    30651377178_46a3d0fa08_b.jpg 20180906_190938 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    30651369398_6c01faf3e1_b.jpg 20180906_190908 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    44471231212_9e4b99ab9a_b.jpg 20180906_190809 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    Soon will start to add some selective washes and weathering. Stay tuned.
     
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  29. gedmac66

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    Thank you for the clarification my friend .
    Just a follow up if I may , do you wash the plastic at all , or wipe it down with isopropyl in preparation prior to directly painting on it ?

    :cheersGed
     
  30. Scarecrow Joe

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    No cleaning at all. I use Vallejo paint and once it dries it stays on for good.
     
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  31. INVAR

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    Fantabulous my friend! Thanks for the tip on the brass tubing. I wouldn't have noticed that.
     
  32. jake88

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    That has a ton of detail. Going to be a blast to weather!
     
  33. Scarecrow Joe

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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2018
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  34. holtaa

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    Nice progress so far. The ring of greeblies just behind the cockpit had been screaming for a wash.... It looks so much better all dirtied up.

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  35. Galactican

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    Fantastic! :)
     
  36. Scarecrow Joe

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    Thanks guys!
     
  37. Scarecrow Joe

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  38. JediMichael

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    Looks really good as usual. Do all bandai kits come painted already?
    I have a bandai A-wing, but haven't opened the box yet. I've never done a Bandai kit before.
     
  39. SawbonesAdmiral

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    The only Bandai kits that come with pre-painted anything are the ones with shiny finishes like C-3PO or shiny parts like the ZZ ver. Ka. Otherwise the plastic is molded in the colors the kit is meant to have.
     
  40. JediMichael

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    Ah, ok.
     
  41. Scarecrow Joe

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  42. edge10

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    Looking good so far.

    I have a technical question for you: Do you put a gloss coat on, after you put on the decals? The reason I ask is: I just finished decaling a kit and put a flat coat right on top and it looks horrible now. Cloudy and the carrier film is more visible than the colors on the decals.
     
  43. Scarecrow Joe

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    You used Micro Sol on them? I usually do and have not found any problems applying the matte coat over them. I did the same with this one:

    29896279686_a4a7eef83c_b.jpg IMG_1898 by Oscar Baez Soria, on Flickr

    No cloudy look.
     
  44. edge10

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    Yes, I used both Micro-sol and Micro-set and coated with Tamiya Flat Clear. Maybe it was one of those odd things?

    Anyway, back to lurking.Thanks Oscar.
     
  45. BLADE and BRUSH

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    If it was Tamiya's flat clear in the spray can, then that's your problem. That stuff is a lacquer and reacts badly with decals.
     
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  46. gedmac66

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    Your build is coming along beautifully Oscar . Could you please share what you used for the panel wash ?
    And because you didn’t mention it , I’m assuming that a clear coat wasn’t applied after the decals were added , and you only clear coated it after the wash was added too ?


    :cheersGed
     
  47. Scarecrow Joe

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    In this case because the decals are not big I will add the selective wash and then cover up everything with the matte coat.
     
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  48. Scarecrow Joe

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  49. gedmac66

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    Any clarification on the wash/es used Oscar , were they a Vallejo brand too or one of your own combos ?

    :cheersGed
     
  50. Scarecrow Joe

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    I used Vallejo acrylics diluted by myself. A note of caution....Vallejo products are great but they have a line of polyurethane clear coats that don't seem to play well with Bandai plastics. They dry fast and provide a good finish but it peels away easily when dried. The other clear coats with acrylic base seem to be much better and resistant.
     
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