Completed Fine Molds 1:48 TIE Fighter

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by johnnyntro, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. johnnyntro

    johnnyntro New Member

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    First off, hello everyone, first kit posted here at the RPF, hopefully won't be the last!

    Did this one in anticipation of my first IPMS show. Never been to one, wanted to complete a kit just for it. Came out better than I thought in some areas, wish I had more patience in others, but overall I'm happy. I wanted to capture less of a screen-perfect quality, and more of the really cool "white metal" look to the pics on the box, thought that made it look more menacing, so I did the whole thing in metallics, even the solar panels have a bit of metallic blue mixed in, but it wasn't as obvious as I'd hoped it would be. Great kit to put together, but the seam down the main fuselage was a bear. Everything else was completely hidden by some great casting by FM as usual. More pics here. Thanks for looking!

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  2. youngwm

    youngwm Active Member

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    Nice job, I just like the look of this diplayed on the stand.
     
  3. johnnyntro

    johnnyntro New Member

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    Thanks...just happy to be done with a kit finally!
     
  4. Crank729

    Crank729 Sr Member

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    That thing looks beautiful...I love the metallic look!
     
  5. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I love the detail on the molded Koolshade! Looks like the real stuff! Would you be able to post a pic with say a pop can to get a better idea of the size?
     
  6. cosmic_x

    cosmic_x Well-Known Member

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    very well done, cool tie fighter!
     
  7. johnnyntro

    johnnyntro New Member

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    Meant to take one next to a can and totally forgot. Here's a lo-tech version, thanks for the reminder, and thanks for taking the time to look, everyone!
     
  8. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Cool, thanks. It isn't as small as I thought it was. That's good. Thanks again for posting the pic. Now, get that Viper behind it painted!
     
  9. johnnyntro

    johnnyntro New Member

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    Yeah, once I assembled the solar panel wings, I thought "Whoa, this is not going to be small." Which is VERY good.

    As for the Viper...I am out of white paint! I can't find tamiya paint ANYWHERE local (I live in Alabama, only two dealers within 50 miles even carry the Tamiya brand), and it costs triple the price of a jar to ship it. So I'm stuck until customs can clear for my LHS and I can hoard all of the white paint. :) Any good alternatives, all I've ever passed thru my airbrush has been Tamiya.
     
  10. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I love how Richard aka...REL has created a unit of measure via the standard soda can :lol
     
  11. johnnyntro

    johnnyntro New Member

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    I vote all sci fi model kits be scaled in relation to pop from this day forward! :lol
     

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