Finished: Partisan X-Wing (Pic Heavy!)

Attirex

Active Member
Saw maintains a small squadron of six X-Wing fighters dubbed Cavern Angels, which operates out of the caves near the Cadera Catacombs. The pilots swap parts between semi-functional fighters to make one or two reliable vessels. Limited supplies of astromechs and hyperdrive parts keep the Cavern Angels in usage.

--Star Wars Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide

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Had a lot of fun with this build. Revell re-boxing of the Fine Molds kit (and all the good and bad that brings). I know my heavy weathering is prob not to everyone's tastes, but figured these craft were really beat to heck...and then got blown up by the Death Star. Oh well. Thanks for looking, and sry for crappy smartphone photography!

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PHArchivist

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I'm a traditionalist with regard to paint schemes and weathering patterns, but your weathering is hyper-realistic.

Well done...
 

Analyzer

Sr Member
I love the color scheme and the weathering looks appropriate for a second hand type of ship that spends a lot of time on Jedha
 

Hunk a Junk

Sr Member
I'll echo the other comments: weathering looks perfect. Weathering shouldn't be generic. It should tell a story. The fact that these X-Wings have even spottier maintenance than the rebels justifies how they look. Perfect job.
 

Richard Baker

Sr Member
I'll echo the other comments: weathering looks perfect. Weathering shouldn't be generic. It should tell a story. The fact that these X-Wings have even spottier maintenance than the rebels justifies how they look. Perfect job.
Totally agree- I think you nailed it well!
 

StevenBills

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Very cool! I love the size of the old FM 1/48 kit. How did you tint the canopy glass? Looks great. You've done well!

SB
 

Attirex

Active Member
Thanks, guys! :) :D

Tint was nothing more than spraying some thinned Tamiya Smoke on the inside of the canopy. Not exactly a smooth finish in there, so don't look too closely. ;-)

And totally agree Hunk a Junk--weathering tells a story. Every little scrape, bump, and gash was caused by something during a mission (or during maintenance or transport or...) so I try to go for that look.
 
Is this an official paint scheme? At first I thought you just went for it with a bit of nice bg story, but then I saw PHArchivist post above with what looks like a collectible diecast x-wing with a similar paint scheme. Not that it matters much - I was impressed by both the paint scheme and your weathering. So much so in fact I want to try a similar paint scheme myself. :) Inspiring stuff.
 

PHArchivist

Master Member
Is this an official paint scheme? At first I thought you just went for it with a bit of nice bg story, but then I saw PHArchivist post above with what looks like a collectible diecast x-wing with a similar paint scheme. Not that it matters much - I was impressed by both the paint scheme and your weathering. So much so in fact I want to try a similar paint scheme myself. :) Inspiring stuff.
Didn't know the history (again, I'm a traditionalist), but that's exactly what it is...
 

Attirex

Active Member
Thanks for the kind words!

The scheme is "official" only in that it appeared in R1 twice (blink and you missed), so that plus I'm a huge fan of splinter camo and the X-Wing = had to do it. (y)

As someone said in another forum, too bad they weren't shown in flight.

Anyway, here's a couple of screen grabs....

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newmagrathea

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Very nice. I did a Bandai kit with this paint scheme right after Rogue One came out. I found it difficult to find any photo reference for the bottom of the x-wing.
 

Analyzer

Sr Member
Very nice. I did a Bandai kit with this paint scheme right after Rogue One came out. I found it difficult to find any photo reference for the bottom of the x-wing.
There is a micro machines version as well as a a Fantasy Flights X-Wing game miniature in the Partisan scheme. They could be good enough references as they are most likely based on source material like CGI assets
 

Attirex

Active Member
Yeah, there wasn't a lot out there at first, so I waited a bit for builds to trickle into Google. So to give credit where credit's due, I used this gentleman's work (Lee Stringer) as reference:

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Lots of good pics. Not sure of the scale or if it's a scratch built, but really nice, nonetheless.
 
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