My Bandai X-Wing Red 3

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  1. kh39

    kh39 Well-Known Member

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    Hello everybody!
    This RED 3 is the ROJ version since it has a red R2 unit.
    bandai_red3_front.jpg
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    bandai_red3_top1.jpg

    Thank you for looking!
     
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  2. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am continuously impressed by the work people can do on these tiny, tiny X-wings. I tried one of the FM 1/72's and it was a disaster.
     
  3. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Fantastic looking Bandai kit! It looks like a SS kit!
     
  4. Talkierg

    Talkierg Well-Known Member

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    Great job kh39! Great paintjob!

    Don
     
  5. StevenBills

    StevenBills Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very nice job. Can't wait to get mine and get it going!

    SB
     
  6. darth_daniel

    darth_daniel Sr Member

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    Wow that is a brilliant paint job! :) And the panel lines on the side caused by the seperate parts are not visible at all. Did you putty them or is it important to just not put a dark wash on?
     
  7. kh39

    kh39 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you everyone for the compliments!

    I glued the parts of the sides one by one and cleaned the panel lines. And then I used just a little bit of putty to fill the seam lines.
    As for washing, I think it's okay because since the panels are red, it would not be obvious.
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  8. PHArchivist

    PHArchivist Master Member

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    Excellent work - couls easily fit in the background with the filming models.
     
  9. astroboy

    astroboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Amazing!!!!

    I hope mine looks that good....
     
  10. jake88

    jake88 Sr Member

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    Very nice paint job. I can smell the burnt grease and soot! Awesome job!
     
  11. StevenBills

    StevenBills Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good to know about the panel lines. Do you have some more WIP pics we could feast our eyes upon?

    SB
     
  12. kh39

    kh39 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you so much for the kind words!

    SB,

    Yes, I took some photos.

    This is not a big deal, but it kind of looked like a toy to me, so I added small pieces of styrene sheet there.
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    But, these disturb opening the wings. So I cut the part 9 like this.
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    The rear end is not flat.( Sorry, I didn't take a picture of this area when I was working on it.)
    red3_rearend.jpg

    I hope these helps!:)
     
  13. astroboy

    astroboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Man oh man.

    That paint really is a studio scale level of quality
     
  14. astroboy

    astroboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Do you mind running through your paint steps? Is the an oil wash or anything?

    I just finished a small falcon so my brain is still wired into that process. I realize that this will be different. Probably more pigments and less washes
     
  15. kh39

    kh39 Well-Known Member

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    Sure, it's very simple:)

    Under coating and the base color:

    •the first undercoart is black
    •the second undercoats are dark orange for the nosecone and brown for the fuselage
    •the base color is 80% white and 20% desert yellow(I'm not so sure if it was 20% desert yellow.)


    Weathering:

    •rubbed it down with a scotch brite
    •chipping with a small paint brush
    •sprayed soot black and rubbed it down

    I didn't apply a paint wash. I think ILM modelers didn't use the technique. I've seen an ILM modeler applied a paint spot and blew it with an airbrush on youtube.
     

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