My Bandai X-Wing Red 3

Mike J.

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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.
 

darth_daniel

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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?
 

kh39

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Thank you everyone for the compliments!

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?
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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StevenBills

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

SB
 

kh39

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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.)
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I hope these helps!:)
 

astroboy

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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
 

kh39

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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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