Painting the x-wing 1/24 studio scale revisited

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by roback, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. roback

    roback Active Member

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    Hello, everyone
    A lot of people have asked Rodmart and me, trough PMs or emails, how we had achieved the painting job on the Revisited X-Wing prototypes we'd made; well, it was really a challenge, since our idea was to replicate the job done by the people at ILM in 1975-76.
    First, we matched the PACTRA paint color, but it was too white for us so after a lot of research, Rodmart came up with the idea of painting the models with a base tone matte black first and then apply the PACTRA color, we think the result is really good and it looks pretty close to the original X-wings...
    Here's a video with the process and some pics
    Regards! :love

    THE VIDEO HERE:
    X wing studio scale ART2models.mp4 - YouTube


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  2. Zenwalker

    Zenwalker Sr Member

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    Really nice job.

    Would love to see a list of paints you guys used including the black primer.
     
  3. cosmic_x

    cosmic_x Well-Known Member

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    I second that :)
     
  4. roback

    roback Active Member

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    Hi!
    The colour "white" for the X-wing is:
    1 bottle Testors ( Modelmaster ): Flat Camouflage Grey
    2 BottleĀ“s Testors / modelmaster ): Flat White
    And dash of Flat Yellow, red, blue.

    The Base tone is:
    Flat Black primer paint.

    :lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol:lol
     
  5. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I love your paint work so much!!!
     
  6. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh yeah, I thought it looked a little camouflage grey-ish. Thanks for sharing that. It really is close to the color!

     
  7. roback

    roback Active Member

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    More found pics....
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    Last edited: Apr 28, 2012
  8. atom

    atom Active Member

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    Your work serves as a reference for me very much.:thumbsup

    Thank you for sharing it.:)
     
  9. masterjedi322

    masterjedi322 Sr Member

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    So pretty...

    Sean
     
  10. roback

    roback Active Member

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    thank you very much for your words!!!!!!! :lol
     
  11. tek2graphics

    tek2graphics Well-Known Member

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    Love the pics!!!!! Makes my mouth water!!!!! Great job!!
     
  12. h3pilot

    h3pilot Active Member

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    My first post so I'll keep it short.
    WOW!
     
  13. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I love your "paint booth", set model on desk, face fan toward open window, turn fan on, spray model. If you photoshop an old warehouse scene behind these I'd swear they were from ILM.

    Makes me want to break out my V2 and start building her now.
     

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