Studio Scale Training: MPC X-wing Red 5 build & custom stand

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Lazyeagle

Well-Known Member
‘Awakened’ by the Star Wars bug I dug out an old MPC ERTL X-wing. This is an exercise in trying my hand at studio scale painting before I take the plunge and tentatively build my long held Salzo V 3.1 stash. Hoping for a V4 from Mike soon.

The kit pilot is awful so was modified as best as I was able into a Rebel flyer, R2 unit also made to look more like an Astromech droid (I hope) along with custom stand (made from two CD cases glued back to back and cladded in plasticard)

No decals used or pastels for weathering- all airbrushed. Wings (S foils?) fixed in attack position.
Some build photos.



Modified cockpit



Pilot



All together now…



First paint application – white with a little tan and dark grey pre-shading







Painting on the Red 5 markings





The stand

From this ….



To this…









Yes…the Do they Know its Christmas CD is time capsuled in the stand….:)

Finished Model:



























 

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jake88

Sr Member
Very nice paint job and great looking X-wing all around! Very cool yet subtle modifications on one of my all time favorite kits.
 

Robiwon

Master Member
Gone but not forgotten.
Looks great, but I'm going to level a little critique at your build that was given to me when I built my Salzo V2. Ready?





Your R2 is too clean looking.:D
 

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Cadeus

Sr Member
That is really impressive. A great paint job is harder than it looks and you pulled it off great... I LOVE the stand. :)
 

Lazyeagle

Well-Known Member
Looks great, but I'm going to level a little critique at your build that was given to me when I built my Salzo V2. Ready?





Your R2 is too clean looking.:D

Alright next one will be a little dirtier....

Thanks everyone for their kind comments. Next thinking either 1/24 B-wing (Alfred Wong) or the X-wing 3.1.
 

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