X-Wing Red 6 Build

Discussion in 'Studio Scale Models' started by Rodmart85, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Rodmart85

    Rodmart85 Active Member

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    Hi, I have been wanting for a while now to build the Red 6 X-Wing:love.
    I know there is very little info on this bird but I think there is enough info to
    paint a cool X-Wing and there is space to improvise and try to do a cool weathering based on the style of the other Red Squadron ships.
    As I haven't have too much time to cast a full X-Wing for myself I started casting by parts and using some parts that were not perfect but good enough to apply putty on them.
    So I started with the coolest of the 4 wings:) I painted the basic stuff and now I will start the weathering. Here are some pics:
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  2. ralphee

    ralphee Sr Member

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    This looks fun!!!!

    Lee
     
  3. jedimaster

    jedimaster Sr Member

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    You guys rock!.... Looking forward to this.
     
  4. ozzyguanche

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    Hi Rodmart,

    I just love the way your so casual about the whole thing! You painted the basic stuff and now (Yawn! stretch arms) you will start the weathering.

    I looked at the pics first before reading (Yep I do that a lot) and thought you had finished. LOL

    Looking forward to it as well.

    Ozzy
     
  5. Tsophika

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    I love it! Looks great so far, Rod.

    Craig
     
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  6. moffeaton

    moffeaton Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yep - glorious!!!
     
  7. Scott Graham

    Scott Graham Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looking good! I'm looking forward to seeing how you resolve the red 6 scheme. I'd like to learn a little about how you see it. Great paint jobs on your work so far.
     
  8. masterjedi322

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    Love the weathering! :thumbsup

    Sean
     
  9. Marko@Rockvoice

    Marko@Rockvoice Well-Known Member

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    Looks great so far!
    As you said - there is very little info on that one. plus the confusion of 2 different pyros called Red 6 which are obviously not the same bird.

    Can't wait to see more!
     
  10. Nwerke

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    My fave bird. Good stuff, Rod.

    Couple of things, don't forget the pentagon inside the wing. Also, the red marking under the outer wing should follow the trailing edge panel line. Think I know why you have deviated from that - it's the McCune pic isn't it?

    If you look closely, you will see that the reason it looks that way is you are seeing the blurred white edge of the rear of the laser cannon detail. In reality the red does follow the panel line.
     
  11. Rodmart85

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    Thanks for your words everyone.
    I am working on our Y-Wing right now so this may be a very slow build:lolbut today I had some time and I painted a droid strip:

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    I saw that Marko started a thread on the Red 6 scheme, cool.
    Even though I will try to match most of the painting details to what we can see on the few pics there are from this bird from the making off videos, I will sure add stuff of my own to the painting scheme, that is the fun part of painting the Red 6 for me, you have some liberty to work because there is not much info.
    I also discovered that was easier to paint the wings separately although it was cool paiting my Red 5 "a la ILM" with the ship fully assembled stuck on the stand, but it proved very uncomfortable to airbrush weathering inside the wings and really hard to protect areas already painted from the airbrush flow, so now I am trying this Painting by parts style.

    Nwerke said:
    Martyn, mate, I don't get what you are telling me, what of all the McCune pics you mean, could you post it here? Thanks pal

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  12. jedimaster

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    This is kinda like a burlesque show, showing a little peep at a time before the big reveal. You Bloody TEASE Rod..
     
  13. Nwerke

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    I was just wondering why you took the red inner-wingtip panel along a more tapering line at the trailing edge. It actually follows the panel line. Were you following a pic?
     
  14. ILMwannabe

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    Red Six - fantastic! Great work! I will be following this thread with great interest!
     
  15. Rodmart85

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    Thanks everyone.
    Nwerke, mate I took that idea from this picture:
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    You can see that the red panel has a different angle from the wing shape so I assumed it did not went along the panel line that should be parallel to the wing edge, then I looked other pictures and it all became clear, the panel carving was done s little off on this wing. Thanks for the tip mate, I have already corrected the panel
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  16. jedimaster

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    And there it is again. The pentagon decal that appears on one of the tie fighter models and on the Cylon raider. Gettin to be an ILM trademark. Jason.... Could ya add that to ya next decal sheet?
     
  17. Rodmart85

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    I haven't done the final weathering on the wing I posted before but I found out I was missing a red panel on the wing so I painted it and corrected the inner wing panel as Nwerke pointed out ( thanks mate:thumbsup).
    This is the panel I missed before:
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    And here is how I painted it on to the wing shown above:
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    I painted the opposite upper wing. Even though there are not many pictures showing this wing clearly I was able to find out that it had not too much paint work on it, so it was the ideal wing to have fun improvising how a hero Red 6 wing could have looked, so here is what I did. I hope you like it and remember, this following wing it's absolutely not text book Red 6:)

    Here is the paneling, mostly airbrush, maskool, and some water acrylic wash befor the finl weathering:
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  18. jedimaster

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    Very nice indeed.
     
  19. Rodmart85

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    Thanks Simon!
    And finally, the final weathering, I am just missing the Mecanorma stuff and a little something on the stug parts in front of the wing, boy painting an X-Wing takes a lot of time! You start painting and the day goes by without you noticing it until you are starving and check out the clock!!:lol:lol
    It's a lot of fun!
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    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  20. el loco

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    Rod,
    that paintjob is one of the bests i've ever seen on a X-Wing :thumbsup
    Yeah, i know it's really time-consuming, but those wings looks soooo great.
     
  21. cloneprops

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    beatiful,flawless airbrush work¡¡¡
     
  22. Qrest Fourstar

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    Nice! Like the two tones of red.
     
  23. Nwerke

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    Yup yup, that's nailed it Rod, unfff, so pretty! :)

    Where are you getting the new images, btw? Bluray?
     
  24. jedimaster

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    Told you there was better pix of red 6 on da Blu ray....
     
  25. Nwerke

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    No you dint.
     
  26. Marko@Rockvoice

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    Wow, Rod! Amazing Work and even more amazing paintjob! You got some serious airbrush skills!


    WHERE? WHERE???
    Could someone PLEASE share?
     
  27. jedimaster

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  28. Rodmart85

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    Thanks guys!
    The pics are from the Bluray as Simon said, I do not remember which one on what documentary but just BluRay stuff plus the typical Red 6 pics.
    Here is what I captured from the BR, enjoy:
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  29. jedimaster

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    Can't wait to see it finished Rod....
     
  30. Guy Cowen

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    It really is a killer looking build and paint so far. Really great to see Red 6 come to life and with such talent.
     
  31. Rodmart85

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    Thanks for your words guys, I am glad you like the paint job.

    So let me tell you about how I did it.
    First of all, the result you see is not just Airbrush.
    The colored panels, red squadron markings, and some weathering with Model Master's Burint Metal and Burnt Iron were applied with airbrush with the amount of Maskool needed here and there before airbrushing. Then, if the color of the panels looked too strong I downed it with the basic color grey used in the whole X-Wing.
    After the Airbrushing is done, comes the most fun part of it, the acrylic water based paints to do some washes with brushes and something to dry and remove the extra paint to get the rust and dirt effect on the F-4 engines and where it looks it needs some color detail.
    After the washes are looking good I start applying the weathering powders with brushes of different sizes, mostly the very dark burnt areas and some dirt and extreme rust retouches.
    Finlay, some Dremel here and there to simulate some damage on the wings. To get this effect right, the X-Wing should be painted black before the X-Wing gray is applied, one of the reasons we cast the revisited X-Wing on black or dark grey resin.
    Then comes the lacquer to seal it all and prevent the powder weathering to be removed by manipulation.
    I hope this helps someone with the aging of his X-Wing:)
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  32. Jeeves

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    Fantastic and inspirational. Please keep up with the pics, this is top notch.

    Thanks!
    -Raj
     
  33. moffeaton

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    Agreed!!
     
  34. kk1

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    Great work and thanks for the awesome pics, finally get a clear shot of R5-D4 in the droid slot.
     
  35. Qrest Fourstar

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    No updates to this??
     
  36. Rodmart85

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    Haven't got much time lately fellas, but I hope to have some more stuff soon.
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  37. Hackcore

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    Fantastic work Rod! Looking forward to see more. :thumbsup
     
  38. ThomasBunce

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    Beautiful work. Any update?
     
  39. youngtiger1

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    Dude, this is one cool subject you are doing. I have 1/48 Finemold kit that I'm hoping to build this year. You are doing great. I really like the weathering effect. So, keep up the good work.

    Mike
     
  40. SofaKing01

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    WOW! Great paint job so far! It just amazes me... all the talent! :)
     
  41. Army

    Army New Member

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    Just wanted to see how this is coming along the paint up on the wings so far is killer hope we get some updates on this soon.



    Chris
     
  42. Army

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    Well it looks like this thread has died, that sucks was really hoping to see how this was gonna come out.




    Chris
     
  43. Rodmart85

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    Sorry guys, I've been very busy with the X-Wing commissions plus the Snowspeeder molding process so I have not had time to finish this build, but I will be posting stuff as soon as I have time to work on it, the thread is not dead yet :)

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  44. Junk Pilot

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    This is just a general question regarding Red 6 but can anyone verify which side the red cannon sits on? Left or right? I've got flopped images and can't tell which is correct.
     
  45. kk1

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    Just look at the pic in post #15 it's not flipped.
     
  46. Junk Pilot

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    But what makes this pic definitive? How can you tell this is not flopped either?

     
  47. Nwerke

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    It follows from the whole set of Red 6 pics, such as it is. A lot of them have been printed flopped but there are some where non-mirrored details are visible; those are the tells to watch for. Once you know a few key features of the paint job you can work out which pics in your stash are messed up and fix them. I'm not at home right now or I'd point you to more specific stuff.
     
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  48. kk1

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    [​IMG] This IS flipped compare the asymmetrical parts on the back and wings to other models.
     
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  49. Junk Pilot

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    Thanks guys. I now recognise the areas identifying this as a flipped image. Cheers.

    BTW can anyone suggest a replacement for the M8 Carrier road wheels at the rear of the cannons? I'm looking to modify my Hasbro birds with something better.
     

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