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    Mar 21, 2013, 9:53 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #101

    Are these still available?

    I saw the B-Wing lego and was impressed by the ship and it's size. The B wing never caught my attention until now. It's really cool! I can only imagine how cool one of these looks in person.
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    Mar 21, 2013, 10:59 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #102

    Stormy320 said: View Post
    Are these still available?

    I saw the B-Wing lego and was impressed by the ship and it's size. The B wing never caught my attention until now. It's really cool! I can only imagine how cool one of these looks in person.
    I would email Frank, Stormy. I put off getting one until I saw Julien's thread. I received mine last month. It is one bad-azz model! And huge!

    Joe
  3. ralphee is offline ralphee
    Mar 22, 2013, 12:02 AM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #103

    I dont think its all that big Joe, its a nice size, and ill have to also add, its a stunning kit, wish i had the time to get into mine!

    Lee
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    Mar 22, 2013, 12:24 AM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #104

    ralphee said: View Post
    I dont think its all that big Joe, its a nice size, and ill have to also add, its a stunning kit, wish i had the time to get into mine!

    Lee
    Ok, huge is over-doing it, but it is big. Yeah, I'll second Lee, it's a good size and stunning. Buuuut....next to my Bluemoon B-Wing....it's HUGE!!!!! LOL!

    Joe
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    Mar 22, 2013, 12:58 AM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #105

    But then next to TJs Bwing, its a baby, that B is HUGE hehe!

    Lee
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    Mar 22, 2013, 4:34 AM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #106

    Big, but not terribly accurate!! Still got to finish and paint that big old bird of mine up! But every time I see this thread I go back and mope over it. Frank and Moe did a great job on the SS build and these further additions take it a step up again. If ever we have a summer (its snowing yet again, coldest March for fifty years etc) with a few dry days maybe I 'll actually call it a day and give it an airbrushed coat. It must be at least four years old now.
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    Mar 22, 2013, 11:47 AM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #107

    CutThumb said: View Post
    Big, but not terribly accurate!!
    Just so we are all on the same page here, I did not make those masters. I came into the situation well after the run started to help clear out the backlog.
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    Mar 22, 2013, 12:40 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #108

    Without your help TJ it would never have made it out of the packing box!!! It was only after you recast and sent me several pieces that I was actually able to start to build it. And it was your advice as to how to fix that honey combed main wing that pretty much saved that B from being just a pile of unusable resin as far as I was concerned. Like a few people here you stepped up to the mark and helped turn around a project.
    But, just like ALOT of builds which are coming through this forum these last couple of years , like X wings, the Tie fighter, the Y wings and particularly the Probe droids, the more people that have studied it and worked on it, the more closer it is to the original model. I was pretty happy with my effort until I saw the kit F&M produced and Guy and now MT have "sharpened" up. Then I was less than satisfied. But I guess thats the price you pay if you want to be a studio scale modeller.Perfection or as close to it as you can get.
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    Mar 22, 2013, 5:15 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #109

    It's all good, I was happy to help. I just didn't want "TJs Bwing"and "Big, but not terribly accurate" to be thrown out there without some background provided. I can see how one might put those to statements together and come to an incorrect conclusion. Those were not my Big, but not terribly accurate masters. I was just helping people out.
  10. MonsieurTox is offline MonsieurTox
    Sep 6, 2013, 1:32 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #110

    This is a WIP !







    To be short I started to paint it lasy year but I failed I had to strip all the paint off, was not funny cuz it was pretty thick and glossy (dont ask why, I dundo). I tried again early this year and failed again. I gave another attempt yesterday and this is where I am now. Still some work to do !
  11. IEDBOUNTYHUNTER is offline IEDBOUNTYHUNTER
    Sep 6, 2013, 1:38 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #111

    Looking good Julien.


    Al
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    Sep 6, 2013, 1:53 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #112

    Im so jealous Julien,love your B so much,great work there

    Don
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    Sep 6, 2013, 2:42 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #113

    Oh Julien,
    that paintjob looks sooo great so far
  14. ralphee is offline ralphee
    Sep 6, 2013, 3:27 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #114

    Really liking that Julien, great match on the colours used, ill be watching intently. Gonna be bugging Mr Cowen too as i may kick off my build tomorrow, got the bug for this ship right now!

    lee
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    Sep 6, 2013, 3:51 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #115

    Looks great so far Julien! Like the real deal.
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    Sep 6, 2013, 5:25 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #116

    WOW Julien!! Amazing finish on that. The colors and the accents are spot on, it looks incredibly, exactly like a studio prop!!! Great job on this!! What an inspiration!
    -Sean
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    Sep 8, 2013, 12:01 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #117

    These ships are killer. Definitely one of the better designs in ROTJ.

    Great job!!
  18. MonsieurTox is offline MonsieurTox
    Sep 9, 2013, 4:35 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #118

    Thank you very much guys !

    Lee, cant wait to see how you're going to modd it !

    Still a WIP, it's very time consuming ! That's one of the studio scale model that took me the most of time to paint so far.

    The pics are took with flash so the rust looks oversaturated, I will probably tone it down later !

























    The base coat of this puppy is pure white (well that's at least what I used I believe that's what Bill George used too).
    The painting of this model is a bit tricky :/ And unfortunatly my airbrush is old now, I cant do any more fine strokes with it, everything is done with a brush. :/
    Most was done with a brush on the original though. The nose was quite tricky to get right (Im sure Im far from the original but did my best I could !)

    Last edited by MonsieurTox; Sep 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM.
  19. MonsieurTox is offline MonsieurTox
    Sep 9, 2013, 4:46 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #119

    A comparison between mine on the left and the original on the right.

    Well Im not that close but that OK lol

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    Sep 10, 2013, 3:01 AM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #120

    Nearly missed this!!! Now that is a lovely piece of work! Got to agree with you the amount of effort it takes to get there though. You're a brave man to go for a total repaint , its hard to judge how much of an improvement you've made on it as there are no "befores" but the "afters" look superb and in terms of accuracy its the closest yet that I've seen. And you bagged all the decals too!
    Its very hard to duplicate the paint work because this feels like the most "casually" painted model of all of them. The combination of brush strokes and overspraying, the close colour schemes and the fact its all a very pale palette, makes it very difficult to get done in the right order. What ever light source was used to take all the differing reference photos really makes it difficult to get the combination right but it looks like you've done it! Great work as ever there Julien.
  21. Guy Cowen is offline Guy Cowen
    Sep 10, 2013, 5:15 AM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #121

    Julien mate, thats just stunning, I've still not done mine yet but as you'll know now its a tricky bird to paint. The more ref we have the harder these things get. Its killer though and looks spot on. Roll on November so I can get cracking again. Its a never ending paint job the B-Wing and yours is nearly at a never end. Stunning
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    Sep 10, 2013, 10:34 AM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #122

    Your B-wing looks very nice! But you may need this. The old version F-14's decal.

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  23. MonsieurTox is offline MonsieurTox
    Sep 16, 2013, 6:24 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #123

    Thank you very much guys !
    Yeah this model it's quite difficult to paint and Guy did a better job than me on this !

    kh39 said: View Post
    Your B-wing looks very nice! But you may need this. The old version F-14's decal.

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    Thank you Kaoru, wow that's awesome ! Does this kit has other decals used on the B-Wing ? (I guess yes....) If so, would you mind send me a hi res pic of the decal sheet ? That would be cool ! Thank you.
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    Sep 16, 2013, 10:33 PM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #124

    Looking damn fine to me!
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    Sep 17, 2013, 2:52 AM - Re: F&M B-Wing, Orange conversion #125

    Unfortunately, that's the only one I think. I will scan the decal sheet so that you will have the correct size. Also, I will send a pic of the old version's box if you want. By the way, I heard that the kit is the same, but they added a camera or something.

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