1. RPF Premium Member ecl's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    Feb 16, 2017, 10:14 PM - Bandai A-Wing paint! #1

    Just got this Bandai A-wing kit in the mail a few days ago and started to paint it! Quite a small model, but the usual Bandai quality with incredible detailing and super tight fitting pieces!

    Still have a ways to go with the small paint details. More updates soon.

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  2. RPF Premium Member ecl's Avatar
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    Feb 17, 2017, 11:39 AM - Re: Bandai A-Wing paint! #2

    A couple of better pics to show the finish. Sprayed a light coat of matte clear and then did a little more work with the aging. Still need to paint in some more of the reddish/brown color on the underside and inner side of the thruster things.

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    Feb 17, 2017, 11:50 AM - Re: Bandai A-Wing paint! #3

    Nice, looks well used.
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    Feb 17, 2017, 12:29 PM - Re: Bandai A-Wing paint! #4

    Nice work!

    What is your base colour for the white?
  5. RPF Premium Member ecl's Avatar
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    Feb 17, 2017, 4:41 PM - Re: Bandai A-Wing paint! #5

    Thanks! The white is just the Tamiya 'matt white'. No real particular reason i chose this color, but it's a nice cool white. The aging darkens it, so I like to use it as a starting base color.

    Pretty much done with the paint. Just need to do the guns, and then build a custom stand for it!

    Below are some new pics of it under brighter sunlight.

    And here's a fun quick cut and paste (from the pic of the model just above) into a starfield

    Here's a photo of the kit after being built from the box. Can't recommend these little Bandai kits enough. They're super fun, and look amazing!

    Last edited by ecl; Feb 17, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
  6. RPF Premium Member ecl's Avatar
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    Feb 18, 2017, 1:33 PM - Re: Bandai A-Wing paint! #6

    Finally really done!! Added the TINY waterslide decals today and took some final pics. The waterslide decals didn't seem to want to stick very well...maybe they were just too tiny or the surface wasn't working with them, so I brushed a tiny bit of matte medium over each one to seal them in place. They are ridiculously small. Some are barely 2-3mm in length. I used a toothpick to push them into place. The kit does come with a set of regular decal versions (sticky back), and though they look slightly thicker applied on the model, they're much easier to use.

  7. RPF Premium Member Cameron's Avatar
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    Feb 18, 2017, 3:26 PM - Re: Bandai A-Wing paint! #7

    Looks great!

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