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    May 19, 2017, 5:57 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #26

    Thanks guys!


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    May 19, 2017, 6:28 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #27

    Pcoz said: View Post
    Holy Space Balls Batman!

    Ridiculous Awesomeness !

    I just bought my first Bandai... the Tie Interceptor. I've never done one before but everyone raves about them.
    Yeah they're awesome.
    Unbelievable crisp detail


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    May 22, 2017, 12:12 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #28

    Its a shame these guys will probably never see the light of day again. -




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    May 22, 2017, 2:02 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #29

    Man the speed you pump those models out is simply crazy!...Cudos on those builds, brilliant paint jobs on all of them!
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    May 22, 2017, 7:56 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #30

    DARTH SABER said: View Post
    Its a shame these guys will probably never see the light of day again.
    Sunroof.
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    May 27, 2017, 10:42 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #31

    Had a convention this weekend so had limited time to work on my AT-AT.

    Coming along slowly-







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    May 28, 2017, 7:29 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #32

    That weathering looks spot on!
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    May 28, 2017, 10:45 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #33

    Slowly? You Sir are a machine. Very nice work on them all.
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    May 28, 2017, 5:56 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #34

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    That weathering looks spot on!
    Thanks, i usually like to weather my vehicles based on the reference from a specific vehicle . Unfortunately most of the shots of screen used AT-ATs are taken from the left side and I have no way of knowing which right side matches with the left side.
    So Im just doing a Frankenstein job of reference taking bits from different AT-ATs.




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    May 28, 2017, 7:09 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #35

    Hopefully this will help you along your quest:

    http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=7013
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    May 28, 2017, 7:14 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #36

    edge10 said: View Post
    Hopefully this will help you along your quest:

    http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=7013
    Wow, those are some great shots, thanks!!


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    May 29, 2017, 1:46 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #37

    Darth Saber, thanks for sharing your Bandai-fueled adventure with us! I just picked up the X-1 'Vader' TIE kit and was comparing it to images of the filming miniature and wow! ridiculous the level of scale and detailing fidelity. Or perhaps "insane" would be a better term. I found the tiny 'clamp' details that surround the aft cone which include a small rectangular detail that has (on the original) a grid of about 6x4 engraved in it is depicted - with the grid - by a less than 2mm square(ish) detail on the Bandai kit. I had to use my strongest magnification to see the grid but it is there. The *only* thing I have found lacking is the 'louver' pattern on the two black rectangles at the aft inside surface of the 'wings'. The original had an engraved pattern of horizontal lines that Bandai missed, leaving the surface smooth. However, this is easily engraved so no worries (and at least this confirms Bandai's team is human... ha!)

    So, bust on, looking forward to the smooth finish.

    Regards, Robert
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    May 29, 2017, 2:06 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #38

    rbeach84 said: View Post
    Darth Saber, thanks for sharing your Bandai-fueled adventure with us! I just picked up the X-1 'Vader' TIE kit and was comparing it to images of the filming miniature and wow! ridiculous the level of scale and detailing fidelity. Or perhaps "insane" would be a better term. I found the tiny 'clamp' details that surround the aft cone which include a small rectangular detail that has (on the original) a grid of about 6x4 engraved in it is depicted - with the grid - by a less than 2mm square(ish) detail on the Bandai kit. I had to use my strongest magnification to see the grid but it is there. The *only* thing I have found lacking is the 'louver' pattern on the two black rectangles at the aft inside surface of the 'wings'. The original had an engraved pattern of horizontal lines that Bandai missed, leaving the surface smooth. However, this is easily engraved so no worries (and at least this confirms Bandai's team is human... ha!)

    So, bust on, looking forward to the smooth finish.

    Regards, Robert
    Yes, the detail is a major part of the reason I came back to the hobby.
    This was too good to pass up.

    The X1 and TIE fighter were unique builds for me because i love the weathering part of mideling and from looking at thr reference inages these ships had virtually no weathering.
    Had to hold back the urge to weather yhese guys.


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    May 29, 2017, 2:10 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #39

    So far the most fun ive had is the falcon and Y-Wing-




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    May 29, 2017, 4:30 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #40

    Lovely

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    May 29, 2017, 7:08 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #41

    It is now obvious I must obtain one just for the reference value provided by Y-Wing kit. The AT-AT also... if only they'd make 1:48 versions of these models!

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    May 29, 2017, 7:19 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #42

    Your Gold leader Y-wing looks fantastic so is your Falcon great job!!!!
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    May 29, 2017, 8:39 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #43

    BTW have you ever tried the Tamiya weathering kit? its amazing stuff , unlike pastel its more greasy so its sticks and you have more control and achieve super thin streaks in scale like on the Falcon and AT-AT, but whatever technique your using the results look fantastic!

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    May 29, 2017, 11:51 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #44

    GF said: View Post
    BTW have you ever tried the Tamiya weathering kit? its amazing stuff , unlike pastel its more greasy so its sticks and you have more control and achieve super thin streaks in scale like on the Falcon and AT-AT, but whatever technique your using it the results look fantastic!

    GFollano

    Thanks for the info!
    I saw it on Amazon awhile back abd was curious about it.
    Does it react well with acrylic base?
    Also, whats the estimate on drying time?

    I may pick it up.


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    May 30, 2017, 12:04 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #45

    DARTH SABER said: View Post
    Thanks for the info!
    I saw it on Amazon awhile back abd was curious about it.
    Does it react well with acrylic base?
    Also, whats the estimate on drying time?

    I may pick it up.


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    Its not permanent so you need to seal it with a dull coat, I used it on acrylic and Enamel with no problems at all its harmless stuff, if your not happy with your streaks you can just wipe off and restart it just requires a seal or it will rub off, I used it on my MPC Tydirium Shuttle and Battlestar Galactica Viper you an see here.

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php...uttle+finished

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php...=moebius+viper

    GFollano
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    May 30, 2017, 1:31 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #46

    GF said: View Post
    Its not permanent so you need to seal it with a dull coat, I used it on acrylic and Enamel with no problems at all its harmless stuff, if your not happy with your streaks you can just wipe off and restart it just requires a seal or it will rub off, I used it on my MPC Tydirium Shuttle and Battlestar Galactica Viper you an see here.

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php...uttle+finished

    http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php...=moebius+viper

    GFollano
    Thanks!



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    Jun 1, 2017, 12:23 AM - Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #47

    AT-AT, done....







    On deck....??




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    Jun 3, 2017, 6:35 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #49

    Looks really nice!

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