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  1. DARTH SABER's Avatar
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    Apr 17, 2017, 12:45 AM - Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #1

    So I picked up the Bandai Falcon a few weeks ago and had such a fun time building it that Immediately purchased two tie fighters, Vader's tie fighter, and the Y- Wing.
    This weekend I went to SW celebration and went bananas and the Bluefin Bandai booth. I picked up an AT-AT, AT-ST, Snow Speeder, A-wing, and Poes X-wing (which will be converted into a McQuarrie X-Wing).

    My plan is to do one build right after another (maybe a couple of days break in between) and post the images here.

    The list So far-
    Millennium Falcon- completed-







    Next- X-Wing WIP-




    On deck -

    Tie fighter

    Vaders Tie fighter

    Y-Wing

    AT-AT

    AT-ST

    Snow Speeder

    Poes X-Wing (McQuarrie)

    A-Wing




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    Apr 17, 2017, 5:19 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #2

    I'm out of breath even reading that

    I work so slowly

    .....but I'd love to do a one day build

    Great job by the way

    J
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    Apr 17, 2017, 6:23 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #3

    Jaitea said: View Post
    I'm out of breath even reading that

    I work so slowly

    .....but I'd love to do a one day build

    Great job by the way

    J
    Well, not really a one day build. Just one right after another.

    I dont think i could even do the masking in one day. Lol




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    Apr 17, 2017, 1:34 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #4

    Excellent job so far with the Falcon and the wings of the X-wing.

    Looking forward to seeing the X-wing finished and the rest of the list
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    Apr 19, 2017, 9:26 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #5

    blakeh1 said: View Post
    Excellent job so far with the Falcon and the wings of the X-wing.

    Looking forward to seeing the X-wing finished and the rest of the list
    Thanks!
    Decided to do the wings seperate so I could get into those hard-to-reach places.

    Almost done with the X wing, then start on the TIE.




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    Apr 21, 2017, 3:36 AM - Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #6

    X wing done.







    Tie fighter on deck.






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    Apr 21, 2017, 11:15 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #7

    That's a fantastic x-wing!

    My plan this summer is to do a bunch of them all at the same time.

    A-wing
    Snowspeeder
    slave one
    fine molds slave one
    y-wing
    tie fighter


    I'm doing all the sprue cutting/ sanding at once.

    Then sub-assembly

    then prime all at once,

    then taping

    and so on...
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    Apr 21, 2017, 11:38 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #8

    astroboy said: View Post
    That's a fantastic x-wing!

    My plan this summer is to do a bunch of them all at the same time.

    A-wing
    Snowspeeder
    slave one
    fine molds slave one
    y-wing
    tie fighter


    I'm doing all the sprue cutting/ sanding at once.

    Then sub-assembly

    then prime all at once,

    then taping

    and so on...
    Be careful when removing the parts from the spruce tree.
    Im always afraid Ill get them mixed up or wont know the number.






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    Apr 21, 2017, 12:17 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #9

    DARTH SABER said: View Post
    Be careful when removing the parts from the spruce tree.
    Im always afraid Ill get them mixed up or wont know the number.






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    I have everything packed up in hardware cases. And I always work on a clear "tray" that I made so I never get anything mixed up. Everything always goes back into the storage container.

    http://www.dewalt.ca/en-ca/products/...izer/dwst08202

    This is also why it takes me forever to do anything...
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    Apr 21, 2017, 7:48 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #10

    astroboy said: View Post
    I have everything packed up in hardware cases. And I always work on a clear "tray" that I made so I never get anything mixed up. Everything always goes back into the storage container.

    http://www.dewalt.ca/en-ca/products/...izer/dwst08202

    This is also why it takes me forever to do anything...
    Well, youre already more prepared than me. I would have lost track of numbers and ended up with a Millennium Tie X wing.





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    Apr 21, 2017, 7:50 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #11

    DARTH SABER said: View Post
    Well, youre already more prepared than me. I would have lost track of numbers and ended up with a Millennium Tie X wing.





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    I also realized that I like seeing it as a puzzle. So spreading parts and finding the right one is fun.

    I HATE sprue cutting. Which is why I like to get it over with.

    Then the fun begins

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    Apr 28, 2017, 6:59 PM - Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #12

    TIE fighter done-









    Vaders TIE fighter on deck.
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    Apr 30, 2017, 11:04 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #13

    Incredible work, you are a superb modeler, sir!
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    Apr 30, 2017, 11:12 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #14

    Great job on the kits. They got to look amazing altogether in the shelf.
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    Apr 30, 2017, 1:06 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #15

    mcusanelli said: View Post
    Incredible work, you are a superb modeler, sir!
    Hardly, still not happy with a lot of things..but practice makes perfect I guess.

    Thanks for the compliments!




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    May 1, 2017, 12:23 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #16

    Great job. I really like your photo setup as well. I have Vader's tie and Slave One in my lineup as well.

    Can't wait to see more.

    -Rob
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    May 1, 2017, 12:42 AM - Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #17

    robpauza said: View Post
    Great job. I really like your photo setup as well. I have Vader's tie and Slave One in my lineup as well.

    Can't wait to see more.

    -Rob
    Slave One is gonna be a task with that paintjob.

    Be sure to post them up when youre done.

    In the meantime heres Little Vader-
    Since its ANH i have him the red lenses...and for the hell of it also gave him the grey silver highlights on the facemask.









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    May 1, 2017, 11:02 AM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #18

    I like the greyer look of the Ties. I know many studio modelers swear by TS-32 for getting close to the studio colors, but I kind of prefer the on screen grey look of New Hope

    What color did you use?
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    May 5, 2017, 7:10 PM - Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #19

    blakeh1 said: View Post
    I like the greyer look of the Ties. I know many studio modelers swear by TS-32 for getting close to the studio colors, but I kind of prefer the on screen grey look of New Hope

    What color did you use?
    Grey Pale blue
    A couple of drops of white and one drops of sky blue.

    Half airbrush container.

    Vader TIE done -





    Y Wing was going to be next but I got a 006 Falcon in the mail.
    Gonna give that one a go.
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    May 10, 2017, 12:01 PM - Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #20

    Mini Falcon done-







    Up next-

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    May 10, 2017, 3:53 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #21

    Excellent Falcon!

    Looking forward to the Y-wing. The interior already looks great
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    May 10, 2017, 5:32 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #22

    Its so tiny, its cute! (that what she said!) LOL!!

    Nice work!
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    May 19, 2017, 11:42 AM - Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #23

    Y-Wing done-





    AT- AT on deck
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    May 19, 2017, 1:17 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #24

    Wow!

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    May 19, 2017, 3:24 PM - Re: Bandai Star Wars ship build marathon #25

    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.

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