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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, November 05, 2017 7:41 PM

I'm sorry it's taken so long to update this, life keeps getting in the way lately.  The major painting is done, and I'll be able to start the fun part of Rebel ships: weathering.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 06, 2017 1:53 AM

No worries Bob, worth the wait, its looking good. Looking forward to the weathering, be interested to see how you do this as that part has put me off doing any of my rebel ships.

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Posted by NucMedTech on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 4:35 PM

Silentbob,

     X-wing is looking great! Can't wait to see the weathering process.

Question( not model related ), are you on Star Wars Commander as Silentbob88? If so I believe we had a squad war against you. I am Madrancor on the game.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 5:00 PM

Ohhh looks cool Bob! Love the chipped paint!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 8:22 PM
Thanks guys! I did the sponge technique for the chipped paint and I tried hard to not over do it, especially since it's the squadron leader's ship. Nuc, I used to play Star Wars Commander but ran out of room on my iPad and had to delete it. I do have Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes on it though. My Apple game ID is 33silentbob

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

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Posted by Porkbits on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 6:41 PM

It does looks great, Bob! Also can't wait to see what you do with the weathering. It's always a fun, creative exercise. 

My 1/72 Bandai Falcon has shipped, should be here in a few days. PropellerPropellerPropeller

PB

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 09, 2017 3:34 AM

Look forwardto seeing that one PB.

Just a quick heads up guys. Not sure if you have heard, but the release of Ep IX has been put back from may 2019 to Dec, after a change of director. I was going to start the next round, the Ep IV GB in Oct next year. I planned on a shorter GB this time as i think a year is to long, and i have noticed that GB's that keep repeating seem to get less interest as they go. So, to that end, i will keep the next one at 7 months with a start date of May 2019.

So, theres plenty of time to decide what to build.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Porkbits on Thursday, November 09, 2017 9:00 AM

Yeah, that should be PLENTY of time to make a decison, even for the indecisive lol. 

I'll probably be working on the Falcon in the intervening months.

PB

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, November 09, 2017 9:22 AM

I look forward to seeing it PB. I am sure you will have finihsed by the time the next one starts, but if not, feel free to enter no matter how far along. I imagine thats quite an intesive build. I have the old AMT kit, and that won't be anything like the bandai kit.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Porkbits on Thursday, November 09, 2017 3:11 PM

Thanks, Bish. It will be intensive, but should be fun as per usual with Bandai's kits, only times 10. :-)

What I do have going for me is that I already built the FM Falcon back in 2006, so have a little practice and have gained a bit more skill since then. Fingers crossed.

In the meantime, I might throw together the AT-ST to get back in the saddle.

PB

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, November 09, 2017 8:53 PM
Seven months sounds good. I won't be as ambitious next year and I think I'll build a TIE Interceptor.

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Posted by Porkbits on Monday, November 13, 2017 10:15 PM

Back in the saddle!

Started on the Bandai AT-ST tonight for what I hope will be my last entry for this GB before the deadline. 

Got only the main hull and some other bits assembled and painted:

...but getting those first few parts off the sprue and together is sometimes the biggest hurdle towards clearing away the rust and cobwebs. 

Regardless, can tell already it's going to be another great SW kit from Bandai.

Also, Bandai PG Falcon arrived today:

...and like someone in another forum wrote, swore could hear angels singing when I opened the box. The kit is amazing.

Anyway, hope everyone is doing well.

PB

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:53 AM

Nice start on the Walker PB, i'll get that onto the roster.

Will be looking forward to seeing that Falcon. I think it will be a bit beyond my budget, so will make the most of yours.

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Posted by Porkbits on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:33 PM

Thanks, Bish! 

After I finish the AT-ST and Archive X paints arrive from UK (a fellow on your side of the pond has created "correct" paint colors for the Falcon that match the Floquil colors the ILM guys used on the 5-footer) I hope to start this beast.

PB

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:40 PM

Wil be waiting.

Is that a website for those paints?

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Posted by Porkbits on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:09 PM

One-man operation--his name is Guy Cowen. He's on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1696820240623353/

They're enamel paints, and apparently they've gotten positive reviews so far. The downside is they're expensive (about £12 per jar). 

If you email Guy, he'll ask which SW ships/kits you're working on and suggest a line of colors. Pretty awesome.

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:58 PM

PB: Great job there on the walker.

And that Falcon is insane!!! Glad I'm not a bigger SW or I'd be ordering one for Wookie Life Day!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 6:04 PM

Lol, thanks Gamera! 

Good excuse as any to order one, I suppose. Propeller

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 1:53 AM

Porkbits

One-man operation--his name is Guy Cowen. He's on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1696820240623353/

They're enamel paints, and apparently they've gotten positive reviews so far. The downside is they're expensive (about £12 per jar). 

If you email Guy, he'll ask which SW ships/kits you're working on and suggest a line of colors. Pretty awesome.

 

Thanks. That is a bit pricey, but could save the hassle of finding the colours. How big arethe jars. I might consider his paints for Slave 1.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Porkbits on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:23 AM

Lol, I'm a bad consumer! Unfortunately, no idea how big they are.....

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:26 AM

lol, don't worry, your not the only one. Well hopefully they will arrive soon. I am guessing as they are enemel they must be surfaced shipped, so probably take a while.

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Posted by Porkbits on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 10:59 PM

I found a photo that includes a jar of the paint (next to the Bandai Falcon)...should give a good idea of size.

But, yeah, they're enamels so could be on a slooooow boat to States. No problem, though, as I have enough kits to keep me busy for years. Sigh.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:06 PM

Looks cool PB!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Porkbits on Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:13 PM

Thanks! Made a little more progress today. More pics soon, I hope.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 17, 2017 1:47 AM

Porkbits

I found a photo that includes a jar of the paint (next to the Bandai Falcon)...should give a good idea of size.

But, yeah, they're enamels so could be on a slooooow boat to States. No problem, though, as I have enough kits to keep me busy for years. Sigh.

 

Thanks. Thats quite a bit bigger than the tins. Look forward to seeing what you think of it.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Porkbits on Monday, November 20, 2017 4:02 PM

Will definitely let you guys know how the paint works out. Getting more eager to start the Falcon by the day! :-)

But in meantime,  a litte more progress on the AT-ST....got the legs and hull together  and painted, and painted base coat on the cockpit panels:

Next some detailing/weathering on the cockpit stuff and then I'll move onto construction of the head.

Hope everyone is well, and for those in the States, have a safe and fun upcoming Thanksgiving....

PB

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, November 20, 2017 4:21 PM

You're making great progress and indeed happy Thanksgiving to you, the family, and everyone else out there.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 20, 2017 4:26 PM

Thats coming together nicely PB.

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Posted by Porkbits on Monday, November 20, 2017 6:48 PM

Thanks, guys!

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, November 20, 2017 6:55 PM
That's looking really nice! The other day my brother was asking me what Star Wars Bandai kits I already have...I'm wondering if he's starting his X-Mas shopping already... I've made some progress on my X-Wing, I'm hoping to get some pictures up soon.

On my bench: AMT X-Wing (1/48ish?) rebuild

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