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  • From: Portsmouth, Virginia
Posted by Hoggarth on Monday, May 13, 2019 6:30 AM

Looking good Nuc. Great job on the pilot.

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 13, 2019 6:26 PM

Nice work there guys! Looking forward to more!!!

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:50 AM
Thanks! I've been thinking about the paint color since I've seen TIE fighters in blue, gray, and everything in between. I'm leaning towards painting it Model Master's aircraft gray since it's a light, bluish gray.

On my bench: Bandai 1/72 TIE Striker

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:57 AM

@SB,

I painted the TIE I built with Testors Model Master Light Grey FS36495. I did do pre-shading before painting which did make the light grey a bit darker. I'm looking forward to seeing how your's turns out. 

@Stephen,

Great job on the cockpit and the pilot! the pilot does not look like 1/72 scale. Again great job!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by cwalker3 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 6:13 AM

Silentbob33, nice work so far. That would look so good lit up. 

Nuc, good job with the pit and the pilot. What colors are you planning for that kit? I mixed up a custom white/grey and then found that Vallejo white/grey was a perfect match for what they called for in the instructions. 

The bluish color has been a little more of a problem. First I shot on a coat of Vallejo light gull grey, but didn’t like it. I thought it was too grey. Next I mixed some blue with the light gull grey, and while it looked perfect when I tested it, on the model it looks too blue. I think m just going to leave it as is now. 

This is a sample of what it looks like:

Cary

 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:06 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys!

I finished the main construction on the fuselage (I guess that's what you'd call it?).

On my bench: Bandai 1/72 TIE Striker

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, May 16, 2019 9:37 AM

Looks good Bob, certainly makes a change to the usual TIE Pod.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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Posted by NucMedTech on Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:32 AM

Thanks guys, those pilots are rather small. I think I need to get a set of optivisors or magnifing glass to help out. 

cwalker, not sure what colors to paint it yet. I do not think I am going with the standard colors though.

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:26 PM

Hogfanfs, I ordered the Blockade Runner decals you suggested from Evilbay.  If they perform anything like they look, they should be outstanding!  Thank you for the tip!

https://flic.kr/p/25iKkCM] [/url]BR-11 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

No comparison between the aftermarket decal and Bandai's super sucky stickers!  I LOVE the chipping effect.

https://flic.kr/p/2fQJReA] [/url]BR-12 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

I tore down the kit back to it's components, then glued whatever I felt I could and still allow for painting.

https://flic.kr/p/25iKkFH] [/url]BR-10 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

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  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:12 PM

@cwalker3,

The blue doesn't look bad, maybe a bit dark, but, workable. 

@SB,

Funny, I have never taken a really good look at a TIE Striker. I didn't realize it had an elongated pod. I will say it is unique!

@Real G,

I'm glad you got the decals. They are thin, but, I never even came close to tearing one. Then held up very nicely to four coats of Micro Sol and set perfectly. What sold me on them was the chipping effect already in the decals. I'm looking forward to seeing them on your blockade runner!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, May 17, 2019 11:36 AM

Well, I’ve decided to change the grey/blue color again. Here is a comparison between the new, and lighter color and the darker one. 

I‘ve just finished up the cockpit and pilot. That’s the first 1/72 figure I’ve ever done, I think. Like Nuc said, it’s pretty small. 

The canopy restoration was a complete disaster. I ended up buying a replacement, vacuum-formed one. It should be here in a week or so, so my progress will be limited until then.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cary

 

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, May 17, 2019 11:44 AM

cwalker3,

I don't like either color, you should just put this kit aside, and build a vehicle of the Empire! lol

I'm kidding, the lighter color does look very good, and the cockpit and pilot turned out very well! Between you and Nuc, I'm starting to like the looks of a B-Wing. 

 

 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Ted4321 on Friday, May 17, 2019 12:49 PM

hogfanfs

I'm starting to like the looks of a B-Wing. 

There is still good in him!  We can turn him back to the good side! 

T e d

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, May 17, 2019 1:52 PM
cwalker, I really like the new color, is it a custom mix?

On my bench: Bandai 1/72 TIE Striker

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 17, 2019 2:15 PM

Ted4321

 

 
hogfanfs

I'm starting to like the looks of a B-Wing. 

 

 

There is still good in him!  We can turn him back to the good side! 

T e d

 

'Good is a point of view' Wink

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Friday, May 17, 2019 4:28 PM

silentbob33
cwalker, I really like the new color, is it a custom mix?
 

SB, it is a custom mix. The instructions say to use 95% light gull grey and 5% blue. First I put in too much blue and got the darker color. So then I added more grey back in until I got to the lighter color. It still isn’t the color they show in the instructions, but it’s close. 

Cary

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 17, 2019 4:39 PM

Nice work on the B-Wing pit, i do prefer that lighter colour.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, May 17, 2019 6:17 PM

Hey, don't be turning me in to the Emperor, I've got a reputation to maintain... Wink

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

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Posted by Gamera on Saturday, May 18, 2019 5:12 PM

Cwalker: Looks cool to me!!! Love the cockpit!

Bob: Also looks cool!

G: Those decals look neat.

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, May 19, 2019 1:45 PM

Made a start on thye AAT a couple of weeks ago, just been working on it now and again. This is the kit.

Got the main hull together. Got a bt of sanding and filling still to do, especially down the front piece.

And the turret is complete, not to many issues there. mainly sanding away the flash.

Now my 432 is done, this will be my main focus. Not much to this kit, hopefully should be ready for primer by the middle of the week.

 

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Sunday, May 19, 2019 6:18 PM

Looks cool Bish! Looking forward to more.

I got home yesterday and started cleaning Han up. Poured some plaster into his legs for a little lower weight. Will put photos up when I have something to show.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, May 20, 2019 6:18 AM

Thanks G. I managed to get the construction finished last night. A bit of clean up tonight and it will be ready for some paint.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, May 20, 2019 8:05 AM
Looks really good so far Bish! I can't wait to see your weathering on it. That's one of the things I love about Star Wars vehicles, they always look like they've been used

On my bench: Bandai 1/72 TIE Striker

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Posted by Bish on Monday, May 20, 2019 8:13 AM

Thanks Bod. I have seen a couple of builds that are heavily weathered, i am going to try out some of the things i have picked up doing armour builds on this one.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, May 20, 2019 8:20 AM

Yea Bish, those hover tanks are a lot of fun to weather.

Steve

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, May 20, 2019 9:09 AM

Bish,

Looking good. I'm looking forward to seeing how you paint and weather this one. 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, May 20, 2019 11:23 AM

BTW Bish just how big is that sucka? I'd guess that with the Trade Federation battle droids being almost human sized in 1/32nd she'd be almost 30cm long? 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, May 20, 2019 12:30 PM

Bish

Made a start on thye AAT a couple of weeks ago, just been working on it now and again. This is the kit.

That‘s one vehicle I don’t remember at all. Looking forward to seeing the final product.

 

Cary

Cary

 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, May 20, 2019 1:24 PM

Cheers Cary. It was in Ep I Phantom Menace.

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

On the bench: Airfix 1/600 HMS Belfast

                      AMT Trade Federation Tank

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Monday, May 20, 2019 4:32 PM
Wow Bish that's looking good, not much to the kit it's their.

Clint

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