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Bret Build: Bandai Star Destroyer

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    June 2016
  • From: Portland, OR
Bret Build: Bandai Star Destroyer
Posted by Boxcar_Bret on Saturday, June 18, 2016 7:41 PM

On the heels of my Bandai 1/72 TIE Fighter I jumped right into Bandai's Star destroyer kit.

What a cool little kit! I can't get over the detail on such a tiny model. Don't let the small size and limited number parts detract you. The fun in building this micro-model is in seeing it come to life as you put it together. To be honest I think I may be more satisfied with how this kit turned more so than the TIE fighter.

I was concerned about laying down too much paint and drowning out the detail so I started with a base of Tamiya Super Fine Primer. For the panels and weathering I skipped a clear coat and went straight for a pinwash of black and brown pastel powder I made by scraping cheap pastel chalks I bought at an art store with an x-acto. I mixed the powder with water and couple drops of dish soap to cut the surface tension so the water and powder would mix. Once the solution was the consistency of coffee I applied it like a normal pinkish. As my confidence grew I went for an all over wash with the same mixture and cleaned up the excess with a wet cotton swab. A coat of Tester's Dullcoat and I was finished.

My question now is the same as everyone else that has built this: Why can't Bandai make a larger one?!!

Here is a material list from this build:


Dawn Dish Soap
Tamiya Super Fine Primer


Insta-Cure+ Medium CA Glue


Artist Pastels
Dish soap 
Tester's Dullcoat


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