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Limbering up. Revell/Fine Molds X Wing

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    March, 2017
Limbering up. Revell/Fine Molds X Wing
Posted by Gerg on Friday, April 27, 2018 10:46 PM
I have decided, after years of consideration, to build a ship. It has been a couple years since I have built anything so I wanted to build a quick, straightforward and most importantly fun model before starting the Trumpeter USS England.  Sci-Fi was a big part of my childhood but so far I have resisted adding that genre to my building interests.  I found a Revell/Fine Molds 1/48 X-Wing at my local Hobby Town and thought why not. I read many years ago that the Fine Mold kits were good. I have to agree. The kit went together with no trouble and with little clean up. 
 
Build Objectives:
1) quick, low stress, fun build
2) I wanted to try enamel paint for the first time as an adult.
3) I wanted to weather this model using only Tamiya Weathering Masters
 
Notes:
*paints used: Model Masters and Testors Enamels
 Main body: light gray (1732)/flat white 1:2
 Red: flat red/Gunship Gray 5:1
 Yellow: Insignia Yellow:/light gray/flat white 3:2:2
*I decided not use the kit decals. I instead painted those areas. I did this for two reasons. The decals looked good but maybe a little thick. There is raised detail that may have been a problem. I also liked the idea of practicing my masking and on this model that task would be pretty straightforward. I did use one decal, the one for the R2 unit. The flat decal on its dome head work well with persuasion. 
 *Because I wanted this to be a quick build I decided to paint the canopy dark. I felt the interior was in need of more detail and didn’t want to spend the time to do that.
 
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
Before weathering. 
 
 
I wanted to just have fun with this model and to that end I did. There are a couple reasons for that: 1) It is a good kit that builds well 2) I didn’t have it in my head that it needed to be perfect. It was warm up after all for the main event, the USS England. Having said that, I have been building the England and have kept that same attitude. I am having a blast building it and learning a lot.
 
  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Gerg on Friday, April 27, 2018 11:06 PM

Deleted:problem fixed

 

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Saturday, April 28, 2018 6:16 PM

Really nice job there!!! Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    March, 2017
Posted by Gerg on Sunday, April 29, 2018 12:17 AM

Gamera

Really nice job there!!! Yes

 

Thank you.

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Sunday, April 29, 2018 9:20 AM
Really nice job masking all them markings it looks great.

Clint

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