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Vader's T.I.E. Fighter

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  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Vader's T.I.E. Fighter
Posted by Justinryan215 on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:30 PM

I built this Bandai 1/72 T.I.E. Advanced for the Plastic Posse Podcast's Facebook TIE Fighter group build.  It was kind of just a build to restart my ***, so isnt super detailed, or anything of the sort...

There are so many cool builds going on in that group!  I just ordered another kit, a Bandai TIE Striker to add to the group!

 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 1:17 PM

That's a cool little fella. I love those Bandai kits.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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  • Member since
    August 2019
  • From: Brisbane Australia
Posted by Josh_the_painter on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:39 PM

Nice build! 

Im interested in the colour, is that a silver? 

I was never sure on the colour of the film models but always curious.

Cheers,

Josh

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 2:52 PM

Nice job!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:20 PM

Thats come out very well. I built the Striker a while back, my first Bandai kit. I quite liked it but i don't think they are as nice as the hype suggests. I much prefer Fine Molds kits.

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:15 PM

Bish

Thats come out very well. I built the Striker a while back, my first Bandai kit. I quite liked it but i don't think they are as nice as the hype suggests. I much prefer Fine Molds kits.

 

Okay, you see it too. I cannot say a bad thing about the buildability of the Bandai kits; well engineered model kits, but the Fine Molds kits are superb model kits.

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:10 AM

 

Thanks, Modelcrazy, Keavdog

 

Josh_the_painter

Nice build! 

Im interested in the colour, is that a silver? 

I was never sure on the colour of the film models but always curious.

Cheers,

Josh

 

I used the black basing technique on this, and for the grey colors I used Vallejo Model Air Ocean Grey and Aggressor Grey.  I mixed up oil wash in a dark "oily black" using black, burnt umber and grey oil paints, and gave it a flat coat when the oil washes dried.

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 7:13 AM

Bish

Thats come out very well. I built the Striker a while back, my first Bandai kit. I quite liked it but i don't think they are as nice as the hype suggests. I much prefer Fine Molds kits.

 

Thanks, Bish

Bish, Rob

while I like the Star War, I'm not really into modeling it super hardcore.  I received this kit and and X-Wing a few years back as a christmas gift, and hadnt had the impetus to build it until now.  The kits do go together nicely, but, so do my daughter's Pokemon kits.....

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:37 AM
I've loved Star Wars kits since I ran across a handful of them in a clearance bin at the local JC Penney's in the late 1970s. Crumpled MPC boxes of R2-D2, Luke's X-Wing, C3PO, and Vader's TIE. Even as a young teenager, they were not quality model kits, but it was the subject that interested me. I'm not concerned with "accuracy" of the actual ships, but the quality of these models has increased greatly since the prequels in 2000.
  • Member since
    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:57 AM

Oh wow, you did a great job on her!!! Yes

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

 

  • Member since
    November 2008
  • From: Hatboro, PA
Posted by Justinryan215 on Friday, February 26, 2021 1:27 PM

Rob Gronovius
I've loved Star Wars kits since I ran across a handful of them in a clearance bin at the local JC Penney's in the late 1970s. Crumpled MPC boxes of R2-D2, Luke's X-Wing, C3PO, and Vader's TIE. Even as a young teenager, they were not quality model kits, but it was the subject that interested me. I'm not concerned with "accuracy" of the actual ships, but the quality of these models has increased greatly since the prequels in 2000.
 

 

I built this old fella a few years ago...quite possibly my favorite tech from the series!

It is the old MPC/ERTL boxing of the Speeder Bike from ROTJ:

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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