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MPC Return of the Jedi A-Wing as a 1st Air Commando Group What-If . . .

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MPC Return of the Jedi A-Wing as a 1st Air Commando Group What-If . . .
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:58 PM

Just finished this today. Did the build as a "what-if". Just like most of these MPC re-pops, the kit pretty much fell together. When I began painting the model, I found out the kit isn't symetrical. Painting the black stripes had to be done to hide that fact.

Paint is overall AK Dark Aluminum with NATO black for the markings. The nose is Flat White.

 

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:09 PM

Okay, that's legit friggin' COOL AF!!!

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 3:48 PM

Thanks, Brandon.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 5:58 PM

Looks really good in that scheme!

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    September 2020
Posted by fearlessfarless on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 8:35 PM

That is one sweet A-Wing, those checkerboards are particularly impressive!

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 1:58 PM

BrandonK

Okay, that's legit friggin' COOL AF!!!

BK

 

^^^ This! I can't say it any better! 

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 6:21 PM

Fotofrank,

You found an A-Wing like you'd been planning on!  Any luck with that B-Wing?

Syymetrical body or not, the striping is A-Mazing!  It gives the A-wing a predatory look. Also like how you picked out a few spots for additional color.  They did a great job creating visual interest and preventing the monotony of too much aluminum. 

Just can't get enough of your translations of WWII paint schemes to Star Wars vehicles! Heart

 

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 8:03 PM

Thank, y'all. I like doing these "what-ifs" because the regular Star Wars schemes are just too boring. Yeah, OK for a movie but not for the display shelf.

BTW: PhoenixG, I did pick up an MPC B-Wing at Modelpalooza last month. It will probably go on the bench sometime after the first of the year. Think A6M3.

OK. In the stash: Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, November 17, 2022 12:14 AM

I've always thought this fighter would look good as a twin boomed fighter, like the Twin Mustang or P-38 Lightning. Nice job.

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    October 2021
Posted by PhoenixG on Monday, November 21, 2022 11:23 PM

fotofrank
BTW: PhoenixG, I did pick up an MPC B-Wing at Modelpalooza last month. It will probably go on the bench sometime after the first of the year. Think A6M3.

Glad you found one! 

I'm intrigued by how you'll do the translation to the B-Wing.  Gives me something to look forward to next year!

On The Bench:

USS Grissom + Klingon Bird-of-Prey

MB Strange Company Ep. 1

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    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, November 21, 2022 11:34 PM

My Walmart is carrying the old MPC B-Wing and X-Wing (ROTJ), but at like $25.

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