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Starting with a hopefully quick and easy one. Old MPC B-Wing snap kit.

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I'll be using photos online to figure how to paint it.

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Very good, Kris. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Tom

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... if only someone made a 1:72 version to go with the FineMolds kits.

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There are some resin ones out there, but you almost have to "know a guy" to get one. I've got one I might be doing for this GB, but we'll have to see. I've got something else in mind that I want to do first. The B-wing is my favorite though from Star Wars.

-Dave

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Let's hope Bandai put one out now that they have the rights (no more fine mold star wars kits)

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The cockpit while decently detailed was still lacking so I threw some spare parts in there. No real purpose to them other than to busy it up. Impossible to see later anyway so whatever.

Everything not dark grey I added

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Paints everything gunship grey then picked out some boxes and the hose in black. Dry brushed black everywhere else and calling it done.

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S-foils glued together. They "should" be posable when it's done.

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Did I mention...

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So I'm cutting off all the little nubs and lining everything up for glue. The plastic is super soft so it's responding well.

K

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Thanks!

Main body is together.

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Cockpit is rotational.

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Dryfit with the wings which will just snap on.

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So far so good. Looking around for ideas to paint it. Anyone have any ideas?

I'm also wondering about mounting this. The kit stand that it comes with doesn't look adequate nor does it give you many options. Basically horizontal is the only way. Can anyone think of a better solution?

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Lookin' good! :cheers:

I'd just drill a hole in the underside of the engine assembly and mount it on a black rod or pipe, that way you can display it in horizontal position and with the wings folded out. Alternatively if you want it in vertical position (the cockpit is meant to rotate freely in its socket so any orientation of the body in relation to the cockpit would be fine) you could have a rod come up and go in between the engine nozzles. It forces you to make a choice and it will make a hole in the model but I much prefer that slim rod over having it rest in a stand.

For paint I'd personally go with off white and shades of gray plus the orange disks, a good example can be found here http://www.modelermagic.com/?p=55140

Or you could go the extended universe route and do your own paint scheme, the B-Wing being operated by someone other than the Rebel Alliance. Letters done in http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Aurebesh will make it looks Star Wars even if you make it bright blue with pink trims :thumbsup:

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Construction complete. Will let the Future dry on the canopy over the weekend and get it masked and mounted. Then can paint it but still not sure how. Probably the off-white/cream with grey panels and other highlights. Lots of masking. Lots of weathering after paint.

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Probably just go with the kit stand. I think I'll paint it though it doesn't look good in the smoke clear plastic it is now.

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Wish I had seen these when I painted my 1/72 B-wing. Might have to dig it out of storage and give it a new paint job.

Got any for the A-wing?

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Finally got some paint on it. I used MM sand mixed with white to tone down the earthyness of it. Realistically it looks almost exactly the same as the plastic did. I'll let it sit for a day then mask it up for some dark grey.

I also painted the stand. I used a base coat of gloss black followed by Alclad steel. I'm thinking either my steel is bad or you're not supposed to spray over black as it's so dark it doesn't look like steel at all. But, it does look cool as a stand for this model.

No pics till more progress.

I want to get this done by a show/contest November 2.

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I also painted the stand. I used a base coat of gloss black followed by Alclad steel. I'm thinking either my steel is bad or you're not supposed to spray over black as it's so dark it doesn't look like steel at all. But, it does look cool as a stand for this model.

Haven't tried the Alclad Steel, but the Alclad Chrome paint takes a few coats to build up the color, you might need to do the same.

-Dave

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We'll I dropped and broke the stand. So not sure what I'm doing with that yet.

Got second paint color on. Lots of masking. Oh how I hate masking.

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I'm torn on whether to add the red circles or not. Have a lot of detail painting to do then will flat coat it and weather the heck out of it.

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Great painting :D

Hardly any masking at all :P try a splinter scheme on a viggen :P

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Just about done. May add some more detail painting n weathering here and there.

Have 4 days till the show.

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Will take final pics once in sure I'm done with it.

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Wish I had a better stand that I could pose it both ways but oh well.

Turned out ok I'll have to do a FM kit next.

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Awesome!!! Really nicely weathered and painted! :woot.gif:

Wish Fine Molds would have done one in 1/72nd scale.....Let´s see what Bandai cooks up in the future

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Thanks

Hopefully it'll be featured more in the new movies. Always liked it compared to the other ships. X-wing and Tie aside.

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