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On to my next Star Wars build. This is the old MPC snap kit A-Wing.

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fuselage is glued together, engines are dry fitted.

currently slapping on putty and sanding away the panel lines before rescribing.

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This one of those 1/100ish ones right? Kinda like the B-wing?

This and the B-wing are the ships that I wished Finemolds would have done, or maybe Bandai will do. I at least have them in 1/72 from Fantastic Plastic, but an injection molded kit would be better.

Can't wait to see it finished! Are you going to do the stock paint scheme, or something else?

-Dave

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This one of those 1/100ish ones right? Kinda like the B-wing?This and the B-wing are the ships that I wished Finemolds would have done, or maybe Bandai will do. I at least have them in 1/72 from Fantastic Plastic, but an injection molded kit would be better.Can't wait to see it finished! Are you going to do the stock paint scheme, or something else?-Dave

This one works out to be closer to 1/48! :D/>

Like what nicholassagan said, it's closer to 1:48 ... kinda guessing as if you sit a 1:48 pilot figure in the cockpit it looks fine.

How do you like the Fantastic Plastic kits? I would like to get the A-Wing and B-Wing in 1:72 as well. I don't think they're available for sale anymore?

I'm going with stock paint scheme.

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Like what nicholassagan said, it's closer to 1:48 ... kinda guessing as if you sit a 1:48 pilot figure in the cockpit it looks fine.

How do you like the Fantastic Plastic kits? I would like to get the A-Wing and B-Wing in 1:72 as well. I don't think they're available for sale anymore?

I'm going with stock paint scheme.

They look nice in the box. I haven't built either of them yet. The fins on the A-wing are pretty warped, and I'll probably just scratch them out of sheet plastic, but they look nice. I'm no expert on accuracy though.

-Dave

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Cool, thanks for the heads up. I'm going to get that TIE bomber and the A-Wing / B-Wing when they come out again :)/>/>/> That's pretty much all I wanted for my Star Wars collection that Fine Molds never produced.

As for where my build is:

-most of the panel lines have been sanded away, need to scribe the new lines in.

-trimming down some parts like the part in the rear fuselage with four nozzles, they look too thick OOB.

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done scribing the panel lines so I've applied a preshade.

-also grinded down the O rings behind the engines, removed placement tabs for the engines so the parts would fit tigther

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did a lot of painting, still weathering the model. Some more "soot" needs to be airbrushed, the guns weathered, etc.. Should be ready for flat cote in a couple days.

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flat sprayed on. The canopy will be the only item that I will "snap" on; everything else is glued in place.

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I tossed out the kit pilot long ago, am messing around with a Hasegawa pilot figure.

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calling it done. The last thing to do was the pilot figure, I used a Hasegawa pilot figure and the head from a USN carrier deck figure. I could have put more effort into detailing but it's good enough for me as you can't see much in there anyhow.

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Superb job, Benner :D

Really like the A-wing hope Bandai will supply us with a new one tho ;)

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