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1/48 Finemolds Tie Fighter

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Hi all,
 

I thought I could join in the fun with a 1/48 Finemolds Tie Fighter. This kit has be sitting in my stash since 2014.
It'll be my first Star Wars build.

 

The box and it's contents.
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Instructions and the few sprues. (Finemolds did include double the sprues in the first pic to make the 2 solar panel / wing thingys)
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Here I've cleaned up the parts and given them a scrub with soap and water.
I wasn't too keen on the included display stand. It seemed a little clunky and so I've filled in some locating tabs and drilled a hole to accept a transparent acrylic rod.

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Not too many parts in this one. I've started gluing bits together into subassemblies.
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Hopefully this will go quickly.

Thanks for looking!

-co

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13 hours ago, CaptainObvious said:

Hopefully this will go quickly.

Isn't that what Vader's wingman said as they exited the launch bay?

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On ‎4‎/‎9‎/‎2019 at 1:43 PM, southwestforests said:

Isn't that what Vader's wingman said as they exited the launch bay?

Lol!
 

On ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 7:10 AM, phantom said:

Looks like a nice kit.

It is! No complaints at all. Detail is great and everything fits together well. The plastic reminds me of Tamiya, super easy to work with.

 

-co

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Hi ARC,

 

I've painted up the interior and the pilot. Just a simple wash and a little dry brushing.
I'm not sure what those black and red panels are but they are made up of 4 decals per side.
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Installed, I think they look kinda weird.

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View from the top.

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With the hatch off, I can still get some light for the shot.
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I doubt you'll be able to see much once everything is buttoned up.

 

Thanks for looking

-co

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It will be a shame not to be able to see the pilot, your paint job on him really brought out all the little details.

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On ‎4‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 11:44 PM, Els said:

It will be a shame not to be able to see the pilot, your paint job on him really brought out all the little details.

 

On ‎4‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 8:57 PM, phantom said:

Coming along REAL nice.

 

Thanks fellas!
-co

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Quick update.


After spending too much time on researching colors, I gave up and decided to paint whatever looked right to me.
Base coat was Tamiya's XF-69 Nato Black.
Over this I sprayed Gunze's H-53 Neutral Gray. As you can see, this gray is not so neutral but has a blueish cast that I was after.
The darker details were painted in Gunze's H-68 RLM 74 Dark Gray.

The front cockpit glass frame was painted Tamiya's XF-63 German Gray.
Everything was then given a thin coat of Tamiya X-22 clear.

 

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Thanks for looking.
-co

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Looks great, should be able to finish it soon!

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She's done. It only took me 6 weeks, which is plenty fast for me. Group builds certainly seem to give me a kick in the behind.
Really fun kit and everything fits together well. My only criticism is that the transparencies aren't clear. They seem a little distorted and cloudy so polishing and future didn't help.

On to the pics!
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A big shout out to Hajo and Phantom for organising the GB. Thanks guys!
-co

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You should build more Star Wars because you are very good at it.  I like your choice of colors, they might not be technically right (What ever that is) but to me that looks just right.  The standing figure on the base is a nice touch to give a sense of scale. 

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On ‎6‎/‎1‎/‎2019 at 4:13 AM, Els said:

You should build more Star Wars because you are very good at it.  I like your choice of colors, they might not be technically right (What ever that is) but to me that looks just right.  The standing figure on the base is a nice touch to give a sense of scale. 

Thanks for the kind words Els!
-co

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