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Bandai A-Wing Complete!
ttwells
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New York, United States
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 09:56 AM GMT+7
This is the Bandai 1/72 A-Wing model kit... awesome kit and fun to build. I did do a complete re-paint and weathered it with some minor battle - close call - scars. Pilot was the only disappointing piece - should have converted one like others did.

http://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php?cat=31037
Scarred
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Washington, United States
Joined: March 11, 2016
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 02:00 PM GMT+7
Very nice. I'll have to give the Bandai kits a chance.
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, September 08, 2017 - 05:36 PM GMT+7
Excellent work you've done there, what did you use in the way of paints to re-do the exterior?
ttwells
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 01:30 AM GMT+7

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Excellent work you've done there, what did you use in the way of paints to re-do the exterior?



Thanks - it was a great build - I used Vallejo and Tamiya products for paint and weathering. Vallejo White Grey Air for base color, Vallejo Game Heavy Red for those areas. Vallejo dark washes and Tamiya Panel line colors. Tamiya Weathering pastels for battle "carbon scoring". Sealed with Tamiya Flat -
ttwells
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 01:32 AM GMT+7
yes, I was hesitant about the Bandai kits b/c they're snaps - but boy they're not the snaps we had as kids... lots of detail. Pilot is the only drawback. You could build, weather and seal them as is (molded in color) but I always repaint. I weathered/sealed a Revell snap SW kit last year - came out ok but felt a re-paint is needed. The Bandai kits are awesome!
ttwells
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New York, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 02:24 AM GMT+7
the kit comes with a Deathstar Blaster Turret too but they are out of scale - more 1/144ish. I plan on doing a new dio with the turret and two 1/144 X-Wings - making the turret rotate (clock mechanism) and maybe lights. I wanted to put lights into the A-Wing - it is designed for some in mind, but decided to wait
Trisaw
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California, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 11:39 AM GMT+7
That's an amazing looking X-Wing...nice job on the paint and weathering. I always wanted one and after seeing yours, I might bump that up on my "buy list."