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Dixon66
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Posted: Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 04:39 AM UTC
Trying something a little out of my comfort zone. A multi-model vignette. Bandai's 1/72 TIE/Adv and two Bandai 1/72 TIE/Ln in formation over some of the Bandai DS tile bases.

"I'm on the leader".

All three ships are parts cleaned, the interiors, flight crew and wing panels should get some paint tonight if all goes well.

I don't have a lot of the tiles so the ships will overlap the base. I figure I can always add more or pick up the DS tile set in the future.
Delbert
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 08:33 AM UTC
Hello Everyone,

I know I'm getting a late start, but life has been busy and I just get around to things in my own time.. lol

So for my build, I went small, I have got a bunch of these Bandai small scale kits just waiting to be built.

So I'm starting the Bandai Vehicle Model kit 007 the Tie Advanced and Tie Fighter set, in 1/144.

For such a small scale the details and molding is excellent and the fit for the one I've done is prob one of the best I've ever worked on. here are a couple of photos.. my start that I took a couple of weeks ago, and an what I have worked on today..





Thats it for now.. If I have time after building these I might throw in some x-wings for funnsies

Delby
Dixon66
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 09:25 AM UTC
Nice work Del, I just got two of those sets on order the other day to do the same as what I am doing in 1/72 scale. I'll figure something to do with the extra TIE/ADV in the future.

Maybe a couple of 1/44th Xs trying to chase Vader down in some canyon in some battle after Yavin. LOL
ryally
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Posted: Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 04:31 PM UTC
Just a little update pic of R4-NOGO most of the weathering is done just a part or two to add


Dixon66
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 11:28 AM UTC
Looks great Peter. Like where you went with it.

Note to self, when painting three TIE fighters simultaneously with a custom color mix, make sure you mix enough!!!!!!!!!!!

Ran out before I got to the TIE/Ln wing panels. Got so mad I cleaned the airbrush and boxed everything up.

Will try to find some motivation to match the paint soon.

ARRRRRGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ryally
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 12:34 PM UTC
Mix a new batch of paint and lightly spray others as well, they don't all have to look exactly the same. Unbox!!!
ryally
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 12:40 PM UTC
Calling R4-NOGO done!!!
Very simply kit to put together, would be great for kids just starting out. Putting a new coat of paint on these Bandai kits really brings them to life




Dixon66
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Posted: Friday, May 03, 2019 - 01:46 PM UTC
I know what the ratio is supposed to be, 3 parts Intermediate Blue: 1 part Light Gray, hope I can get it close.
Dixon66
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 08:08 AM UTC
Not quite the same shade, but close enough. Did do a light mist over the main bodies to hopefully blend it closer too.
Delbert
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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 06:08 AM UTC
Hello everyone.. here is an update on my twin tie fighter build...

up next is the paint.

four views of the Tie fighter



and here are both on their base



now to get ready to paint..

later
Delbert
Dixon66
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 07:31 AM UTC
A box of TIE fighters, post oil wash.


Black base coat laid down on the tiles. Hope to hit this with some paint tonight.

Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 10:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

A box of TIE fighters, post oil wash.


Black base coat laid down on the tiles. Hope to hit this with some paint tonight.





your build is looking great and I can't wait to see more progress
Dixon66
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Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:59 PM UTC
Thanks David, got the base paint laid on tonight. I'll be giving the oil wash another day or two to dry and then proceed.
Dixon66
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Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 11:25 AM UTC
Well, I got Vader's Formation done.

I will probably never try three simultaneously again. LOL


Only real problem with the build was the before mentioned "not mixing enough paint" and then when I pulled the masking off the canopies the Aztec Dummy masks I used left glue residue on the clear. I tried cleaning it off, but both water and diluted Isopropyl had no effect. I didn't want to try straight 91% Isopropyl with uncured paint so close by.


Since this is a secondary build for the campaign I won't be posting this to the gallery.








Thanks for looking.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, June 10, 2019 - 09:21 AM UTC
The kit is built and base color added. Next is the camouflage - a desert inspired camouflage. It will be made with decals.

More to follow

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Monday, June 17, 2019 - 09:00 AM UTC
A little more progress on my snow speeder. The decal camo is on and the pilots are in their seats. Next some detail painting and then weathering.

More to follow

SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 07:08 AM UTC
I am calling this one done. It ended out a bit more gritty than expected, but overall satisfied. After all these attack speeders fly just above the ground.







Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 09:06 AM UTC
I'm liking those decals alot the really make that kit shine, well done mate
MLD
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:50 AM UTC

Quoted Text

The kit is built and base color added. Next is the camouflage - a desert inspired camouflage. It will be made with decals.

More to follow




Those decals look great, if I had not seen this first I'd have sworn they were stencils. Who makes them?

Mike
Lakota
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Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 01:34 PM UTC
I like the blueing on the cannon barrels. Very cool model. Congratulations on completing your build.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
ryally
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Posted: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 05:14 PM UTC
[quote]I am calling this one done. It ended out a bit more gritty than expected, but overall satisfied. After all these attack speeders fly just above the ground.




Nice finish and I like the ground work as well

ryally
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 11:04 AM UTC
Missed this update
These turned out well, very much like the colour and to get three done that is even more impressive




Quoted Text

Well, I got Vader's Formation done.

I will probably never try three simultaneously again. LOL


Only real problem with the build was the before mentioned "not mixing enough paint" and then when I pulled the masking off the canopies the Aztec Dummy masks I used left glue residue on the clear. I tried cleaning it off, but both water and diluted Isopropyl had no effect. I didn't want to try straight 91% Isopropyl with uncured paint so close by.


Since this is a secondary build for the campaign I won't be posting this to the gallery.








Thanks for looking.

Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 08:12 PM UTC

if anyone needs a time extension please let me know and I will make it happen.
Dixon66
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Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 02:00 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Missed this update
These turned out well, very much like the colour and to get three done that is even more impressive




Quoted Text

Well, I got Vader's Formation done.

I will probably never try three simultaneously again. LOL


Only real problem with the build was the before mentioned "not mixing enough paint" and then when I pulled the masking off the canopies the Aztec Dummy masks I used left glue residue on the clear. I tried cleaning it off, but both water and diluted Isopropyl had no effect. I didn't want to try straight 91% Isopropyl with uncured paint so close by.


Since this is a secondary build for the campaign I won't be posting this to the gallery.








Thanks for looking.




Thanks Peter.
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:45 AM UTC
Hi all,

I'm currently away on family business at the moment. if I don't get a request to extend the campaign then I will sort out medals next weekend. sorry for the delay but I'm in the middle of serious dose of real life blues at the moment.