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  1. For kit number five(!) this year, I went with the Fine Mold's 1/48 scale TIE fighter that I've had laying around in the stash for years. This coincided with the launch of the Plastic Posse Podcast TIE Fighter Group Build, which is a scale modeling podcast that I am a cohost of. I also added the ParaGrafix photo etch upgrade fret to replace most of the surface details. The kit was painted with AK Real Colors, Tamiya, and a little bit of Alcald for the solar panels. The only weathering was done with Ammo Starship Wash enamel. I haven't painted the stand yet because I'm not sure what I want to do
  2. As the other topic has tripped the 40 page rule for chat-based stuff (a bit late I know), here's the new topic for posting up details about the latest releases. You can find the old topic here.
  3. Hi all, I finally managed to finish my Bandai TIE Fighter that I started many months ago. I wanted to do something a little different, so I tried to create one that has a replacement port-side 'wing'. The base was entirely scratch-built out of a large bottle top, an old PEZ dispenser, two pens and some parts from a Tamiya 1/35 King Tiger. Thanks for looking!
  4. Hi all, Model number 3 while further paint dries on the Higgins Boat build. Another of Revell's "Make and Play" kits, snap together with lights and sound, pre painted. Didn't remember to take picture showing start time, sorry. Completed. It's a good size, looking at the size of the pilot's seat I'd say it was about 1/48 and could make a reasonable base for a detail fanatic. Not bad for a fiver. IanJ
  5. My first SciFi subject.....A real pleasure ! Cheers Pierre
  6. TIE Interceptor 181st Imperial Fighter Wing | Bandai 1/72 I did this kit as a nice sendoff build before I went on vacation for the week between Christmas and the New Year. It's painted as the personal TIE Interceptor of Commander of the 181st Imperial Fighter Wing, Soontir Fel. The red "bloodstripes" signify ten combat kills, something nearly every member of the elite 181st bore on their Interceptors. Since Soontir Fel is one of the greatest pilots in the Galaxy, his personal fighter has seen lots of action against the Rebellion (and New Re
  7. Kit manufacture: Bandai Scale: 1/72 Type: TIE/FO First Order Tie Fighter Extras used: None. Paints and colours used: Stynylrez Primer, Tamiya Rubber Black, German Grey, Sand Yellow, Vallejo Model Color paints for hand painting, Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium, Flory Black and Sand wash, Tamiya Matt coat. Water mixable oil paints for dry brushing. Other info: Full build is here : http://florymodels.websitetoolbox.com/post/172-bandai-first-order-tie-fighter-8329956?trail=15 Hi all! First finish of the year and January isn't even in double figures yet! Actuall
  8. Hi all! So this is a project I started at Christmas on a group build on another forums. I didn't get very far because I was finishing off my degree in my spare time around work, and didn't even get time to chuck together a Bandai kit! But, that's all done now and after a month of settling down I've got back to the bench! So this is what I've been up to over the last day or two: The cockpit was undercoated in Tamiya rubber black, then painted with German grey, details picked out with True Metal Aluminium oil, then washed with black water based oil paint before decaling and flat coat
  9. New Revell Master Series Star Wars Kits Are In Stock Now RV15091 This is the Revell 1:48th scale X-Wing Fighter from Star Wars. It is part of the Master Series range which is based on the famous Fine Molds kit, the most accurate kit ever built of this subject. Kit Features include: Molded in white and clear plastic Scale Figures and Droids Landing Gear in up or down positions Display Stand Length - 271mm, Width - 222mm, Height - 141mm Description: This is the most important rebel alliance fighter and one of the most powerful single-seat space ships ever produced. The T-65 X-wing Fig
  10. I built this kit last August and I purchased this kit from a guy who had 2 of these models 3D printed. I have bought the first printed prototype off him and he still has the second. The model I have has a slightly frosted texture to the plastic and was quite tricky to add lighting because of the lack of accessible panels. However I had a go at lighting the model and I had to scratch build the cockpit detail. The pilot figure came from a Revell Easy Snap kit that was the correct scale for this 3D model.
  11. Kit: Bandai Tie Fighter Scale: 1/72 Paints: Tamyia xf-82 Ocean Grey, xf-54 Dark Sea Grey, xf-63 German Grey, xf-85 Rubber Black, Vallejo 71120 USAF Medium Grey, other Vallejo colours for hand painting, water based grey oil paints for weathering, Tamiya XF-86 Flat Clear finishing coat. Extras: None, not even glue! Build link: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235005473-172-bandai-tie-fighter/ So, another Bandai Tie fighter. The kit? Well, as good as any Bandai Star Wars Kit. Glue not required!! Simply undercoated with xf-82, top coat 71120, base is xf-54, the wing panel thin
  12. Morning all, I've received a Bandai X-Wing and TIE for Christmas and, being on such a massive Star Wars binge at the moment, can't wait to get stuck into them. My only issue is knowing what colours to paint them. Reading around, there seems to be a bit of a conflict of opinion, but I'd appreciate any further suggestions for both the interior colours and exterior greys on both fighters. Thanks in advance, Shaun
  13. A few months back I managed to pick up 3 of the large Hasbro Special Forces Tie Fighters from Tesco at a bargain price. One has gone to my lad, one is staying in the box and the other is currently sat on my work bench......... I'm planning on stripping it down and doing a repaint. However, my imagination has just decided to up and leave with regards to possible schemes. I was thinking of doing an 'unpainted' craft in chromate yellow as though it was undergoing major servicing but I am more than open to suggestions. There are loads of alternative and 'what if' colour schemes out there for oth
  14. So here is the first of my Bandai Star Wars kits. I'm very impressed with the kit engineering, especially at this scale. You could put it together without glue, it's that accurate. The colour moulding also means you could avoid painting too, but this time (unlike the Revell kits I did) I have given it a full paint job. Main colour was Tamiya Nato Black with Aeromaster Light Mod Eagle Grey for the fins. Rest was panel washing with Tamiya Panel Line and silver dry brushing followed by a coat of semi-gloss varnish. I've also got the SF version plus T-70 waiting as well as a pair of OT TIEs and Va
  15. Here is my Revell First Order Special Forces TIE Fighter. It's 1/51 and the smaller of the two on offer from Revell with just 15 parts! OOB it looks a bit toy-like. I got it for Christmas and had limited modelling stuff with me, so I decided what I could do with just panel wash and dry brushing over the existing paintwork. In the end it turned out better than I had expected! It's amazing how much difference it makes
  16. First Order TIE fighter Bandai 1/72 scale All-in-all, I think it turned out okay. When painting this I remembered how difficult black is to pull off on a model and how annoying it can be to photograph properly. Speaking of which, I think I'm going to invest in some new photo backdrops because this felt-like one I have now pisses me off!
  17. Afternoon all, As a massive Star Wars fan, and having been firmly caught up in all the hype of The Force Awakens, I just had to get involved in building some of the fantastic Bandai kits. My first venture into this area has been the 1/72 TIE Fighter. A joy to build from start to finish, and completed in a little over a week- must be my quickest build since I was a child! I've finished it as a TIE from a New Hope in the lighter grey, for which I used Xtracolor ADC Grey. Maybe not a 100% match, but it looks close enough to my eye. Details were picked out in various other greys before a dark gre
  18. I finally got around to taking some showcase photos of the TIEs for the ongoing Star Wars commission. I wanted to play around with using a white backdrop instead of the black backdrop that I usually use. Overall, I like it; the pictures seem brighter (duh!) and more vivid. I forgot to adjust the white balance on my camera before I shot these so they're slightly off but not too bad. I also need to get a better quality backdrop than the ones I currently have, but I'm in no hurry for that at the moment.
  19. Revell - new Star Wars kits for 2015 X-WING - skill level 4 TIE Fighter Millennium Falcon !!!!!!! look at their boxarts and compare with Fine Molds: http://www.rebelscum.com/2015-Toy-Fair/2015-Toy-Fair-Revell-Star-Wars/default.asp and MASTER SERIES sounds good
  20. OK Guys here are the pictures of what I will build. It will be straight out of the box. Cheers,
  21. Finally got round to putting this on a base and finishing it off. Base has a on-off-on switch so you can have the interior lit, or the 2 LEDs in the base light up the model. Cheers, Warren
  22. As a long time lurker, I'd like to share my first completed Star Wars model (as well as my first completed scale model in general). I began painting wargaming figures in 2012 before taking the leap in to scale models (Star Wars models specifically) this year, so I wasn't without any experience. I have just about every one of the Fine Molds models left to build (another TIE, TIE Interceptor, TIE/x1, two X-wings, Y-wing, Jedi starfighter, Slave 1, and both the 1/72 and /144 Millennium Falcon models). It will be some time before I will finish them all as I am also a commission miniature painter i
  23. As with my previous Star Wars easy kit, I put it together and immediately decided to take it apart and repaint it. Hunting around online for reference photos for the correct colour (the kit was too blue) I found a picture of an Interceptor with red stripes. After a bit of digging around I found that it was the markings for the 181st Imperial Fighter Group, so that's what I decided to do. I repainted the interior, detailed and weathered it plus I painted the pilot in the 181st uniform colours. The exterior was primed and then a few light coats of white followed by gloss red for the stripes.
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