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  1. Hi all! After my Space 1999 Eagle, I wanted to do something smaller and quicker. This is my 1/72 Scale Tie Fighter from Bandai. Sorry there aren't a lot more photos, I thought this was going to be a very quick build between projects and it turned out a lot nicer and a lot more fun than I expected! I've included the in-progress photos here as well as there's only a couple, and even then they show it in almost a completed state. The paint-job is closer to the tie fighter in The Empire Strikes Back, which was always a favour of mine. Album: https://hobbyphotohost.com/album?i=59 A close-up of the finished model, showing the lovely details on the wing. I had hoped to take some better photos with some photographic background sheets (black or white) behind to really show it off, but I've run out of cash for now I actually broke the stand right after taking these photos. I though it had a bearing at the top allowing you to pivot the tie-fighter. I tried to move it just a little too much and it snapped. Still, with a little glue it's almost as good as new. I enjoyed painting this detail in the bottom, though you never see it unless you detach the model from the stand and remove the round bottom plate. The main body is fully painted, though the cockpit masking is still in place. Everything (but the stand) painted and ready to put together. The model is very well engineered, and fits together perfectly, unlike some of the Trek models I've worked with from AMT... I'm looking at you Mr Reliant! I would definitely recommend it. I did really enjoy this build, and it gave me an opportunity to be more adventurous with the painting than I have been on my Star Trek ships and the Eagle. I learned a lot that should be useful going forward Next project, I promise to take a lot more photos for an 'in-progress' thread! Cheers
  2. Hi all, After almost a month of work I finished Lord Vader’s ship. This was a very fun and a relatively quick build and, like all Bandai kits, it fits together perfectly. The model was painted with AK Real Colors Acrylics and weathered with Abteilung 502 oils. I hope you enjoy it, Comments welcome! A picture with the enemy.
  3. 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 with it yet. Comments and criticism welcomed as always!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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
  7. My first SciFi subject.....A real pleasure ! Cheers Pierre
  8. 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 Republic), so I decided to give it a little bit of weathering. I painted the entire ship with Alclad metallics and used some liquid mask for chipping before giving the entire model a coat in a custom blue-grey I mixed up with a couple Tamiya paints. The wing panels were painted with a mix of Vallejo Model Air Black and Arctic Blue (metallic) to give them an iridescent shimmer. The red strip is just Tamiya Flat Red weathered in the same manner as the hull of the ship. The rest of the weathering was done with MIG Productions enamels. Comments and criticism is welcomed as always!
  9. 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! Actually, I was doing this on a group build on some other forums, and missed the end of year deadline... oops! Anyway, she's done now, see what you think The kit is brilliant. Amazing. Stunning. Mind blowing. I made the original Tie fighter, which is also basically perfect, and they've actually improved this slightly. I didn't do too much to this to be honest, I tried to keep it simple. I went for Rubber Black so the black isn't too strong, and dry brushed with water mixable oils to bring the detail out a bit. The base is just neat Tamiya Sand Yellow airbrused on from quite a distance and washed, then lightly drybrushed. So here are the pics: And that's about it! Thanks for looking, Val
  10. 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 coating with Tamiya's excellent flat coat. There was some dry brushing with light greys and silver paint. He was just painted with Vallejo black paint and lightly dry brushed. I know Phil Flory on his videos didn't paint these panels, but i thought I would with Tamiya rubber black, and then dry brushed with a few shades of lighter grey before Tamiya flat coat. I was pleased with how they've come out, i was hoping for that dusty kind of look. The build: It all comes together so quickly that I've not got many in progress shots!! It just falls together. I did glue the two halves of the main body together as it was quite tight and a couple of the locating plugs got lost in the process. She's undercoated in Tamiya's XF-82 Ocean Grey. I am intending to go over this in a blue grey from Vallejo, but actually this colour isn't that far off so maybe I won't... time will tell! I elected to paint all the framing for the black panels separately rather than fit them and mask the panels, but it probably took just as long or longer to do it this way! I've fitted the clear top part to the model and painted the non-glass bit separately. When the build is finished I'll fit the above bit instead and put windows in with Micro Krystal Klear. So that's it for the minute. Coming together nicely. I might finish it next weekend as I've got gigs all week, and then onto the Lancaster which is not too far off the painted stage. Thanks all Val
  11. 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 Fighter owes its name to the double wings one above the other that form an X in combat in order to increase the firing range of the pilot. In addition to four high-energy laser cannon the X-wing Fighter has proton torpedoes, deflector shields, hyper drive and a navigation droid. Luke Skywalker prefers this type of fighter. It was used by the young Jedi to destroy the first Death Star in the Battle of Yavin. The X-wing Fighter quickly proved to be one of the most effective military aircraft in the galaxy. The unusual wing design of the T-65 is frequently regarded as the success formula of the space ship. The pair of twin wings remains closed during normal flights under the speed of light. In combat and on entry into the atmosphere of a planet, they can be extended. On the wing tips are high-energy laser cannon that can be fired singly, simultaneously, in pairs or in other combinations. Construction kit for the advanced modeller. RV15092 This is the Revell 1:48th scale TIE 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 Pilot and Imperial Figures Full Cockpit Interior Display Stand Length - 133mm, Width - 130mm, Height - 157mm Description: Darth Vader used this prototype as the basis for the terrifyingly effective TIE interceptor in the Battle of Yavin. Unlike all other TIE fighters this prototype has a deflector shield generator and a simple hyperdrive. Vader's TIE Advanced is armed with heavy twin blaster cannon on fixed mounts but has no life support systems. The TIE Advanced is characterised by a hull made of duralloy steel, an extended after deck and unique solar cell wings. The Tie Advanced quickly became one of Darth Vader's favourite ships. Like all the TIE ships the prototype has a drive system consisting of twin ion engines. Its solar ionization reactor is reputed to be much more powerful than that of the standard TIE fighters. The TIE Advanced has proved itself in battle, as it is capable of withstanding many direct hits. In addition the pilots' chances of survival were considerably enhanced by the incorporation of a hyperdrive system, which enables the ship to escape from hopeless battle situations. Construction kit for the advanced modeller. RV15093 This is the Revell 1:72nd scale Millennium Falcon from Star Wars. It contains 904 parts. 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 parts Scale Figures, seated and standing Landing Gear in up or down positions Display Stand Length - 456mm, Width - 311mm, Height - 76mm Description: This Corellian tranporter is reputed to be one of the fastest and best-equipped ships in the galaxy. The Millennium Falcon may look old and broken down, but continual modifications have made it into something special. The crew has for years consisted of the reckless pilot and smuggler become hero of the rebel alliance, Han Solo, and his co-pilot and technician, the trusty Wookiee Chewbacca. A long time ago Solo won the ship from Lando Calrissian in a game of sabacc. The Corellian transport type YT-1300 played an important role in the destruction of both battle stars and is probably the most famous ship in the galaxy. Inside the ship there is a hyperdrive that gives it almost double the speed of any imperial star cruiser. The heavily armoured Falcon has an illegal bank of sensors that can track distant imperial ships before they are aware of its presence. The ship goes into battle with the most up-to-date imperial deflector system, two quad laser cannon and two disruptors. Construction kit for the advanced modeller. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest news https://www.facebook...eativeModelsLtd Click on the link to see the weekly specials http://www.creativem...ials-c-205.html Thank you Creative Models Ltd
  12. 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.
  13. 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 things(!!) are rubber black and dry brushed with various Tamiya greys. Quite a lot of time went into the cockpit which is now invisible!! But it's in there!! Here are the pics: And here he is chasing that pesky x-wing around! That's about it, hope you like them! There will be more... Many thanks, Val
  14. 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
  15. 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 other SW vehicles such as X-Wings but I'm really struggling to find anything for Tie Fighters. Over to you guys.........
  16. 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 Vader's TIE advanced for a Black Squadron diorama Comments welcome as always.
  17. 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
  18. 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!
  19. 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 grey pastel wash wash applied to pop out all that lovely detail. I wasn't too keen on the section od Death Star Bandai provide as a base, so made my own at work using Di-Bond, acrylic sandwiched between two veneers of painted aluminium, into which I laser engraved the Imperial logo. A short length of 3mm acrylic rod provides the mount, a bit floppy, but it does the job. All in all, this has been just about the most fun I've had building a kit in a long time Bandai 1/72 TIE Fighter by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bandai 1/72 TIE Fighter by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bandai 1/72 TIE Fighter by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bandai 1/72 TIE Fighter by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Bandai 1/72 TIE Fighter by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed Shaun
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. OK Guys here are the pictures of what I will build. It will be straight out of the box. Cheers,
  23. 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
  24. 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 in addition to my normal day job, so I don't get a lot of time to work on my own projects (it does fund the hobby, so there's that). I completed this model in about four days, which is fast for me, and it was painted in Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics as well as 502 Abteilung oils. Photos were taken with a Nikon D3100 and processed with Gimp2.0. I wrote a short build log on my blog for those interested.
  25. 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. The lines were then masked and I put down a couple of coats of black for the panels. Once the panels were masked the whole model was sprayed with a grey/blue mix. Individual panels/bits were picked out using various colours (mostly greys) followed a couple of coats of Humbrol Clear and then a simple oil wash. Once the excess was removed I sealed it with Tamiya satin varnish. Painted in Revell acrylics apart from the Humbrol Clear and Tamiya satin varnish.
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