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AndyRM101

Slave 1 - Finemolds 1/72 *Updated photos*

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Boba Fett's Slave 1

Finemolds 1/72

 

Hi everyone

This is Finemolds 1/72 Slave 1, Boba Fett's customised Firespray patrol ship, built August-September 2014. I added some fibre optics to the cockpit instrument panel and backwall along with LED accent lighting and hull lights. The paint chipping was done with masking fluid applied with a sponge. Paints are a combination of Vallejo, Tamiya and Gunze. The long term plan for this is to construct a maintenance bay dio for it to sit in, hence the removed hull panels and port blaster. Hopefully, I'll get a chance to do that this year, time permitting.

Hope you enjoy the shots

 

*2019 Update* I was looking over the original shots I took of Slave 1 recently and, to be honest, they were embarrassingly shoddy. On top of that, I've also added a little extra weathering since the build was finished, so overall it seemed like a new set of photos would be a good idea. The extra weathering mainly consisted of some additional brush painted chipping to enhance the existing masking fluid chips and a bit of post shading with some heavily thinned Tamiya dark brown, particularly over and around the glazing which had looked a little too clean and shiny before. I didn't have a battery to hand when taking these shots, so the lighting isn't on. I'll leave one of the original shots at the end so you can still see it lit up

 

Hope you enjoy the new shots

 

 

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Thanks for looking

Andy:cat:

Edited by AndyRM101

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Man that is extremely well done. Well done just doesn't really cut it here.

Which method did you use for the chipping? It works very well what ever you did

The lighting is great too

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Thanks for the kind words everyone

Man that is extremely well done. Well done just doesn't really cut it here.
Which method did you use for the chipping? It works very well what ever you did
The lighting is great too

All the chipping for this was done with masking fluid (Gunze Neo). I did consider using hairspray but I don't think it would have given the right look. It was a pretty simple process really, using a sponge to apply the fluid and just trying to match the chipping to the studio model as closely as I could. In the end it deviated quite a bit but at least you can tell what it's supposed to be :)

The shots probably show the process better

Base coat and first layer of fluid

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Pink mid tone applied followed by more fluid overlapping the previous layer

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Red-brown applied

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Then the fluid removed

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I used the same method for the upper hull

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And the main thrusters

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Thanks again

Andy

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A very authentic finish. And not an easy one to emulate.

Love the lighting too.

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Shiny! :)

A perfect work. I wish I could succeed half of that good.

And your photography skills are as good as modelling. How do you picture them?

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Andy,

Love it. And I hope you do get

time to build the maintenance bay.

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Thanks for the comments everyone

Shiny! :)

A perfect work. I wish I could succeed half of that good.

And your photography skills are as good as modelling. How do you picture them?

Thanks, there's some info on my camera set up in this post

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975711-trumpeter-2s3-akatsiya/

Andy,

Love it. And I hope you do get

time to build the maintenance bay.

Thanks Pete. I hope so too. I've got most of the parts I need, just got to find something suitable for the main structure.

Andy

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Thanks for the comments everyone

Thanks, there's some info on my camera set up in this post

http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234975711-trumpeter-2s3-akatsiya/

Thanks Pete. I hope so too. I've got most of the parts I need, just got to find something suitable for the main structure.

Andy

Thank you

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Thanks for sharing your chipping technique. This thread now gets bookmarked so that when I get around to doing my Slave 1, I've got another excellent reference.

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I saw the model, thought blimey that's brilliant, saw it's 1/72 -> :boom:

Seriously though, that is one heck of a model! :goodjob::goodjob: :goodjob:

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Marcus Nicholls TMMI build of this kit is one of my all time favourite's - and this is certainly up there with that. Incredible use of modern techniques and lighting has created a paint and weathering job with endless hours of viewing....superb.

I'm lucky enough to have this kit in my stash....

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And then I find the third in your hat-trick of Star Wars models. This, your AT-AT and your AT-ST are pure art in every sense of the word and you are an artist. Bravo!

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