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GazB

1/72 Bandai BTL-A4 'Y-Wing' - Complete

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All done! My first completed model in several years, and the first I've ever weathered up! :D

Took nearly three months of restocking paints and whatnot, but I think it turned out quite nicely :) Did my best to match the griminess of the movie model :D

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Gaz.

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That's a fantastic looking Y-Wing. If it's the first model you've weathered, then you've certainly hit the ground running. Excellent work

Andy

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That's a fantastic looking Y-Wing. If it's the first model you've weathered, then you've certainly hit the ground running. Excellent work

Andy

Wow, high praise indeed!

Thanks, Andy! :D

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A little too dirty for my taste, but I can't complain about the model. :)

Heh :D

Thanks, Housesparrow!

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Fantastic weathering! You captured the look exactly.

Thank you, Jake! :D

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Good work for a first go at weathering. It sure looks like one that's been around since the Clone Wars and has got a real battering!

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Good work for a first go at weathering. It sure looks like one that's been around since the Clone Wars and has got a real battering!

Hehe! Thanks, fernwood! ;)

Looks fantastic! Love me some Y-Wing!!!

Thank you very much! :D

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hey- that's 3 months worth of good work - I love the old Y Wings and your kit looks the part - top marks

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hey- that's 3 months worth of good work - I love the old Y Wings and your kit looks the part - top marks

Thank you! Was always one of my favourites as well :D

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This turned out great! Excellent finish on this, one to be proud of :)

Thanks, Hunter! I kept delaying it a bit because I was terrified I was going to get the dreaded frosting when I applied the Matt finish. Luckily, doing it in a warm room seems to have kept that at bay :)

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Cool, congrats on a really battered Y-wing, which means the pilot must be good or hed have been blown to bits a long time ago!

Whats the dreaded frosting? youve got me worried now haha!

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Cool, congrats on a really battered Y-wing, which means the pilot must be good or hed have been blown to bits a long time ago!

Whats the dreaded frosting? youve got me worried now haha!

Thanks, Bob! :D

I believe its a nightmare scenario that can occur with varnishes, somehow tied into moisture and temperature (I think). If its too cold or humid it can have an effect on it. I sprayed mine in a warm room (back door was cracked open a bit), with a bit of warming up in water followed by a good shake of the can. I then sprayed from about 30cm away, doing my best to keep it light. Once I was done, I plonked the model down near (but not too near!) a radiator to let it dry off, and then repeated the previous steps :) Seems to have worked on all occasions I've used it so far (did the base separately a few weeks earlier as a test).

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Looks great Gaz, this model is next on my list. I can't believe how much they have jumped in price since the movie came out! I love Y-Wings and this one looks like it's had it's fair share of scrapes with the empire. Fantastic job!.

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Looks great Gaz, this model is next on my list. I can't believe how much they have jumped in price since the movie came out! I love Y-Wings and this one looks like it's had it's fair share of scrapes with the empire. Fantastic job!.

Thanks, Tommy! :D

I've noticed a few of the Bandai kits have really gone up in price since Christmas, too. My Y-wing only cost me like, £17 at the time. When I last checked it was nearly £25! :o

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