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Hi All

 

Here is my recently completed Revell U-wing transport from 'Rogue One'.  This ship is in my top 5 favorite Star Wars ships (the Republic Gunship, aka LAAT/i, is my favorite all-time) as I have thing for helicopter gunships like the Vietnam War era Huey in the real world.  The same individual who 3D-milled the center drive section for my AT-ACT also milled the replacement engine nozzles and rear radiator panel for this kit as it was missing altogether (Revell received the U-wing profiles/plans for production from Lucasfilm before the ship's design was finalized for the movie). Instead of doing a total repaint, I concentrated on the areas around the seams and just touched those spots up after filling them in.  The markings on the fuselage were distressed with a sanding stick or hobby knife (except the gray panel on the right side- it was airbrushed over some sprinkled salt for the chipping effect). The entire ship then received a pastel chalk wash. A little heavier than I intended, especially around the engines, so we'll just chalk it up to heavy interstellar abuse. :D Thanks for looking.

 

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Cheers,

Albert

 

 

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oh that's nice Albert! I like it a lot. The paint work and finish is amazing - I especially like the mottled finish you got on the bottom. How did you get that? 

Is that a green LED inside the cabin I spy at the end there?

Really great stuff

Si

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5 minutes ago, Madhatter said:

oh that's nice Albert! I like it a lot. The paint work and finish is amazing - I especially like the mottled finish you got on the bottom. How did you get that? 

Is that a green LED inside the cabin I spy at the end there?

Really great stuff

Si

 

Thanks for complements, Madhatter and Hunter Rose!  @Madhatter-The light in the cockpit is part of the light/sound module that's included with the kit (it's one of those snap-tite build & play kits marketed for kids).  The weathered look on the lower surface was achieved by sprinkling salt over the pre-painted plastic and then airbrushing Vallejo Model Air Barley Grey over that (the Barley Grey is just a shade lighter, so the contrast would be subtle yet noticable). After everything dried, the salt was removed using a stiff brush and the pastel wash blended everything together. Thanks again!

 

Cheers,

Albert

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44 minutes ago, TrojanThunder said:

Another nice job Albert, does this kit allow the wings to swing?

 

:thumbsup:

 

Thanks, Ray! Yes, the wings do swing. Mine are glued in the forward position though as they rattle a bit due to their length and rather tight fit around the mounts at the rear of the fuselage (this causes the wings to seat slightly higher at the forward fuselage area, thus the rattling at that section).

 

Cheers,

Albert

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