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Last night I took some photos of my recently completed Bandai 1:144th scale U-Wing. Well, nearly completed - of course I realized I hadn't yet chipped the red markings on the wings yet, so I jumped the gun a tiny bit. Oh well :think:

 

This was a fun build - the U-Wing kit is very nicely layered, goes together surprisingly easily, and has a lot of possibilities for painting in interesting ways. I'm seriously thinking of picking up another one. I decided to go with a hypothetical Red Squadron color scheme on this. I may yet add some squadron markings on the wings, but I haven't decided what I want there and I'm happy to let it sit for a while. 

 

One odd thing - the panel lines on the right wing are noticeably deeper than on the left wing. The fact that they look so much stronger on one in the photos isn't that I washed them unevenly; that seems to be a kit defect. I have no idea if it's on all U-wings, or a subset, or just mine. Anyway - a highly recommended kit, like every Bandai, really. 

 

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Wings open:

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Rear engine detail:

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Top and bottom head-on:

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With Red Leader for size comparison:

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And in formation with a bunch of different Rebel fighters:

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Very nice. I think I prefer the red markings more than the movie blue version.

 

Andy

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Thanks!

 

Yeah, while I love the design of the ship, I thought the markings for the primary U-Wing in the movie were quite boring. The second one, on Scarif, is more interesting, but a little too over the top, imo

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Love it. The weathering is nice & subtle, something I'm trying to learn to do. Would also really like to see a 1/72 version of this. Your blue squadron x-wing looks superb too. 

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lovely U wing - great collection - the more I keep seeing this Revell U Wing pop up takes me one step closer to actually buying the kit - the only problem is that it would sit on the shelf for ages so I should just content myself with enjoying the work of other talented modellers such as your kit here.

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Very nice work! The red markings look great. I love the fleet pic also... they look great together. 

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Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I've got some diorama work in progress now to start giving this fleet some in-universe context :)

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So nice, I love the shots of your fleet here and on Flickr too.

 

Will

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I got a table top photo studio setup for Christmas, so I've been taking some more photos of all my completed models. Here's a few more of the U-Wing on its own and with some X-wings, shot on a proper black background with several light sources. This also got me finally decided on how to finish the markings on the U-wing, so I'll actually have a few minor changes to it yet. 

 

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