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IMPERIAL TIE FIGHTER

Bandai  1:72

 

I've had the Bandai TIE Fighter waiting in the stash since last year when Model Hobbies were discounting the Revell imports. Having recently finished a bit of a marathon build, I was looking for some light relief and this one seemed like a good idea. There are very few parts on the TIEs, so assembly is fairly rapid. The painting was pretty quick too, in fact the longest job of the build was masking off the solar panels which I'd sprayed first.

Nothing particularly exciting with the main painting - just a cool grey for the base coat, followed by some filters to pick out different panels. A pin wash and some highlighting of the smaller details finished it off.

 

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                             Thanks for looking

                              Andy:cat:

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Looks lovely. I sort of assumed you'd built one of these already, but maybe it was the Fine Molds kit?

 

Will

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On 06/08/2020 at 04:11, Will Vale said:

Looks lovely. I sort of assumed you'd built one of these already, but maybe it was the Fine Molds kit?

Cheers Will. Yes, you're probably thinking of the Finemolds TIEs I built a few years ago. This is the only regular TIE I've built from Bandai, apart from the little box scale ones.

 

6 hours ago, Screech said:

Gorgeous Job Andy!  Always enjoy your work!

Thanks Screech

 

Andy:cat:

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It is a great build but highly unrealistic, there's no way a TIE fighter would live long enough to pick up even light weathering! From what I can tell it goes from factory fresh to spinning debris on its first flight, they didn't even bother with landing gear as none of them ever make it back to land. :)

Well, if you believe what we see on TV anyway... :D

 

Otherwise superb as always!

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