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Fine Molds X-Wing Orange 3
Dixon66
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 06:29 PM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 02:29 PM UTC

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Thanks Russell, slowly coming back up to where I was before I stopped building for 4 years ago.

Going be trying a technique I've only tried once before (salt chipping) on the next FM X. Got most of the primer laid down today, still aiming for Red 3 on that one.



Hope you share some pics
Dixon66
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 08:37 AM UTC
Thanks Russell, slowly coming back up to where I was before I stopped building for 4 years ago.

Going be trying a technique I've only tried once before (salt chipping) on the next FM X. Got most of the primer laid down today, still aiming for Red 3 on that one.
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 01:32 AM UTC
Absolutely cracking build, David!

I love a good 1/72 Star Wars kit!

Nice and clean, weathered just right, and the effects you've got with the airbrush are great too!

Makes me want to get mine out of the stash and get started!
Dixon66
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC
I think that would end up being like the old Babylon 5 station kit. I swear that kit is nothing but a giant decal.
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 09:45 PM UTC
I saw the title of the thread, and the picture in the first post, and jokingly thought "Well, what would Paisley 17 look like?", and then cringed at the thought of the masking work that would entail to paint; it would be easier to work up the color panels in a graphics editor and print them on decal paper.
Dixon66
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 01:07 AM UTC
Thanks guys, just don't look between the s-foils. LOL
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 12:55 AM UTC
you've done a great job and a nice recovery from your accident so well done there!
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Posted: Thursday, March 01, 2018 - 12:46 AM UTC
Nice looking X-wing. Well done.

Jim
Dixon66
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Posted: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 07:45 PM UTC
It was supposed to be Red 3, but I had a painting mishap that resulted in paint that would not cure (Model Master, I'd never had a problem with it ever before), I think there was some turpenoid contamination from another project. So, instead of scrapping it, sections were sanded back and this instead became a test bed of sorts. I was experimenting on opacity levels from the airbrush and seeing if I could get tonal variations through one color by the underlying colors.





You can almost make out the variation in the orange from the yellow, camo gray, and green that are underneath. Can see it more in person than in the photo though.