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Thread: Bandai: Star Wars Model Kits

  1. #2051
    Quote Originally Posted by Bantha_Fodder44 View Post
    I'm brand new here and have been really enjoying going through this thread. There's some really INCREDIBLE work in here. I just recently started on the 1/48th Bandai Snowspeeder myself. It's my first model since getting back into the hobby. I built mostly WWII armor as a kid, but haven't done anything like that since my preteens. Lots of inspiration here!
    Welcome Bantha_Fodder Its your first step into a new world .... and I garantee you, it will definatly NOT be your last one.

  2. #2052
    Welcome Bantha!!!
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  3. #2053
    Welcome to the gang Bantha!

    The Snowspeeder is a great kit, it was my second vehicle kit. I really like the 1/48 scale of it:


    And it with some of my other builds to give a sense of scale with the 1/144 and 1/72 kits:


  4. #2054
    While I am here, this is my latest build - the 1/144 Slave 1 kit.

    Was my first thinking using a liquid mask to get the two tones of paint and wearing effect. It worked really well but can see where I could have done it better in some areas. Love the the detail in the engine area on this kit too.

    Will have to get my models out for a proper photo shoot at some point and not just using the phone camera



    Last edited by pug205; 01-16-2018 at 05:31 PM.

  5. #2055
    Thanks for the welcome! I really appreciate that.

    While we're on the topic... is anyone successfully using the cockpit decals for the snowspeeder? I had a great fear of getting the entire long side panel decals to seat correctly...given the multiple angles of surfaces...so I decided to cut out the individual panels and use them that way instead. Seemed a waste to toss 'em. Not sure yet how successful that idea was overall, but I'll put up a few pics in a bit and see what you guys think...

  6. #2056
    I didn't use them as the panels had so much raised detail in them, that it would have all been lost and the decals would not have looked good. I painted the frond and rear cockpit panels and did a simple wash on the side ones to being up the detail. Once the kit is built and with the pilots in it, you can barely see of the panels so it was a good compromise for me.

    I have not used any cockpit decals on any of my builds for those same reasons actually.

  7. #2057
    Yeah...that was my main concern. I knew there was no way, even with decal softening solution, that I was going to get them to settle over all that raised detail and look good. Basically, what I did was wash and drybrush the panels I didn't use the decals on and then only use the individual panels I'd cut out for the spots I thought they'd work ok on.

  8. #2058
    Welcome, Bantha Fodder. Look forward to seeing your work.

    That's a great Slave I, pug. Liquid mask worked out well.
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  9. #2059
    Thanks! My stuff is nothing like what's on display here...I enjoy myself all the same though!

  10. #2060
    Can anyone recommend a primer for the Bandai Red 5 X-wing? I don't have an airbrush so I was looking at the Tamiya grey spray can primer but I'm nervous it's going to be too dark.

    After priming I plan to just weather it with Tamiya smoke and panel line accent, and use the decals with micro sol and set.

    Any suggestions?
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