Action Fleet Blue Leader X-wing

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“Blue Squadron, on me!”

Here is my custom Blue Leader X-wing from Rogue One featuring Blue Leader Antoc Merrick and his astromech.

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I originally used a Red 3 X-wing (first release, white bands on engines). I bought an extra off ebay. I used paint thinner on a Q-tip to take off all the red wing markings. After I put some dish-washing soap on an extra toothbrush and scrubbed it so no paint thinner would be eating away at it. I dry-brushed some gray on the white bands, then added in the blue and yellow markings. Thanks to @itsme for the tip to add in white first, then the blue as it wasn't sticking at first. I actually did not use tape to get straight lines for the wing markings. After removing the wing markings, you could somewhat see the "pathway" where they were. I just went along, and after I took a toothpick and cleaned up the areas. For the blue stripes on the side of the ship I did use tape there. Lastly I weathered it a bit.

Here is a before and after photo.

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