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"No disintegrations!"- Bandai 1/144 Slave 1

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#1 BloorwestSiR

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 05:50 AM

Well, it's the first of three year and was just itching to start a new build. Never mind the number already clogging my workbench. So this is what I pulled out of the stash:

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A view of the contents:

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 05:55 AM

I started with the cockpit. I never realized it was a double decker until now.

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The underside of the upper deck:


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Since Bandai didn't really provide any colour callouts in the instructions, I looked up the ones for the Fine Molds Slave 1 to use as reference. As such, the cockpit was painted in Field Grey and Flat Black.


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I hope to work on it some more tomorrow.

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 05:56 AM

You're a machine, Carl! Looking forward to your progress, mate.

 

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 06:45 PM

Thanks Kev! Although I'm not sure machine is accurate. More like ADD :)

Anyways, I've run into my first hurdle: how to paint a 1/144 Boba Fett?

There are 2 versions of him in the kit, one seated and the other standing. They're both on the small side:

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Posted 02 January 2016 - 10:02 PM

Hmm...they look more like Blobba Fett to me. Still, knowing how tiny 1/144 scale is, Reedoak-quality figures are not to be expected. Will you be able to see much of him in the finished model?

 

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Posted 03 January 2016 - 10:56 PM

He's actually reasonably detailed for such a small figure. The seated Boba is a bit softer in detail but still considerably better than those "pilot" figures Dragon uses in their 1/144 aircraft kits.

As for how much is visible, I'm not too sure at the moment. Certainly his feet won't be.
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Posted 10 January 2016 - 06:23 PM

Carl,

 

I like your SLAVE... looks good and the figures aren't  bad either.

 

Good show ! :thumbsup: :yahoo:


Res Non Verba .

La calma è la virtù dei forti !

Potius Mori quam foedari.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:09 AM

Well it's time to drag this out and get her finished. Actually, I think it was more that I wanted a quick break from the Spitfires currently occupying the bench.

I painted Boba (Blobba) Fett and assembled the cockpit which rotates interestingly.

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Then it was the rear loading gate area. I gave it a very light wash as Bandai plastic doesn't like enamel washes much.

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Test fit with the cockpit onto the lower fuselage.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:29 AM

One of the reasons this build stalled initially was the heavy chipping that the finish had. I ended up using it as a test run for when I built my Birdcage Corsair.

I sprayed a base coat of Light Grey.

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Then I used rubber cement to mask off the "chipped" areas.

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Then the top coat of Hull Red was applied.

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Once dry, I gave it a quick wipe and the rubber cement came off.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 01:38 AM

The new Bandai SW kits are awesome! They pack more detail in their 1/72 than Fine Molds did in their 1/48 kits. Just got the Bandai 1/72 TIE Striker.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 04:31 AM

Carl,

Great work with the chips!

Cheers, Tom
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:20 PM

The new Bandai SW kits are awesome! They pack more detail in their 1/72 than Fine Molds did in their 1/48 kits. Just got the Bandai 1/72 TIE Striker.


Very true. I have most of the Fine Molds kits as well as the Bandai ones so it's easy to compare them.

I really wish Bandai would do something mainstream like a 1/32 plane kit just to see what they could do in terms of the level of detail and ease of assembly.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:23 PM

Carl,

Great work with the chips!

Cheers, Tom


Thanks Tom! This ended up being a proof of concept for my Birdcage build which needed a bunch of weathering on it. It worked out for both so I'm really happy with that and I have learned another skill set.

Carl

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:26 PM

I finished assembling the cargo hold section and then gave it a chipped finish as well.

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Then I started on the detail painting of the lower body and adding all the separate detail parts.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 07:30 PM

The "wings" were assembled and painted.

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Then they attached and the rest just went together from there.

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In fact, the rest went together so well, I didn't take any pics.

So here it is completed:

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My first completed build of the year.

Carl
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