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#1 LSP_Kevin

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:16 PM

My wife found an AMT X-Wing kit at a second-hand shop a few years ago, and when she looked inside it, there was a complete B-Wing kit hiding in there too - box and all! Unfortunately, it had already been started - badly - and I wasn't able to fully rectify this, so I just put it together as a fun little side project. Here it is!
 
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I'm quite pleased with the way this little rebel scum turned out:

 

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I'm not sure what scale this kit is, but the size of the pilot appears to be around 1/72. I just slapped on the paint and some weathering, and called it done. I spent the most time fairing in the clear part, which is a terrible fit. Other than that, it was a lot of fun!

 

The X-Wing is also on the bench, and ready for painting and weathering.

 

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#2 Out2gtcha

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:25 PM

Neat!   I like it 


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 09:31 PM

I find the B wing to be the most interesting ship from Star Wars, but Bandai and Fine Molds never kitted that one in a matching scale. This looks very nice, great recovery.

 

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 10:36 PM

Cool !!......Harv  :thumbsup:  :punk:


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Posted 12 December 2017 - 11:12 PM

Nice. It's a good thing that Empire tripped can't shoot. I imagine they didn't enjoy being bounced from the port side.
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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:31 AM

Looks great considering what you started with.

Hopefully Bandai end up making one. It would be great to have a modern kit of a B-wing.


Nice. It's a good thing that Empire tripped can't shoot. I imagine they didn't enjoy being bounced from the port side.


The cockpit is supposed to rotate so that it stays oriented vertically and the rest of the ship moves around it. According to the technical manuals, it was just too complicated and would break down all the time leaving the pilot stuck in awkward positions.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 07:15 AM

The Blohm&Voss of STAR WARS
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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:35 PM

Top secret Japanese fighter. Looks great
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Posted 28 December 2017 - 04:37 AM

Love the B Wing and that particular kit, which really is not that bad at all.

 

Nice job!


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#10 r0t0rdr1ver

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 07:44 AM

Cool! Nice work Kevin. They’re great simple kits to get together quick, so you can get right to the fun part of painting and weathering. :)
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