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#1 Icareane

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:09 AM

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Hello,
 
I just realised that one cannot edit post titles on this forum so I'm opening a new thread for my repaints instead of continuing the dagger squadron post.
 
Here is my first X-Wing repaint, I'm starting with the head honcho, Luke Skywalker in his Red 5 fighter.
 
I decided to go with a more weathered look this time, as we're talking about a ship maintained by a ragtag group of rebel terrorists continuously on the run from guardians of the law and order.
 
xwing-red-5-other-side.jpg
 
 
xwing-red-5-back.jpg

 

 

You can see more pictures and a couple of WIP shots on the blog:

http://rule37-ica.bl...d-5-x-wing.html

 

Hope you like it!


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#2 Antilles01

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:48 AM

Looks great and really shows that a proper painting can bring these ship models to a new level.
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Small force of Imperials: 1Tb, 1Td, 3Tf, 3Ti(IA), 1Tp, 1FS.

#3 Joostuh

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 02:33 AM

Absolutely wonderfull paintjob! Crisp and clean, with just the right amount of weathering! Job well done!

#4 Spaceman91

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 05:10 AM

Looks great. You missed the candy stripe though. Sorry to put a downer on the end
I didn't mean for it to get this bad.

#5 Digitalkiller

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 06:20 AM

Wow great pain job, and also... you took an amazing pic, congrats.


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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:06 AM

Sexy!


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#7 vyrago

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 09:08 AM

wow, that looks great.  I have to admit, many of the repaints I see are often a downgrade of the out-of-box, but yours is just perfect.  



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Posted 28 May 2014 - 09:18 AM

The ship truly is stunning. Looks like a professionally done much larger scale model.

But who gunked up his engines with Pepto Bismol? ;)

Edited by Baphomet69, 28 May 2014 - 09:19 AM.

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#9 Sanchez

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 09:50 AM

Love it.

#10 MacrossVF1

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 02:11 PM

I wouldnt have dared do sponge chipping on a model this small but you show that it is indeed possible. Good job! I myself is in the process of painting Luke's red five, maybe we can compare when I'm finished? :)

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#11 Parravon

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:24 PM

Awesome!

 

WE WANT MORE!!  WE WANT MORE!!  WE WANT MORE!!


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Rebels: 3 X-Wing, 2 A-Wing, 1 Y-Wing, 1 B-Wing, 2 E-Wing, 1 HWK-290, 1 YT-1300

Imperials: 4 TIE Fighters, 3 TIE Int, 1 TIE Adv, 1 TIE Bomber, 1 TIE Phantom, 1 TIE Defender, 1 Firespray-31

Scum & Villainy: 2 Z-95 (planned), 2 Y-Wing (planned) + 1 HWK-290, 1 Y-Wing, 1 Firespray-31 (ready to go)


#12 bladeofdorin

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 09:57 PM

How in the name of all things holy did you do r2?!
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#13 Icareane

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:37 AM

Small tutorial on base improvements on my blog : http://rule37-ica.bl...mp-my-base.html
 
@bladeofdorin: you need a sharp brush. I really like Raphael 8404 series, which hold a very good point even with a large body which prevent the paint from drying on the tip. I use a number 2 or a number 1 even on such small details to keep the point wet.
 
WARNING : Gimpfu ahead!
 
I used white in the following pictures to help with the tutorial, but you should of course use your base metallic color. 
 
Paint R2 dome in a metallic color.
 
1) Next paint a blue circle at the center of r2 head
2) paint 3 lines across.
r2tutorial.jpg
 
3) Still using your base metallic color, paint a smaller circle inside your blue circle.

r2tutorial-2.jpg
 
4) Paint an even smaller blue circle (a dot at this point) inside.

r2tutorial-3.jpg
 
5) Paint the side blue lines and the front blue panel

r2tutorial-4.jpg
 
6) Finish with the red lense

r2tutorial-5.jpg
 
Behold the power of my Gimpfu!
 
If you have trouble painting shapes, do not hesitate to paint a slightly bigger blob, then come back with your base color to correct the shape. It is much easier to correct a mistake with your base color as you only have one side of the shape to worry about!


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#14 Kaxel Vofer

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Posted 02 June 2014 - 12:40 AM

It's sounds good to has an R2 in a ship, thanks, greetings.


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#15 Icareane

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 02:48 AM

Just published a battle report (with pictures!) on my blog featuring my repainted Tie-Swarm versus the new bad boy in town : Echo

http://rule37-ica.bl...ersus-echo.html


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#16 Icareane

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 08:48 AM

New post on the blog to showcase my Tie/Ln repaints:

http://rule37-ica.bl...on-repaint.html

tie-squadron.jpg

 

Hope you like them!


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#17 oneway

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:08 AM

Nicely done with all of these, I like the TIE fighters, I did a red cheveron on a couple over the top part of the wing, may do more... soon.. I liked the look..

Keep posting repaints.. we love em

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#18 executor

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 11:16 AM

nicely done though i am more drawn to what you did to the bases.. very well done


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Rebellion: 5 X-wings, 3 Y-wings, 6 A-wings, 4 B-wings, 1 HWK-290, 1 YT-1300, 2 E-wings, 1 Z-95, 1 Rebel Transport, 1 CR-90

Empire: 8 Tie Fighters, 2 Tie Advanced, 9 Tie Interceptors, 3 Tie Bombers, 1 Lambda Shuttle, 3 Firespray 31's, 2 Tie Phantoms, 2 Tie Defenders, 1 VT-49 Decimator


#19 MacrossVF1

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:10 PM

I wonder if you have noticed it yourself, but the white stripes together with the lines on the solar panels create an optical illusion, that makes you believe that the stripes are not quite straight. Also, like Executor says, the bases are very nice.


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#20 Salamander69

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Posted 06 July 2014 - 03:20 PM

Nicely done. Darn you folks for giving me inspiration.....Just what I need....something else to paint.... :)






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