Geek level 10 has been acheived! haha
I use to paint a little back in the day and this X-Wing game has re-awakened the old hobby juices. Sadly more than HALF of my GW paints have dried out though! !
I was inspired by this guy's great repaint of Red 5 found here:
And so I said to myself, I could do that, and it would look so cool on the table. I gave it a shot, let me know what you think. I painted Luke, Biggs and Wedge. I researched how each fighter actually looked using google image search and, learned quite a lot about the X-wings used in Star Wars IV (like the difference between Piro Models and Hero Models).
Another thing that really bugged me was the lack of Ion cannons on the Y-Wings. So I came up with a good solution. I took some Epic Eldar Guardians and chopped off their guns. I then used Epoxy Glue and tweezers to glue them onto the Y-Wings. After a night of drying I painted them up. They looked great, so I was really happy with that.
I touched up the yellow and grey on the Y-Wings in places and gave some extra damage in spots. I also painted the brass piping as seen in the Y-Wing models. Generally I'm happy with the paint jobs and might go back and add some details, especially on the Y-Wings, but I thought I'd share these guys with you all as they are now. Hope you enjoy the pics.
For those interested, here are the paints I used:
Ship Colour - Komando Khaki and a little bit of Rotting Flesh
Cockpits - Elf Grey
Red on X-Wing - Blood Red
Replacement Panels on X-Wings - Golden Yellow
Used Black Ink to edge parts of panels, cockpits
Y-Wing Piping - Dwarf Bronze
Y-Wing Yellows - used Golden Yellow to darken areas, sunburst to highlight
Y-Wing Turrets - Painted them with Komando Khaki and Rotting flesh mix. The applied a light wash of black ink. Then highlighted again the edges with the Komando Khaki and Rotting flesh mix.
Wedge Red 2, Biggs Red 3 and Luke Red 5
Luke Skywalker close up. I even painted R2-D2. Love that little guy
I dabbed a little bit of purple/pink in the engines. You can't really see it well here though.
Red 5 top view
Biggs Red 3 and his little R2 buddy. Notice the black outlines on some of the panels help bring them out.
Wedge, Red 2, the best Rebel fighter pilot in the game
Y-Wings Gold 1 and Gold 2
I added 3 "eyes" to this R5 astromech.
I touched up some of the yellow and added damage paint chips.
A Group shot. I feel like I can take on the whole Empire myself with these little guys!