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#1 Dullspork

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

I just got finished stripping the paint from an A-Wing in preparation of doing a repaint. Since I hadn't seen anybody else talk about the best way to approach this I did a video of my (successful) experiment.

 



#2 jetsetter

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:45 PM

Make sure you post the finished result, a blue a-wing sounds pretty sick!



#3 Dullspork

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:05 PM

jetsetter said:

Make sure you post the finished result, a blue a-wing sounds pretty sick!

 

I definitely will.



#4 Cid_MCDP

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:32 AM

Dude, thank you. 

I've come so close several times to attempting to strip down one of my SWXM, but having two little kids I hate wasting what little free time I have on projects that don't pan out. 

You rule, man!

 



#5 Dullspork

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Not quite 100% done, but here's where it stands:

 



#6 TacticalBastrd

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

looks great man. So glad you posted the final paint job!!! I am the guy who comented on your youtube video.


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#7 jetsetter

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

Very nice!! 



#8 Dullspork

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

Thanks, guys. I'll have a video up in a couple of days that will discuss some of the techniques used to do this repaint.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:28 AM

That is gorgeous.



#10 jetsetter

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

Now if I could only get some X-wings in that trim :-)



#11 Dullspork

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:35 PM

I'm pretty happy with the paint on the models overall. Still, when I first heard of the A-Wings coming out the blue scheme from McQuarrie's painting came to mind and I knew that I was going to have to do at least one repaint. Now that I've done it I'm tempted to do more.



#12 jetsetter

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

btw, there is a piece of hair by the putty…. ;-)



#13 Cid_MCDP

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

Really, really nice. Especially the light weathering and the engines. Really good stuff!

Torn between getting my X-WIng Minis blog up and running and doing some repaints! 



#14 AncientAngel

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:45 PM

Dam! I sm liking the blue scheme so much more than the red. Very nice job and high quality work.



#15 Dullspork

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:50 AM

jetsetter said:

btw, there is a piece of hair by the putty…. ;-)

 

Cat hair, to be more specific.



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Posted 19 January 2013 - 03:20 PM

I'm a huge fan of Ralph McQuarrie, so any work based on his designs is bound to catch my attention. But your model painting is just outstanding. Do you do commissions?


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#17 Dullspork

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 07:29 AM

magadizer said:

I'm a huge fan of Ralph McQuarrie, so any work based on his designs is bound to catch my attention. But your model painting is just outstanding. Do you do commissions?

 

Absolutely. Just PM me if you're interested in talking more about that.

In the meantime, feel free to check out some of the commission pieces that I've painted here.






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