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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from gryffindorhouse in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Resistance ship #2.




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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from KCDodger in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Okay, so, Resistance.
    Originally I wasn't going to fly Resistance, or FO.  I like the new movies a lot but I didn't have a ton of those ships and I figured 3 factions is probably enough.  But then I started playing with my son, who loves Kylo Ren, so apparently I was going to fly Resistance after all.  And, it turns out, they're a really interesting faction with some cool stuff going on.  Also, and this is the relevant bit, this presents the first opportunity to design a new faction paintscheme since I started playing X-Wing in the first place.
    Really like how this one came out and I'm looking forward to doing up more ships in this scheme.





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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Barbo in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Resistance ship #2.




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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Manolox in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Resistance ship #2.




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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Tervlon in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Resistance ship #2.




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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Force Majeure in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Resistance ship #2.




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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Kyle Ren in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Resistance ship #2.




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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to Jokubas in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    I really like that one. There's something about the basic Resistance paint scheme that just needs a little something else for me and I've been meaning to come up with what, but haven't been able to. I'd love to do something like that X-Wing.
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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to Polda in Showcase: B/SF-17 Bomber   
    Working on mine right now.
    The wings are from one of those cheap, prepainted Revell easy kits, glued backwards. 

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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to stuffedskullcat in Showcase: B/SF-17 Bomber   
    I've been having fun flying a Crimson Specialist with two T-70 Red Vets... fun theme list. The bomber looks great on an Epic stand!
     
    It turns out the pot of Citadel Khorne Red I have fairly well matches the existing red on the bomber, so I added some markings, including a wing marking matching the vertical chassis marks. Add engine glow and some canopy glare, and there you go.
     

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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to MasterShake2 in CAG T-70's   
    So, brief history, in the US Navy, the Commander Air Group or CAG is permitted to have fairly outlandish paint schemes for espirit de corps. Naturally, when I picked up 3 of the new T-70's I picked a selection of CAG aircraft to copy, specifically: VFA-195 Dambusters VFA-41 Black Aces VFA-103 Jolly Rogers   Enjoy
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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to Ghosthacked in Docking Bay 327 (Martin's painting workshop)   
    #13 Should be last rebel ship for a while, Grey Squardon is covered. I think I'm confident enough to move on to my imperials:     1. Using a black primer this time and thought of doing Leadbelcher as a base layer but once it went on it looked so good I wetbrushed it on instead and now have left some of the black primer in the recesses. This is the first time I nuln oil the base coat before moving onto detailing. Makes me want to leadbelcher everything from now on... 2. I think this is also my first successful 'dry' brushing. Less is more, slow and steady. 3. I did attempt a chequerboard on the white strips and the lesson is...don't freehand chequerboard. 4. With that Leadbelcher base The overall color was not as black as I wanted so Using Abaddon like a wash helped retain the metal-ness but darkened it enough that i wanted.   Black primer with single layer of Leadbelcher wet brush and Nuln Oil over, twice. Very thin Abaddon Black to darken the leadbelcher and a bit more for the panels.  Ulthuan Grey for the white stripes, about 2 thin layers. Tamiya panel lines for the darker parts and for the really thin lines on the nose i brushed in Abaddon.    
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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to hoarybat in Hoarybat's Repainting Log   
    Hi everyone,
    My nine year-old daughter and I fell in love with the X-Wing miniature game a few months ago.

    I've had an amazing time gaming with her, and I became so inspired by the amazing repaints that I've seen in this and other forums that I decided to try to learn how to repaint my own ships. I'm a middle-aged guy, and I hadn't picked up a paintbrush since 2005 or so. I wasn't exactly an amazing painter back then, and my middle-aged eyesight and trembling hands aren't helping things! That said, I'm really proud to show off my beginning efforts. I'm really trying to focus on improving my brush control, using thinner paints in more layers, and learning to highlight my ships. Progress is slow, but I'm seeing improvement with every ship I paint.


    First, here's a picture of the custom X-Wing table that my daughter and I painted together. It's a 4x6 sheet of wood that we painted with a deep black/grey chalkboard finish. It's a great surface for playing on: It has just a little bit of grip to help avoid accidental bumps and unintentional ship movement, but it's still smooth enough for easy ship movement. We painted a 3x3' fight area, and use the rest of the board for token stores, our cards, etc.
    My daughter and I fly ships we think are cool regardless of whether they're "good" or not, and so our squadrons are atypical and weird. 
    My daughter's first request was for me to repaint an imperial squadron of her favorite ships: the TIE interceptor, TIE defender, and TIE phantom. She gave me the squadron's name ("Viper Squadron") and asked for a green paint job. I obliged.


    This has been a really tough squadron for her to fly effectively, but my daughter loves these ships to death and is reluctant to fly "easier" squadrons.

    TIE Phantom


    TIE Defender

    TIE Interceptor
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    I took on the HWK-290 next, not because I'm especially fond of the ship, but because I greatly disliked the stock paintjob and wanted to practice with a lighter color palette.

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    I'm working on a Firespray-31 "Marauder" repaint. It's such a fun paint job, and I love the idea of a Kath Scarlet's Binayre Pirates squadron. I'm still trying to design that list, but here's the latest WIP shot of my Firespray-31. There are a lot of issues with my paintjob, but it looks good on the table. I have two more Firespray-31 models on order: I'm going to attempt to redo the Kath Scarlet paintjob again with the lessons I've learned, and I have another colorful bounty hunter colorscheme I'm dying to try. Any tips on how to get a nice glossy canopy would be greatly appreciated! I have 1/700-scale WWII battleship deck guns on the way in the mail to replace the broken cannons on this ship model, and will post an updated shot when I'm done repairing and touching this ship up.

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    For my personal squadrons, I love the Rebel A-Wing and B-Wing models. Here are a couple of shots of my A-Wings. My B-Wings are in progress using this same color scheme (dark grey / light grey / crimson canopy):


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    I know that my painting technique still has a *long* way to come, but I've gotten a lot of joy out of seeing peoples' wonderful repaints and want to contribute back to the fantastic community of gamers and artists who have been so inspiring to me.
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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to RuusMarev in HWK of Prey   
    Finally got time to paint!

     

     
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Maui. in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Me: What am I supposed to do with two rebel Y-Wings?  Eh?  Can you tell me that?  Can you?
    Them: Sir, this is a Wendy's




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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to Ikka in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Very classy look, like the aqua.
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Force Majeure in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Me: What am I supposed to do with two rebel Y-Wings?  Eh?  Can you tell me that?  Can you?
    Them: Sir, this is a Wendy's




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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from ObiWonka in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Me: What am I supposed to do with two rebel Y-Wings?  Eh?  Can you tell me that?  Can you?
    Them: Sir, this is a Wendy's




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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Hiemfire in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Me: What am I supposed to do with two rebel Y-Wings?  Eh?  Can you tell me that?  Can you?
    Them: Sir, this is a Wendy's




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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to Noosart in Zeta Class Cargo Shuttle   
    A bit of progress. I took my airbrush and gave the model a layer of primer. 


    And a close up of the hinge

    Arno
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from executor in Showcase: Firespray-31   
    The canopy took me *forever* but totally worth it. 
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Velvetelvis in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Finished my Hawk.  Some conversion work on this guy, bonus Awesome Points to anybody who can guess where the parts came from.
     
    This ended up looking exactly as I was hoping it would, really pleased with it.
     

     

     

     

     

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    You Look Like A Nail reacted to Polda in Showcase: Lando's Millennium Falcon & Escape Craft   
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    Done, I think 😉


     
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    You Look Like A Nail got a reaction from Managarmr in You Look Like A Nail's Painted Spaceships Emporium   
    Quadjumpers, because Quadjumpers.
     
    Bravo:



     
    Charlie:



     
    The full lineup:

     
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