Completed » Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1 [Commissioned]

A small quick build-up of the new 1/72 scale Darth Vader’s TIE Advanced X1 from Fine Molds for a client. I received two of these I had on preorder for months from HLJ last week. Their shipping has improved and the yen is much better now. The kit itself builds…

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Completed » X-Wing and Y-Wing

Here’s a duo of 1/72 Fine Molds starfighters for the upcoming Death Star 2 diorama. Wedge’s Red 2 X-Wing and Gray Leader’s Y-Wing. These were painted just like the Millennium Falcon whichg is why there’s no how-to’s or in-progs. The markings were all painted on. The only decals I used…

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Completed » Millennium Falcon [Fine Molds 1/72 Scale]

You’ve watched the build up, so now I present the completed images. Hope you guys enjoyed the process. The kit seems very intimidating at first, but aside from the lighting it’s very simple to put together… it’s just big. Hopefully I’ve managed to demystify some of the techniques I use…

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In Progress » Millenium Falcon [1/72 Fine Molds Kit] » Discoloration Tutorial Pt 6

And here’s the last part of the Falcon painting and weathering tutorial. I hope you guys have enjoyed it. This last step is the application of pigments to enhance the engine grime and add blaster marks. Here’s an animation showing the pics from start to finish. This shows the gradual…

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In Progress » Millenium Falcon [1/72 Fine Molds Kit] » Discoloration Tutorial Pt 5

Been a few days since the last update, but the individual panel discoloration takes a bit of time, both in application and in drying. However the results are fabulous. Here’s the model with the panels completed. Once they had dried it was time to apply the streaking. Here’s the tutorial…

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In Progress » Millenium Falcon [1/72 Fine Molds Kit] » Discoloration Tutorial Pt 4

I needed to let the kit rest another day since it’s been really humid and dank here. That tends to make oil paint take longer to dry and I don’t have a large enough “hot-box” for this kit. (wood crate with a lightbulb for heat… speeds drying time) This next…

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