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Red 5, Battle of Yavin. 1/48 Bandai X-wing

Dave J

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Weathering started yesterday.. Prior to that I sealed everything in with a good coating of Mr Color GXIII Gloss.


I used AK Naval set for the washes to start off with,


The lighter shade of grey on the Xwing, I used the Kriegsmarine Grey wash, and Wash for Grey Decks for the darker grey patches on the fuselage.


Before -




After -






For the Red patches I used Wash for Dark Yellow.. Thanks for Jims input on that one!






Up till now, I have been lucky.. But I been hit with the Bandai curse! I had 3 of the 4 engine pods crack on me...



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So this was my fix for the cracked parts around the nozzles,


I applied Tamiya Extra Thin over the cracks and allowed the melted plastic to oozed out.. then Tamiya Tape around the nozzles really tightly and allowed to dry for a few hours.




Then the offending areas were sanded smooth and resprayed.




And then AK Washes reapplied!




Also got all the small items done.. So now its a flat coat and some last weathering with pigments.



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