Rebel Blockade Runner-Bandai 1/1000

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705CO
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August 12th, 2019, 1:37 am

I saw this kit in the LHS and just had to pick it up. Up to Bandai standards, this kit is 3" long, about a dozen pieces, with a crazy amount of detail. Molded in white, after assembling, priming, painting, marking and weathering, it is really a great piece of kit.
Primed with Sytylrez white, then testors white and, Vallejo Carmine Red, and three Warhammer washes.
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Shawn McClure
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August 12th, 2019, 12:49 pm

That must have been a hard model to detail. Looks great.

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TD1701
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August 12th, 2019, 8:19 pm

For such a small kit you've done a great job with the painting and weathering.

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August 13th, 2019, 1:32 am

Great Job with the detail work,
my Eyes can't handle a model that small ;)

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705CO
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August 15th, 2019, 12:23 am

Thanks for the comments, but the only work that goes into this little ship is the painting. It's about 15 pieces, all incredibly detailed. I used a red sharpie for some of highlights and the Vallejo red for the rest.

A little variety in where to use washes resulted in differing highlights that add to the detail. It took longer to cut and sand the parts than it did to assemble!
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jazzydog
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August 17th, 2019, 5:14 pm

I've got that in my stash! Need to tackle it soon! Bandai is really upping the game with the detailing :D
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Lumin0us
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October 1st, 2019, 6:45 am

Nice finish. Such a great ship. I really hope Bandai make a larger scale of this.
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705CO
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October 4th, 2019, 11:02 pm

A couple of notes about engineering and the weathering.

Bandai does THE BEST engineering of any manufacturer out there. As an example, for this kit there are upper and lower main hull halves. This results in two sets of noticeable seams. First are the seams along the sides. These are hidden by use of snap out left and right parts. The top and bottom seam on the bow is hidden because it is jagged...and therefore there are about eight seams, which hide nicely.

For the weathering I used three different washes. I applied them one at a time and left space around it. If you look closely you will notice the three different colors, but when you just observe, they move from one to the next, giving the appearance of different ages. This looks more realistic to me than one wash over the whole model.
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starsiegeplayer
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October 5th, 2019, 12:04 am

Nice work on this little ship!
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705CO
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October 14th, 2019, 10:45 pm

Thanks!
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