Bandai 1/144th and 1/350th Resistance Vehicle combo kit.

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  1. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Next up is this little 3 ship set,
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    1/350th Millinium Falcon, and 2, 1/144th T-70 X-Wings

    The Falcon is small but still bigger than the Micro Machines die cast falcon, and more accurate then the small Revell blister Falcon....

    And the 2 1/144th T-70's are in the same scale as my Bandai 1/144th Falcon...
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  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Nice combo kit. :)
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  3. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    I'm starting with the 1/350th Millinium Falcon, it's a little jewel, parts are on 4 sprues,
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    Primed with Vallejo Primer,
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    Base coated with Vallejo SilverGrey
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    and the weathering process started with a dark grey wash...
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    after the wash dries, I'll do some highlights,
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    I see that you are off to a good start!
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  5. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    after the grey wash dried I added highlights with a medium grey, then a light grey.
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    next assembly...
  6. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    with so few parts assembly went quick...
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    the color call outs were all stickers, this kit didn't come with the option of water slide decals, just the pressure sensitive stickers.
  7. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Even though it is a snap-tite kit, I still glued all the pieces together.
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    nice little Falcon...
    Next will be the Blue Squadron T-70
  8. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    The scale of the model allowed the mold makers to concentrate and greeble the heck out of thee mold. I was a Mold maker for a while, a very strenuous job, and if people knew what into making a mold cost, they would be shocked. If it wasn't that they can pump out 100,000 of these models out of one mold, the million dollar price tags regularly seen would see then reasonable. Great job, it's nice knowing this kit exists. :)
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  9. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Now it's time to pack up the modeling supplies again, next week I move again... Oh Joy....
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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Agreed "Z", even if they are almost all made in Communist China now a days, the model companies still gotta charge good prices to make a profit once these molds are made.
  11. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Mold making is Mold making. I did it for a few years before moving onto Robotics. Never again!!
  12. Gandolf50

    Gandolf50 Researcher of obscure between war vehicles... Moderator

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    I did somewhat the same but in the art field with cast bronze and aluminum. I also worked in a factory setting making full size molds for plastic vacuformed parts out of steel. I wish I could get my hands on the old injected molds from the old model makers, just for me! I really hate the new resin kits and their ridiculous prices... but they can re-make the silicon molds whenever one wears out. Material cost is very low.. They pay sculptures nothing.. and charge 300 times what the end product is worth.. nope... Not going there! The newer plastic kits, yes are expensive, but I have seen some that were jaw dropping, and at a reasonable price, more than I want to spend, but fair!
    Zoukei Mura 1:32 WWII German Focke-Wulf Ta-152 H-0 , I have actually seen on sale for 30$ ... regular 60+-
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    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    finally did a quick build up of the other 2 ships in the set, Blue Squadron and Poes Boosted X-Wings
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    next will be Darth Vader...

    ...Edited for spelling...
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  14. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

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    Your going to have a very nice Star Wars display when you are done. I hope you don't have too many kids over, or grabby adults. They will be irresistible. :)
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  15. starbuck

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    Oh wow.
    I also have done some of the Bandai models - which by the way are very good - but your way
    to give them a separat colouring is great.
    I always did some weathering to make a more realistic view, but not in this quality.
    Wonderful.
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  16. micahrogers

    micahrogers ...And the Wife...

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    Thanks Starbuck, These were the Tiny Bandai ships, currently I'm on a D&D mini painting binge :bulgeeye:
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