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Rebel Transporter (X-Wings Miniatures)

James Porter » Apr 10 '16

well i finally finished the Rebel Transporter that i have been working one for a while, i got a bit side tracked on various issues around the house to modelling time has been limited.

 

Rebel 1

 

 

 

 

and a slightly more dramatic shot of the transporter!

 

 

 

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Re: Rebel Transporter (X-Wings Miniatures)

Alun » Apr 11 '16

That's a stunner!  

 

Remember starting the little one that came with the Hoth set that AMT put out and never got very far with it.  It ended up being given to someone else and then ended up with a third perosn (Eric, I'm looking at you!) who did a bang up job on it.

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Re: Rebel Transporter (X-Wings Miniatures)

Richard Baker » Apr 19 '16

Perfect weathering job!

The gaming miniature is nicely done but that black wash they gave it ruins the look.

Mine's due for a refurbishment- what paints did you use for that hull color?

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Re: Rebel Transporter (X-Wings Miniatures)

Eric Moore » Apr 20 '16

Guilty as charged Alun!

I've got one of these too, and the excellent tweaking you've done on it has given me a hankering to do so too!

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Re: Rebel Transporter (X-Wings Miniatures)

James Porter » Apr 20 '16

i tried to break the kit down but the industrial glue is just two strong and there is a real danger in breaking things like the engine nozzles. alas the freight containers do not come off, so i was forced to use a lot of masking tape and brushes to paint them.

i started off painting the two trenches that are either side of the clam shell sections and then, using card and masking tape i painted the outer hull sections with a 50/50 mix of tamiya matt white and deck tan which was painted over a primer coat of vallejo white primer.

to start the weathering process i used earth brown, light gray and buff, all tamiya paints to tone things down and make the paint work faded and old looking. this was all sealed in with citadel satin varnish to that i could give it all the outer hulls several oil washes to add to the weathering, again this was sealed before adding pastels for the final weathering effect.

The containers were masked off and were painted using humbrol enamal and tamiya paints, with a small amount of drybrushing used on the engine nacelles and other areas. it was sealed and given several washes using oils. finally it was all sealed in with testors dull coat.

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Re: Rebel Transporter (X-Wings Miniatures)

Richard Baker » Apr 21 '16

Thanks for the painting breakdown!

Need to find some brand/color equivilents over here to use, one of the problems with living in the US.

 

I am hoping somebody at Shapeways will create a set  of landing gear and the loading ramp fo rthis replica...

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Re: Rebel Transporter (X-Wings Miniatures)

James Porter » Apr 21 '16

getting paints shouldnt be to much of a problem for you i would have thought. tamiya are

available all round the world and the rest you can probably order using ebay.

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