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Kuat Systems Engineering RZ-1 A-wing; Bandai 1/72
Topic Started: Mar 17 2018, 10:07 PM (264 Views)
Mick_Keenan



I got to a point with my other build, where I can move it to one side, and start on this: Bandai's 1/72 A-Wing.

The A-wing shouldn't really need an introduction

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Here are some of the sprues of the kit. Assembly is fairly quick, but you have to pay careful attention to the instructions.

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It is definitely looking the part already.

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This is an attempt at pre-shading, I haven't really done it before. The stand is one from the X-wing kit.

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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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Prenton
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Quick work there! :>

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"To boldly go..."

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Mick_Keenan

Thanks Philip.
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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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Dermot
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Nice one Mick, look forward to following.

Dermot
Gallery of my Completed Builds

On the Bench
1/72 Monogram F-105G Wild Weasel Vietnam GB
1/72 Esci AV-8A Harrier
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Mick_Keenan

Thanks Dermot.
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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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Mick_Keenan

Here is some further progress.


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I used Mr.Hobby Light gull grey for the "white" parts, and a mix of Tamiya Hull red and NATO brown for the "red" parts.

There seems to be some unwanted odd features showing though the paint, which was a result of the pre-shading. I ended up sanding them with an extra fine sanding stick.



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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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Manxman
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Great work Mick, that is starting to look sweet and who doesn't love the A-wing
Pete

On the bench - What isn't 😀

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Mick_Keenan

Thank, Pete. The A-Wing has a beautifully sleek shape.
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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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Mick_Keenan

This is what it looks like underneath all that masking tape.

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The light grey panels are Tamiya XF-12 J.N. Grey, and the dark panels are Tamiya XF-66 Light grey.
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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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Parkadge
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Lovely work Mick



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Dermot
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Mick, that looks excellent B-)
Gallery of my Completed Builds

On the Bench
1/72 Monogram F-105G Wild Weasel Vietnam GB
1/72 Esci AV-8A Harrier
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Manxman
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Looks sweet
Pete

On the bench - What isn't 😀

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Mick_Keenan

Thanks folks.
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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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Mick_Keenan


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I added the laser cannons to the A-wing.

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I also started to paint the pilot, the figure reminds me of the old Airfix blobs.

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The engine cluster looks nice.

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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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Mick_Keenan

Since my previous post, I have gloss coated the model, painted up the pilot, placed the canopy, and applied decals.

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I also gave it a wash with some old Citadel Badab Black wash.
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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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Mick_Keenan

With the matt coat applied, the A-Wing is in the final stages.

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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing
Takom AML-60 CS

Current GB Build:
None at the moment

Recently Finished:
JGSDF Mitsubishi Type 73 Light Truck Shin (Cars GB)
Tamiya T-72 with Miniarm early front hull and ZackAtak T-72 Ural turret.
Tiger Models Panhard VBL (What-if GB)
Tamiya T-55A with DEF Models T-54A conversion set
Takom Type 69-IIC
Takom AMX-13/75 SS.11
Cyber Hobby PLAN Fuzhou (Ships/Boats GB)
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