Star Wars, X-Wing repaints (1.1st Entry, 6th AHPC)

20 Feb
Star Wars, X-Wing repaints (1.1st Entry, 6th AHPC)

First of all let me say that I am sorry for me taking so long for my first (non theme round) post of the Challenge. When Curt asked if I wanted to take part this year, I already knew that I would be hard pressed between the day job, learning for university and this. Never did I know how hard.

X-Wing Millenium Falcon and a-Wings

X-Wing Millenium Falcon and a-Wings

While I was able to get some minis painted, (spray) varnishing them was another matter, with the weather here in Germany being either very cold or very humid. But I finally managed to get some varnish on these minis last week and thus do the bases so here is the first of a couple of entries, a few Star Wars X-Wing re-paints. To be honest, I have not played a single game of X-Wing in recent year and while I did play a couple of space combat games lately, we have rather taken a fancy to Armada. But since I had already repainted (to rather added to the paint job) of my other X-wing minis, I felt the remaining few should get that treatment as well. That left me with a couple of A-Wings and the Millennium Falcon. With the former I decided to change their colour from red to green. I never liked the fact the all Rebel fighters in the game had the same colour coding, so the only ones that still sport their red are the X-Wings. I the case I simply painted the red markings over and added some engine glow to them.

X-Wing Millenium Falcon and a-Wings

X-Wing Millenium Falcon and a-Wings

The other one is the Millennium Falcon. Now in this case I guess I got a pretty sloppy pre-painted model. Many of the panels that were painted in a darker grey or ochre were painted over the panels themselves and the black wash had been applied rather heavy. So I found a grey that matched the base tone and corrected those overpainted panels. I also dry brushed the whole model in this grey to lessen the looks of the black wash. Afterwards I set more panels apart in ochre and grey to give the Falcon a more motley look and added an engine glow. And that was it.

X-Wing Millenium Falcon and a-Wings

X-Wing Millenium Falcon and a-Wings

More to follow tomorrow.


4 responses to “Star Wars, X-Wing repaints (1.1st Entry, 6th AHPC)

  1. Michael Awdry

    February 21, 2016 at 09:59

    You have certainly lifted these, great additions – I really like the engine glow.

    • Burkhard

      February 22, 2016 at 13:38

      Thanks, although I think I need to do the engine glow on the Falcon a little glowier/

  2. daggerandbrush

    March 1, 2016 at 00:48

    Excellent result on the Falcon. Looks splendid. I agree that a bit more glow would set the engine parts off even more.

    • Burkhard

      March 7, 2016 at 16:18

      Thank you… well it has been a common comment (and I guess not just because I brought it up) so it will receive some extra work in the near future!


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