1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 3

I've finally had time to get back to this build. Life has been a bit busy the last month or so. In the brief times I've had to work on the model, I've tried to tackle the interstage grid. I wasn't happy with the one that comes in the Apex kit, which has only 8 … Continue reading 1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 3

BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Final

To complete the model, I painted the base with Tamiya Light Gray Primer. In the future I'll probably add some panel shading on the base, but for now it is fine and matches the other BanDai Star Wars models I've done lately. I did paint the turbo lasers on the tower with Tamiya Metalic Gray. … Continue reading BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Final

BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Update 1

On with the A-Wing build. There are a few panels on the fuselage and twin tails that are shades of gray. The kit provides decals for those panels and I've used them in the past on other Star Wars builds, but the panels on the tail need to wrap around some curves. I didn't want … Continue reading BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Update 1

BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Build

I hit a bit of a snag on the Soyuz build so I thought I'd take a break and do a quick build of another BanDai Star Wars model. This time it will be the A-Wing Starfighter which first appeared in the Return of the Jedi movie. They also feature in an earlier timeline in … Continue reading BanDai 1/72 A-Wing Starfighter Build

1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 2

In the last update I mentioned that I'd be using the photo etch grid fins from the RealSpace kit. Well, I folded and test fitted one of the PE grid fins on the 3D part. It was a big fat no-go. It was just too big. It was too wide to fit and would have … Continue reading 1/144 Apex Soyuz Rocket Conversion Update 2