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It's been a while since I visited Dakka, but good to share these here as well.
My first X-Wing minis finished. I chose for my first squadron non other than a classical TIE-swarm
Squadron, 4 Black Squadron pilots (one posing as Howlrunner for the pics), Wampa ja Omega Leader
Omega Leader, Howlrunner, Wampa
Idea was to keep color scheme as classical, with some touch of the weathering. To add my personal twist, the side panels have been decorated by imperial iconography to reflect the veteran status of the pilots. They are Black squadron after all
Happy to hear feedback.
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First of the series, the Lambda shuttle painted, again classical scheme with bit of grim and dirt added.
Secodn, managed to Finish the Firespray.
Followed the Kath Scarlet scheme for this one. I did not want to make totally symmetrical red patterns as this gave me bit more freedom to balance with the amount of red and white.
Green hue and black base on the cockpit glass is there to give bit contrast for the white/red panels. Backside engine glows follow the movies yellow/orange colors of Boba's Firespray. And I painted some extra detailing on the small components (I wonder if the SW universe has warning stripes?)
Next up painted two TIE Defenders, Ryad and Vessery (surprise!)
Everybody's favorite trio, now with some new coating
Also continuing my Imperial fleet, painted up the Decimator with some Chiraneau markings.
Latest update is two Arc-170s. Changed the color scheme a bit from the originals. Base color is quite close to the FFG ones, but went for blue and contrasting orange for the patterns/markings. For the pattern designs I tried all sorts of Rebelionish things, and I also wanted them to look kind like veteran markings/custom painting.
Some process pictures as well
First one, base colors with shades painted, on the right started sketching the patterns
Continued with sketching, and added some liquid mask for future chippings
Patterns painted and liquid mask removed.
Gloss varnish was painted and then on the left we can see oil wash applied. On the right excessive wash has wiped off leaving it only in panel seams and similar places. Some thinned down wash was left on flat surfaces o give them bit of shading and texture.
Metal parts coming along
Details, details and more weathering/markings.
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This is a really awesome blog Northern! I love all the tiny details you have added to every ship, the battle damage, insignias and decorations. They look like the pilots are hardcore veterans and have seen plenty of fights.
I'm not sure if you watch SW Rebels but Grand Admiral Thrawn has an awesome looking Star destroyer with a Chimera on the undercarriage. Granted X-Wing doesn't have star destroyers but you could put a similar design on a Raider if you felt like getting one?