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Offline Spencer

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Advice on a new build.
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:09:13 am »
Hi everyone,

As my current build nears completion, I'm considering what to work on next.

I'd like to learn how to weather a model. I've read a bunch about it, and I think I have the concepts well enough
understood. I just need to put it into practice.

I was thinking about a larger kit so I can be less subtle with the effects, plus something where weathering is sort of "expected."

I have a 1:350 Klingon BOP that I was thinking of. I don't really have a decent sized Star Wars kit, other than a Fine Molds and Bandai PG Falcon; but,
I wouldn't consider using those for "practice".

Anyone have any ideas or suggestions?

Spencer

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Re: Advice on a new build.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 03:07:51 pm »
Hey Spencer,

I've done a fair amount of weathering for the Bandai Star Wars kits (the 1/72 scale).  Specifially the Y-Wing, A-Wing, snowspeeder, and TIE variants.  Since they are generaly around $25 and easy to put together - I would start there.  Just my 2 cents.

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Offline Decoman

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Re: Advice on a new build.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 03:34:27 pm »
I would like to see a weathered Y-Wing.

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Re: Advice on a new build.
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2017, 01:10:57 pm »
the 1/350ish Polar Lights Klingon Bird of Prey is a great kit to weather. there is no wrong way to weather a BOP.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 01:14:50 pm by RockyD88 »

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Re: Advice on a new build.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 02:47:48 pm »
the 1/350ish Polar Lights Klingon Bird of Prey is a great kit to weather. there is no wrong way to weather a BOP.

Agreed.  BOP is nice ship to weather.  Here's a couple of shots of some of my star wars (all 1/72 Bandai kits):

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Re: Advice on a new build.
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 11:56:30 pm »
I never thought about the Y-Wing, slipped my mind.

@simi. About how big is the Y-Wing when built?

Maybe a BOP then a 1/72 Star Wars kit thereafter.

It'll be a few days before I can make a decision, so if anyone else has any ideas,
the put 'em here.

Spencer

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Re: Advice on a new build.
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 09:26:03 am »
My BOP, I started this kit before I got married and its still not done...we just had our 12th aniversery and you say you build slow.

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Re: Advice on a new build.
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2017, 06:36:42 pm »
It depends on how much you want to learn about weathering.  With W.W.II models the rule is "Airplanes get dirty.  Ground vehicles get filthy."  You might want to consider a Sci-Fi ground vehicle.  You can start out with weathering for a "dirty" look then increase the effect from there till you reach "filthy".  This also allows you to cover-up a weathering effect that did not turn out by covering it with mud/snow/etc thereby salvaging the build.
 

 




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