Bandai 1/72 Star Wars Resistance X-Wing Fighter

This is my Bandai 1/72 Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter T-65 Space Superiority Fighter. It was built maybe back in 2017. At that time I was still exploring scale models such as Airfix and Revell. Most Japanese brands such as Tamiya, Hasegawa and even Bandai are limited in choices and ranges in most High Street shops in UK.
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I only started looking at Gunpla when lockdown started as most hobby shops have went online and then I have access to more overseas brands such as Bandai and I was surprise to find ou that this is still available.
I tried to paint the X-Wing in an old metallic finish to present it as an overworked fighter jet and it been repaired using parts from different planes.
I do like how it turns out and really like this design compared to the new X-Wing shown in the new movies.
Parts separation is great especially it is a Bandai design. It helps with my colour separation and I really enjoyed the build process. The only thing I dislike about this is that I am not skilled enough to paint the pilot with details hence I just used a lemon yellowy colour base, sigh I still do not know why I used that colour!
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Bandai 1/72 Star Wars Y-Wing Starfighter

Mine Bandai 1/72 Star Wars Y-Wing Starfighter, this was built before I re-started doing Gunpla again. The main reason is because it is easier to get Japanese branded Sci-Fi kits such as Star Wars instead of Gunpla in the High Street in UK; I guess the chances of people buying a Star Wars kit is higher in a traditional Scale Model/Hobby Shop in UK.
There are several other competing brands that make Star Wars kits but they have weird scaling and not as detailed as a Japanese manufacture. I grew up knowing Bandai and hence I trust Bandai’s effort in making something good.
The details of the Y-Wing is great, there are several pipes mould individually; it also comes with an instruction manual that shows you the actual model they have followed to make this a screen accurate. To be honest, I don’t really care much of screen accuracy. But I do care that when I put this together, it should look great and fantasy realistic.
I changed the colour scheme of the Y-Wing slightly, mainly along the exposed body, I gave it a mechanical dark iron to help brings out the gold and copper pipework. I gave the Y-Wing a slightly stronger yellow to help give it a bit more contrast to the dark tone.
The shading are all done using air brush using the pre-shading; these are the days before I started at serious with my models and panel lining.
Yes, I don’t just do Gunpla, I have done quite a few scaled models mainly WW2 planes and some modern jets and Helicopters. I hope I will slowly start blogging about them especially I have started to slow down a bit on my build process and a dwindling Gunpla backlog.
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